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By Institute of Medicine, Board on Health Care Services, Committee on the Crossing the Quality Chasm: Next Steps Toward a New Health Care System, Janet M. Corrigan, Ann C. Greiner, Karen Adams

Offers a document on a sequence of reports generated by means of the Institute of medication devoted to bettering the standard and safeguard of healthiness care. Discusses in-depth the transformation of our present healthcare supply approach, with specific emphasis on security, effectiveness, patient-centeredness, timeliness, potency, and fairness. Softcover.

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All of the communities participating in the summit had been involved in measuring the effectiveness of their efforts, although their objectives—whether for quality improvement purposes or public reporting—may have differed. Measurement was also an underlying assumption for all the condition-specific action plans. The following definition of measurement served as the springboard for discussion during this session and had the general approval of the session’s participants (IOM, 2002): To use quantitative indicators to identify the degree to which providers are delivering care that is consistent with standards or acceptable to customers of the delivery system.

Don Berwick, summit keynote speaker The Washington State Diabetes Collaborative— one of the 15 community participants at the summit—candidly shared with the participants in the measurement session some lessons learned from that initiative regarding the need for standardized data collection of a discrete set of measures. See Box 2-1 for a brief overview of this ground-breaking state-level project. MEASUREMENT Box 2-1. Washington State Diabetes Collaborative The Washington State Diabetes Collaborative was established in 1999 to address the findings of a statewide project that identified significant gaps between existing and desirable diabetes care.

Participants generally believe that widespread adoption of ICT to assist measurement collection at the physician office level will necessitate partnering by public- and privatesector purchasers. The condition-specific working groups also touched on the essential role of ICT in supporting measurement efforts. For example, recognized measurement experts in the asthma group affirmed that metrics for processes of care for asthma are well established. The major challenge now is moving these measures closer toward implementation.

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