Toolkit for Clinical Quality Metric Extraction
Resource: Toolkit for Clinical Quality Metric Extraction (PDF, 1.5 MB, 24 pages)
This toolkit guides practice facilitators and primary care clinic staff in using health information technology to support quality improvement. It includes the following topics:
- Understanding clinical quality metric basics.
- Choosing a data-extraction approach.
- Self-assessing a practice’s ability to report.
- Validating aggregate-level data.
- Creating data visualizations.
- Getting buy-in to use health information technology.
The toolkit instructs on how to extract data from electronic and paper information systems, validate the data, and present data graphically to show progress, as indicated in Key Driver 3: Optimize Health Information Systems to Extract Data and Support Use of Evidence in Practice. The toolkit puts clinical quality measurement in the context of primary practice improvement, which aligns with Key Driver 2: Implement a Data-driven Quality Improvement Process to Integrate Evidence into Practice Procedures.
Institutions of origin: Healthy Hearts Northwest (a collaboration between The MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, the Oregon Practice-based Research Network, and Comagine Health), Kaiser Permanente WA Health Research Institute, Seattle, WA
Permissions: Used with permission of Healthy Hearts Northwest, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality EvidenceNOW Initiative Care Innovation
Acknowledgements: Healthy Hearts Northwest, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality EvidenceNOW Initiative
Copyright information: © 2019 Healthy Hearts Northwest, MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation, Kaiser Permanente WA Health Research Institute, Seattle, WA.
Publication date: April 2019.