Performance Outcomes Measurement
Determining state priorities for systems performance is essential to ensuring that the right data are collected and analyzed to measure performance in reaching targeted goals. Strategic data collection can maximize resources and support quality improvement.
*Full name: Identify priority health status and systems performance outcomes and develop a data collection plan that allows measurement of those outcomes.
*Relevance to the ACA:
The ACA provides many resources to states with an interest in setting their own priorities for data collection and analysis. The ACA establishes national strategies, grants and systems capacity efforts which can support state data priorities. These include:
§3011 - Requires the Secretary to create a national strategy to improve the delivery of healthcare services, patient outcomes, and population health through the use of HIT.
§10333 - Establishes grants to support the development of community-based collaborative care networks, which can include provisions for telehealth services.
§934 - Establishes grants to provide technical support to institutions that deliver healthcare.
§5101 - Creates the “National Healthcare Workforce Committee” that will identify strategies to address the increased demand for workers in IT.less