STFM Conference on Practice Improvement
Newport Beach, CA | December 1-4, 2016
Using Electronic Clinical Quality Measures Data to Improve Primary Care Practice: Early Learning from AHRQ’s EvidenceNOW Initiative
Authors: Jenna Sirkin
Discussion: The current state of HIT implementation blocks many small primary care practices from fully adopting practice transformation and QI principles. Each approach has tradeoffs, including the engagement of practices with diverse QI interests, heterogeneity of EHR systems (both vendors and configurations) to extract necessary data elements, and scalability given a large number of EHR vendors and practice facilitation approaches. The EvidenceNOW initiative demonstrates how a multi-stakeholder initiative can establish a learning community, collectively overcome challenges, and bring implementation lessons to scale in support of primary care transformation.