eClinical Quality Improvement (eCQI)
Electronically facilitated clinical quality improvement (eCQI) uses a variety of processes and tools to help continuously improve care and support improved health. eCQI is not only about a set of health IT tools but also about helping people design and maintain efficient processes that make effective use of technology to sustain continuous improvement cycles and optimize care quality and outcomes. See more information from CMS on eCQI.
HTS has created an eCQI Toolkit to act as a practical guide to assist organizations with leveraging health information technology (HIT) and the Plan Do Study Act (PDSA) process improvement methodology to support and advance their health quality improvement initiatives. This toolkit is designed:
- to provide eCQI tools and resources that may be used by organizations to help manage their eCQI priorities in an organized, efficient and repeatable manner
- for use by inpatient and outpatient organizations who are currently utilizing certified EHRs to manage patient encounters
- to help identify, align and manage quality initiatives for both internal and external QI goals
Contact HTS for more details.