CAH Staff Perspectives on use of EHRs for Quality Measurement and Health Equity Discussed

When prompted about the new health equity and social drivers of health quality measures collected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), participating CAHs discussed their current practices and preparations for these measures, including collection of data on demographic and social needs in their electronic health records (EHR) and generating reports to identify health disparities.  The interviews and report were conducted by the Flex Monitoring Team, a FORHP-supported consortium of researchers who evaluate the impact of HRSA’s Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program.  HRSA is currently accepting applications from states for this program until April 16.

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