Where can I find Quality and Safety Resources for Identifying Practice Gaps?
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services – database with current statistics and resources used for gap analysis
- MedQIC – access to current performance measures that can link gap analysis to outcomes assessment
National Quality Forum – Quality measures, indicators, events, practices, and other products to help assess quality across the health care continuum
National Quality Measures Clearinghouse – Public repository for evidence-based quality measures sponsored for Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
National Committee for Quality Assurance – National, regional and state averages and percentiles from all Healthcare Effectivenss Data and Information Set (HEDIS) measures
Joint Commission – Core performance measures that support organizational process improvement
National Guidelines Clearinghouse – Guidelines with associated measures available through AHRQ and National Quality Measures Clearinghouse (NQMC) websites
Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) – an independent, not-for-profit worldwide organization helping to lead improvement of health care
Florida Department of Health’s Community Health Assessment Resource Tool Set (CHARTS) – Includes access to over 2,000 health indicators
Additional clinical quality and safety links are posted at http://cme.ufl.edu/links.