The Critical Paths: Patient Safety project will assess the readiness of electronic data and health IT systems to support data capture, normalization and standardization to support patient safety reporting and evaluation across clinical information systems (e.g., electronic health records (EHRs) health information exchanges (HIEs), etc.). The project will specifically address medical device safety measurement concepts and then develop a critical path and action plan to address these key issues, gaps, and barriers. The scope of the project is focused on acute care infusion devices.
This project will assess the ability of existing health IT infrastructure (Quality Data Model (QDM), Healthcare Quality Measure Format (HQMF) , Measure Authoring Tool , electronic health records (EHRs) to support the use of medical device data for purposes of quality measurement and reporting. The future state is to integrate Unique Device Identification (UDI) and associated meta-data into existing quality measurement methods using point of care data capture within electronic systems. Achieving this integration will provide more accurate tracking of key performance metrics at both the individual and population levels.
Through an in-person meeting and follow-up conference calls, the Technical Expert Panel (TEP) is defining the data elements and processes of care associated with infusion pump quality reporting in acute care hospital settings. A report with the needed data elements will be completed by June 1, 2012.
MARCH 19 - 20, 2012
The in-person meeting was held March 19-20, 2012.
An RFP for a qualified contractor to perform the Environment Analysis was posted on the NQF website March 1- April 6, 2012. The contract will be awarded by May 4, 2012.
Based on the data elements defined by the TEP, the environmental analysis will be completed by July 13, 2012.
The TEP will review the results from the environmental analysis and develop a draft report for the measurement concept area that highlights the gaps and provides actionable steps to address them.
The draft report will be posted on NQF's website for public comment, and a webinar will be held during the commenting period to review the report and encourage public comments. The posting of the draft report is projected for mid-August 2012.
PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
AUGUST 24, 2012 12:00PM - SEPTEMBER 24, 2012 6:00PM
Draft Report (PDF)
AUGUST 24, 2012 11:00AM - AUGUST 24, 2012 12:00PM
This webinar will review the work of the Technical Expert Panel to define requirement for measurement, discuss the results from an environmental scan, and introduce a draft recommendations report that will be open for public comment.
Watch the RecordingMeeting Presentation
- Rosemary Kennedy, PhD, RN, MBA, FAAN, is Vice President for Health Information Technology, NQF
- Terrie L. Reed, MSIE, Associate Director for Informatics, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration
- Elliot B. Sloane, PhD CCE FHIMSS, Founder, President & Executive Director, The Center for Healthcare Information Research and Policy
The Final Report included recommended QDM enhancements to support quality measurement for acute care infusion devices.