53. Adding Lab Data & Present on Admission (POA) to State Discharge Data
- AHRQ's Clinical Data Pilot Projects (2007-2009):
- Established the feasibility of linking electronic clinical lab data to discharge data and collecting POA in three States (Florida, Minnesota, and Virginia).
- HCUP is building toolkits for other States to learn from the pilots' experiences.
- Lab data toolkit addresses all facets of the data collection process:
- Initial version available at: http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/datainnovations/clinicaldata/lvback.jsp
- POA toolkit will include:
- Business case for POA (including example HAC [Hospital-Acquired Conditions] reports).
- Tools to improve quality of data.