The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is seeking comment on ways to improve quality measurement through health IT. As a part of its initiative to identify possibilities and pathways to the next generation of health IT enabled quality measurement, AHRQ has issued a Request for Information (RFI), “Request for Information on Quality Measurement Enabled by Health IT.”
The RFI seeks ideas and input from the public across diversified stakeholder groups on successful strategies and remaining challenges in the creation of health IT enabled quality measure development and reporting. AHRQ encourages health IT system developers, vendors, payers, quality measure developers, clinicians and health care consumers to submit comments by August 20, 2012.
AHRQ will host a national web conference July 31 at 1:30 p.m. to provide additional information on the RFI and review highlights of the report Quality Measurement Enabled by Health IT: Overview, Possibilities, and Challenges. AHRQ staff will review highlights of the report and open a national dialogue around the issue of capturing quality through health IT.
Participants will learn about current initiatives to measure healthcare quality and possibilities for the next generation of health IT-enabled quality measurement. To register for the webinar, click here.