Navigation Links
NQF Helps Ensure Health IT Captures Information to Drive Quality Improvement
Date:11/12/2009

elopers use common data definitions and conventions when specifying measures for use with electronic health records."

The QDS framework ensures the latest health information technology requirements are seamlessly woven into quality measures. By providing a common language to describe the information within quality measures, the QDS enables quality measurement from a variety of electronic sources, including electronic health records (EHRs), personal health records (PHRs), registries and health information exchanges (HIEs). The framework consists of standard elements (a code list for a specific condition such as diabetes, or a medication such as aspirin); quality data elements (information describing the context of use in the clinical care process such as a past history of diabetes or the administration of aspirin); and data flow attributes (the sources of the information --who is providing the standard and quality data elements, what the care setting is, etc.)

Background on the Development of the QDS

NQF's Health Information Technology Expert Panel (HITEP), chaired by Dr. Tang, was reconvened specifically to develop the QDS. HITEP builds on the work of a 2008 panel, which identified 11 data categories and 39 data types. While HITEP's first report led to new feasibility criteria for measures endorsed by NQF, HITEP's latest work ensures measure specifications best-leverage electronic clinical information from disparate sources. To define the QDS framework, HITEP and its technical panels reviewed the data requirements associated with all NQF-endorsed(R) quality measures and considered additional requirements for future cross-cutting, patient-centered measures. The initial QDS will be populated to support the measures currently included in NQF's portfolio.

This work was conducted under a contract from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

The mission of the National Quali
'/>"/>

SOURCE National Quality Forum
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine technology :

