Issue Brief: Putting Data to Work

This issue brief examines lessons from RWJF's Aligning Forces for Quality alliances that have made information about the quality of care local physicians provide publicly available to everyone who gets, gives, or pays for care.

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Using Performance Data to Improve Diabetes Care

Led by the Health Collaborative of Greater Cincinnati, an Aligning Forces for Quality alliance, primary care practices, including Deerfield Family Medicine, are using performance measurement data to improve care and outcomes for five key patient diabetes indicators.

Measuring Performance Data Can Improve Quality

MN Community Measurement, an Aligning Forces for Quality alliance, measures and publicly reports provider performance data. State practices and hospitals, including Entira Family Clinics, are using these data to inform efforts to improve care and patient outcomes for conditions including depression and diabetes.

Resources on Leveraging Performance Measurement Data

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Resource Guide

This resource guide provides additional information for clinicians and health care organizations on leveraging performance data to improve quality.

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Case Studies From Aligning Forces

This series of case studies highlights select stories from three Aligning Forces communities—Cincinnati, Wisconsin, and Cleveland—detailing how they've used performance measurement data to improve quality.

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An Interview With Kathleen Lehman

We sat down with Kathleen Lehman, senior clinical efficiency analyst at MetroHealth in Cleveland, to learn more about efforts there to identify and share best practices for improving care.

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A Snapshot from Aligning Forces

We can't improve what we don't measure. There is growing evidence that clinicians are using performance measurement, outcome and patient satisfaction data to improve the quality of care they provide.

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Quality Field Notes presents key lessons learned by regional alliances of clinicians, patients, and payers in Aligning Forces for Quality communities as they work to transform local health care and provide models for national reform.

Webinar: Putting Data to Work

Watch the archived webcast here.

Watch our webinar exploring how hospitals, clinics and others are using data on clinician performance to improve patient care. Discussions included work in RWJF’s Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) communities and programs developed by winners of the Voices of Quality video contest.

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