Data Collection and Readiness

Those responsible for the collection, management and transfer of data need to ensure the data are agreed and trusted. Historically, this has been an industry challenge, as there has been variation in how data are captured, what gets captured, how it gets captured in a way that can be shared and usable. Professionals working with data can find resources in this section that help standardize data expectations for quality, validate data used for reporting and performance, and build trust in data.

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What’s the Digital Quality Transition Playbook?

This section contains, the Digital Playbook and resources specific to the Data Collection and Readiness workstream, from inventorying data sources to monitoring key performance indicators for data quality. We make frequent updates to this space, so sign up for notifications!

Digital Introduction – Phase 1Digital Enabled – Phase 2Fully Digital – Phase 3Digital Only – Phase 4
  • Inventory clinical data sources.
  • Determine availability of FHIR®-based data from data partners (FHIR from the source).
  • Identify internal data ops readiness and FHIR capabilities (just-in-time FHIR and customer data integration).
  • Categorize data by type.
  • Get familiar with Implementation Guides (IGs); take training courses.
  • Make a high-level plan to transition data ops; assess data vendors and their FHIR capabilities.
  • Identify additional data sources in anticipation of hybrid measure phase-out and transition all measures to ECDS.
  • Collaborate with reporting workstreams to identify rate lift from hybrid; create data strategy to mitigate rate drop.
  • Start implementing data ops best practices, including customer data integration.
  • Refine data ops transition plan for each data stream, including FHIR capabilities and data quality.
  • Make high-level plan to transition data ops.
  • Ensure that quality reporting is supported.
  • Continue implementing best practices, including customer data integration, additional data sources.
  • Phase out chart collection/ medical record review as hybrid measures are phased out.
  • Capture metrics on data quality and implement mitigation strategies.
  • Advance year-round/real-time data collection to optimize QI/population health/value-based care use cases and concurrently capture data for reporting.
  • Keep current with FHIR, USCDI and Implementation Guide updates.
  • Prepare final shift to all-ECDS data.
  • Refine data operations to support all use cases in the organization.
  • Continue to optimize FHIR from the source, customer data integration and data quality initiatives.
  • Have key performance indicators in place to ensure that data coverage and quality for supported use cases are always current and actionable.
  • Ensure smooth and timely data processing, continue to source real-time data where possible.
  • Keep current with FHIR, USCDI and IG updates.

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