1. Progesterone Therapy and Preterm Birth: More Evidence Helps Identify Women Who Can Benefit
2. Siemens Preclinical Imaging System Helps The Methodist Hospital in Houston Further Its Research Mission
3. Tablet PC Technology Helps Doctors and Patients Focus on Chemotherapy Side Effects, According to Thomson Healthcare Study
4. Surgeons Find That Laparoscopic Banding Procedure Helps Overweight Adolescents Lose Weight and Improve Health
5. VIDEO: Femara(R) helps protect against return of breast cancer even when treatment starts several years after completing tamoxifen therapy
6. Data Confirm Avastin(R) Helps Patients With Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Live Even Longer
7. Study Findings Show Infection Control Intervention Helps Keep Kids in School
8. (RED) to Launch New Way for People to Get Music in Their Lives; Weekly Delivery of Great Music Helps to Save Lives in Africa
9. VAP Cholesterol Test Helps Reveal Association Between Adiponectin Levels and Atherosclerosis
10. NJ-Based Surgeon Helps Pioneer Dramatic Advance in Treating Damaged Discs
11. Breakthrough Mapping of Alzheimers Genome Helps ID Four New Suspect Genes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/10/2014)... 11, 2014  Major advances in radiation therapy ... being highlighted in a three-day Oncology Summit taking ... July, 2014.  Renowned national and international cancer experts from ... and exchange knowledge on modern technologies making treatment ... The Summit will address a ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... 11. Juli 2014  Dilon Technologies, ... die molekulare Bildgebung, einschließlich molekularer Bildgebung ... CE-Zulassung für sein Navigator ® -Gamma-Sondensystem ... das Produkt jetzt europaweit vertreiben. Dilon ... der europäischen Länder ausgedehnt und bereits ...
(Date:7/10/2014)...  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ... (UH) Case Medical Center Seidman Cancer Center totaling $4.7 ... improving care for patients with complex cancer. ... a unique model developed at UH to enhance care ... or demonstrated need for high health care utilization.  ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Improving quality and access to advanced cancer care in India and South Asia 2Improving quality and access to advanced cancer care in India and South Asia 3Improving quality and access to advanced cancer care in India and South Asia 4Improving quality and access to advanced cancer care in India and South Asia 5Dilon erhält CE-Zulassung für sein Navigator-Gamma-Sondensystem 2University Hospitals Case Medical Center Awarded $4.7 Million Grant from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 2University Hospitals Case Medical Center Awarded $4.7 Million Grant from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 3University Hospitals Case Medical Center Awarded $4.7 Million Grant from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 4
... Study) Results Demonstrate ... of VH(R) IVUS in Drug Development, SAN DIEGO, ... [ESC Booth # A2-D403], a leading manufacturer of,intravascular ultrasound ... of its VH(R) IVUS (Virtual Histology IVUS) in,GlaxoSmithKline,s IBIS-2 ...
... 1 Calabar AB, a privately,held pharmaceutical company ... EUR 350,000 equity financing from the investment company,Karolinska ... a phase II study with repeated dosing. "We ... the minor glands will lead to improved outcomes ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Volcano's VH(R) IVUS Technology Used in Imaging Study of GlaxoSmithKline's Novel Investigational Compound, Darapladib 2Volcano's VH(R) IVUS Technology Used in Imaging Study of GlaxoSmithKline's Novel Investigational Compound, Darapladib 3Volcano's VH(R) IVUS Technology Used in Imaging Study of GlaxoSmithKline's Novel Investigational Compound, Darapladib 4
(Date:7/10/2014)... 10, 2014 CBPartners, a global leader ... launched a new website. The redesigned site boasts ... access to the firm’s thought pieces, blog posts, and ... platform to showcase our insights, capabilities, and to provide ... Chief Executive Officer, Cyrus Chowdhury. “An enhanced online ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Parker ... protecting the rights of victims injured by defective ... a lawsuit over allegations that the woman’s hidden, ... a power morcellator used during a routine laparoscopic ... against Richard Wolf Medical Instruments Corporation over its ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nature, not nurture, may ... individual chimpanzees, a new study finds. "As is ... to cognitive [thinking] abilities in chimpanzees," William Hopkins of ... in a news release from the journal Current ... into the evolution of intelligence in humans, Hopkins, team ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... Kristen Fischer HealthDay Reporter ... help ease the hot flashes that often accompany menopause, new ... than 50 percent of menopausal women, said Dr. Taraneh Shirazian, ... at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital ... more than 10 hot flashes a day, and she added ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... announcement that the "Mississippi Baby," believed to have been ... have detectable levels of the virus, the Elizabeth Glaser ... but remains hopeful that the scientific breakthrough that allowed ... than two years will continue to help researchers understand ... , "Although we had high hopes that the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:CBPartners Announces New Website 2Health News:Couple Sues Over Alleged Cancer Risk Associated with use of a Power Morcellator During the Woman's Laparoscopic Fibroid Removal Procedure, Parker Waichman Comments 2Health News:Couple Sues Over Alleged Cancer Risk Associated with use of a Power Morcellator During the Woman's Laparoscopic Fibroid Removal Procedure, Parker Waichman Comments 3Health News:Couple Sues Over Alleged Cancer Risk Associated with use of a Power Morcellator During the Woman's Laparoscopic Fibroid Removal Procedure, Parker Waichman Comments 4Health News:Couple Sues Over Alleged Cancer Risk Associated with use of a Power Morcellator During the Woman's Laparoscopic Fibroid Removal Procedure, Parker Waichman Comments 5Health News:Like Humans, Chimps' Smarts May Rely on Genes 2Health News:Losing Weight May Ease Hot Flashes, Study Finds 2Health News:Losing Weight May Ease Hot Flashes, Study Finds 3Health News:Despite setback, 'Mississippi Baby' represents significant breakthrough in effort to end AIDS 2
... cord by a couple of minutes can have a beneficial effect ... developed countries the tendency of doctors is to cut the umbilical ... problems and allow the mother to hold her baby without delay. ... time ensues before the umbilical cord is severed. ,The ...
... Public Health has been established at Kattankulathur, off Chennai, capital ... will be functioning as part of the SRM Medical College ... SRM University, said the School of Public Health had been ... from the US and the other from the UK. ...
... is a mother’s prayers answered. Five years back Timothy Bingham ... named// it after him- the Bingham syndrome. ,The boy ... like attacks, which rendered him totally paralyzed. It left him in ... of his eyes. ,Yet light has finally broken through ...
... ‘mild, mellow and giggling’ and ‘loved-up with a trippy edge’. ... regular party clubber// in UK’s hot nightspots. , ... by vets. Yet these are now increasingly offered ... , The rocketing use of these drugs have forced UK’s ...
... smoking is well known. But there is one more effect ... you look old, when you are actually// not. It has ... ,Dermatology researchers in the U.S. investigated the effects ... to sunlight. The study observed 82 people who smoked and ...
... paucity of anesthesiologists in the province of Ontario, evident in ... tide over such a situation, Ontario has created two additional ... times for patients. This strategy has proved its weight in ... time tested measure to improve patient care. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New School of Public Health in Chennai 2
... precise and accurate Measurements! ,Patients are impressed ... examination when they see the doctor is ... - after only 5 minutes of proper ... proficient in the operation of this instrument ...
Great for small incisions and excision needs...
Multi-sided, Sharp all around...
...
Medicine Products: