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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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Considerations in implementing higher level functionality

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  • Acceptance of common vision of quality
    • Adoption of evidence based standards against which to judge care quality
    • Agreement to conform to standardized ways of recording data
  • Ability to capture and process relevant data
    • Relevant care elements are captured as structured information
    • Implies that "order entry" is computerized
    • Data is "clean" and consistent


Here is what needs to be done in order to use the system as a database—these things are needed
Because the care process is important to capture as data—must have order entry and clean/consistent data across providers, care settings etc.

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