BHA FPX 4106 Assessment 2 Benchmarks, Quality Measures, and Data Compatibility for a Documentation Review

BHA FPX 4106 Assessment 2 Benchmarks, Quality Measures, and Data Compatibility for a Documentation Review

BHA FPX 4106 Assessment 2 Benchmarks, Quality Measures, and Data Compatibility for a Documentation Review

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Capella university

BHA-FPX4106 Introduction to Managing Health Care Information

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Benchmarks, Quality Measures, and Data Compatibility in Documentation Review

Introduction

Achieving data compatibility poses a significant challenge for healthcare centers, including our own, as it can impede documentation review processes. Even with electronic health record (EHR) capacity in other facilities, there is often inconsistency between systems, necessitating manual extraction and conversion of data into readable formats (Tong, 2012).

Data Compatibility

To ensure compatibility of data from various sources with our office’s records, seamless access to complete patient records is essential, facilitated by compatible EHR systems and reliable computer networks adhering to standardized protocols (Tong, 2012). Data standardization is crucial to compare similar metrics across different sources accurately. Electronic Health Information Exchange (HIE) systems play a vital role in achieving this standardization, enabling seamless integration of transferred data into recipients’ EHRs (HealthIT, 2019).

Benchmarks

Implementing benchmarks is key to standardizing data and improving patient care. For instance, integrating electronically received lab results into our EHR allows for efficient identification of patients requiring follow-up, such as those with uncontrolled blood sugar (Williams, 2012).

Quality Measures

Assuring data standardization involves examining sources to ensure compatibility with internally collected data. To this end, I will compare quality measures and data from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)’s National Healthcare Quality and Disparity Reports (NHQDR) on Diabetes Quality Measures Compared to Achievable Benchmarks against CMS-specified diabetes performance measures (see attached Excel spreadsheet). These measures include HbA1c control, blood pressure control, and cholesterol control, benchmarked by national percentages and trends over time (AHRQ, Year; CMS, Year).

BHA FPX 4106 Assessment 2 Benchmarks, Quality Measures, and Data Compatibility for a Documentation Review