Practice Transformation and Health IT

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Primary care agencies are probably swimming in data. What to do with all of that information? 

A new handbook outlines ways to lead organizations to make better use of their health information technology to improve operations. The handbook, Obtaining and Using Data in Practice Improvement: A Handbook for Health IT Advisors and Practice Facilitators, is "a resource for the coaches who provide health IT-related assistance for primary care practices to support their QI and practice transformation efforts." Sections include:

  • Strategies for Health IT Advisors
  • Working with Electronic Health Records
  • Clinical Decision Support
  • Patient Portals and Engagement Technologies
  • Incorporating Patient-generated Data for Quality Improvement
  • Electronic Health Record Use Cases for Quality Improvement
  • Beyond the Electronic Health Record: Alternative Data Sources for Quality Improvement
  • Review of Clinical Quality Measures
  • Review of Risk-Stratification in Primary Care

The handbook is one of the tools in the AHRQ's Evidence Now collection.

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