“Quality Measures Past, Present and Future” Podcast with John D’Amore
John provides a fascinating overview- from paper based quality measurement (see RHQDAPU… at least we’ve streamlined our acronyms!) to the dawn of electronic measurement. via the Electronic Medical Record (EMR). He explains why the single-EMR approach made sense in the hospital, but how the industry was hurt when it decided to apply that approach in the ambulatory setting. Finally, John describes the future state where quality measures are calculated from a longitudinal patient record that encompasses all the care a patient has received. This, of course, calls for a trusted central authority to do the aggregation, data remediation and reporting.
Thanks to Don Lee, Shahid Shah and the #HCBiz show for producing and sharing the podcast.
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