Electronic Health Record EHR Quality Measure Dataflow Tool 1 Understanding Clinical Quality Measure CQM Data Documentation in Your Practice

Dataflow Tool #1 (Understanding CQM Data Documentation in Your Practice) and Dataflow Tool #2 (Creating a CQM Data Documentation Plan for Your Practice) are intended to help providers think aboutand plan for Clinical Quality Measure (CQM) documentation. This worksheet – for Tool #1 – is meant to be used by providers who are thinking about the who, what, where, and when of CQM data documentation. It can be used to determine how data elements that are captured before, during, or afterthe patient visit are entered into the EHR. It also includes discussion questions and links to other toolsthat can help providers think about how to modify their workflow, training, computer terminal locations, and CQM data documentation responsibilities as needed. This worksheet is meant to augment, notreplace, other workflow analysis that the provider might be doing for EHR implementation.


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Practice Role
Health Care Mgmt - Practice Mgrs Admin
Providers (MDs, DOs, NPs, PAs, RNs, LPNs)
PSR, Schedulers, Front Desk, Med Secretaries
Providers & Professionals
Setting/Practice Type
FQHC or Community Health Center
Large Practice 11 or more
Small Practice 1 - 10
Specialty Practice
Resource Topics
Evaluation and Meaningful Use
Quality Improvement and Practice Transformation
EHR Steps
Step 5: Achieve Meaningful Use

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