Meaningful Use Resources
Final HIT Incentive Rule Stage 1 Quality Metrics Objective Summary and Challenge Identification, Developed by Beth Dibbert and Louis Wenzlow of the Rural WI Health Cooperative.
The Wisconsin Office of Rural Health (WI-ORH) and the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative (RWHC) partnered to produce the “Final HIT Incentive Rule Stage 1 Quality Metrics Objective Summary and Challenge Identification” report in September, 2010. This focuses on what is considered by many to be one of the most challenging of the 14 core objectives required for hospitals to achieve Stage 1 meaningful use: namely, the collection, calculation, and eventual submission of 15 Clinical Quality Measures in the 3 QI measure sets: ED Throughput, Stroke, and VTE.
The report includes a summary of the hospital quality reporting requirements and a detailed description of each of the quality measures, with commentary regarding associated challenges.
Stage 1 Meaningful Use QI Manual, developed by Beth Dibbert and Louis Wenzlow of the Rural WI Health Cooperative.
A followup to the above report, released in September, 2011. This manual identifies strategies for the electronic capture of the required data elements. The overarching goal of this project is to provide rural hospitals with a guidebook that helps QI managers navigate the process of implementing an effective MU quality program.
Meaningful Use CQM Assessment Tool (Excel template), developed by Beth Dibbert and Louis Wenzlow of the Rural WI Health Cooperative.
The Hospital CQM MU Assessment tool is intended to help QI professionals document where and how the data is being captured. This tool can be used independently by QI professionals to keep track of their MU data elements.