Data You Can Use
Data management and analysis activities can identify target areas in health care where application of quality improvement initiatives, patient-centered care, or integrated care can be applied to improve patient safety, quality, and to reduce costs. With the passage of the HITECH Act, many healthcare data are now publicly available and can be accessed through http://www.healthdata.gov.
Additional sources include:
At the QIT Training Center, the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative offers training and consultation on data orientation (where data reside, what is available and in what format); how to use data appropriately (characterization, meta data, leveraging, partnerships, and reporting capacity); and strategic guidance on data management and analysis as it relates to ongoing health initiatives. Contact us for more information.
At the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative, our data initiatives drive quality improvement by touching upon all levels of care and professions—from front line acute care providers to primary care offices to skilled nursing facilities. We use data to
Current data-driven quality improvement research projects underway at PRHI focus on the Integration of Behavioral Health Services into Primary Care Practice and on opportunities to reduce readmissions in HIV/AIDS patients, and among residents in long term care facilities.