Tell AHRQ How Your Organization Monitors Improvement
AHRQ published in today’s Federal Register the notice, “Request for Measures Assessing Health Care Organization Quality Improvement Activities To Improve Patient Understanding, Navigation, Engagement, and Self-Management.”AHRQ requests information from the public (including health care delivery organizations, health information developers, payers, quality measure developers, clinicians, and health care consumers) about quality improvement measures designed to help health care organizations monitor initiatives aimed at:
- Improving patient understanding of health information,
- simplifying navigation of health care systems and facilities, and
- enhancing patients' ability to manage their health.
Specifically, AHRQ seeks quality improvement measures in four domains:
- Ease of Navigation,
- Patient Engagement and Self-Management, and
- Organizational Structure, Policy, and Leadership.
AHRQ is interested in measures that do not require patient survey data and that health care organizations are currently using, or have used in the past, to guide quality improvement activities designed to address these domains. AHRQ is also interested in information about relevant measures that are under development or are suggested for future development.
You can find further information and instructions on submitting measure in the Federal Register notice. Access the Federal Register Notice at: https://www.federalregister.
gov/articles/2016/02/10/2016- 02679/request-for-measures- assessing-health-care- organization-quality- improvement-activities-to- improve