Quality Measures for Patient, Family, and Caregiver Engagement
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Patient and family engagement has become particularly important with the development of new models of delivering health care. Many new incentive programs rely on clinical quality measure to gauge patient engagement and outcome. Advances in various forms of health information technology allow for the collection of data that can be analyzed and provided to clinicians and healthcare systems for measurement of care coordination; federal, state, and local governments and private payers for oversight and payment; and most importantly patients, families, and caregivers for healthcare decision-making. Several mechanisms are used to collect information for quality measures such as medical record abstraction, claims, electronic health records, clinical data registries, smartphones, personal fitness devices, and other emerging means of collecting information. Regardless of how collected, clinicians are critical to generating the required data for promoting transparency for patients and families in value-based care.
KeywordsClinical quality measures Meaningful measurement framework Claims data Clinical data registries Quality measures Electronic clinical quality measures Quality measurement
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