Improving Patient-Level Race and Ethnicity Data Collection and Reporting

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

As a follow up to the release of the Commission to the End Health Care Disparities’ (CEHCD) white paper on recommendations for collecting and using race, ethnicity and language data in ambulatory settings, the American Medical Association (AMA), Chicago Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (CHITREC), and Alliance of Chicago Community Health Services (Alliance) will conduct a quality improvement (QI) project aimed at improving the accuracy and reliability of race and ethnicity data collection and internal reporting (henceforth referred to as “R/E” data) in ambulatory care clinics. Information gathered during this project will be used to:
• define best practices and highlight barriers to effective implementation of guidelines for categorizing R/E status, and
• develop and pilot test a ‘toolkit’ with practical and easy-to-use information and resources aimed at improving the accuracy and reliability of R/E data collection and internal reporting for quality improvement purposes

This project supports the CEHCD’s strategic goal of increasing the number of provider organizations that appropriately collect, record (in the electronic health record), and report information on these key patient demographics and use this information to identify opportunities for reducing disparities in health care.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date5/18/159/30/16

Funding

  • American Medical Association (AMA 23460)

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