The material in these documents was developed by Regional Extension Center staff in the performance of technical support and EHR implementation. The information in these documents is not intended to serve as legal advice nor should it substitute for legal counsel. Users are encouraged to seek additional detailed technical guidance to supplement the information contained within. The REC staff developed these materials based on the technology and law that were in place at the time these documents were developed. Therefore, advances in technology and/or changes to the law subsequent to that date may not have been incorporated into this material.
A brief case study of a fictional patient trying to manage a specific condition, followed by scientific studies that support the intervention associated with the relevant clinical quality measures in improving outcomes for that condition.
As step-by-step guide to using USHIK to review measure specific information such as population criteria, metadata, and code sets.
A series of tables that describes how MU clinical quality measures have changed between Stage 1 and 2014. Each table represents a different clinical condition, allowing easy access to a particular condition of interest
A series of tables that clearly illustrates how MU quality measurement requirements changed in 2014, including the transition from core measures to recommended core measures and key health policy domains.
A large table that presents an opportunity for improvement in a practice, the MU objectives that support that opportunity, and the CQMs that are related to those opportunities and objectives.
A condition specific resource that illustrates the quality measures associated with the condition, the key clinical interventions that need to be performed and documented to meet the measures, and which part of the measure the intervention relates to; the numerator, denominator, or an exclusion/exception.
A measure-level worksheet for practices to begin assessing where in their practice data is collected and who the responsible persons/roles are or should be. This information can help establish a workflow that complements quality measurement.
A person level worksheet to help organize who in a practice is responsible for certain quality measurement activities and where in the practice workflow those activities will occur.
A brief, condition specific case study of a fictional physician attempting to improve a quality measure. Provides concrete steps for quality improvement that focus on leveraging EHR capabilities and workflow improvements.
A series of tables that illustrate how MU measures overlap with other quality initiatives, including federal, state, and payer initiatives.
Provides clinical quality measure recommendations for specific specialties as recommended by their associated professional associations.
Profiles of real practices throughout the country who have successfully implemented clinical quality measurement in their practice.