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eCQMs & Quality Improvement

August 8, 2016

Pioneers in Quality Portal - Articles and Publications

  • Real-time prediction of mortality, readmission, and length of stay using electronic health record data - J Am Med Inform Assoc 2016;23:553–561. doi:10.1093/jamia/ocv110

    • To objective of this work was to develop a predictive model for real-time predictions of length of stay, mortality, and readmission for hospitalized patients using electronic health records (EHRs).

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  • Developing and Testing an Electronic Measure of Screening Colonoscopy Overuse in a Large Integrated Healthcare System - J Gen Intern Med 31(Suppl 1):S53–60 DOI: 10.1007/s11606-015-3569-y

    • Overuse of screening colonoscopy can be measured reliably and with high specificity using electronic data.  Overuse measures, such as those specified through a consensus workgroup process, could be combined with underuse measures to improve the appropriateness of colorectal cancer screening.

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  • Associations between healthcare quality and use of electronic health record functions in ambulatory care. J Am Med Inform Assoc.  2015 Jul;22(4):864-71

    • This study concluded that among primary care providers in the ambulatory setting using a single EHR, intensive use of certain EHR functions (use of best-practice alerts, order sets and panel reports) was associated with increased adherence to recommended care as measured by performance on electronically reported “meaningful use” quality measures.

      This study focused on ambulatory care setting, however, the findings should be transferrable to other settings.

  • Using Electronic Clinical Quality Measure Reporting for Public Health Surveillance. Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report.  5/1/2015, Vol. 64 Issue 16:  (439-442)

    • This article highlights the potential of elec-tronic clinical quality measure (CQM) reporting data for use in monitoring population health for those receiving health care services.

      This article focuses on the ambulatory care setting, however, it does provide a nice background of the CQM reporting aspect of the meaningful use program.