We do this by monitoring several clinical performance measures that are part of our Health Care Plan and taking action to improve our performance on those measures. These performance measures provide us with the opportunity to establish quality and performance goals for the Health Center and our patient populations and to track our progress toward those goals. The measures:
- Address priority health conditions and cover all life stages
- Focus on preventative health care
- Are derived from evidence-based clinical guidelines
Our clinical performance measures document services related to good long term health outcomes. It is known that people who receive timely routine and preventative care are more likely to have improved health status. Thus, by increasing the proportion of health center patients who receive timely preventative care and routine acute and chronic care, we can expect improved health status of our patient population in the future.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has recognized us as a Health Center Quality Leader, demonstrating our commitment to providing high-quality health care. These awards were given to the top 30% of HRSA-supported health centers achieving the best overall clinical outcomes. We are honored to receive this award!
We have been recognized nationally as a Hypertension Control Champion by the US Dept of Health and Human Services’ Million Hearts Initiative! We are honored to have our success in helping patients control high blood pressure recognized by such a prestigious program.
You can read more at http://millionhearts.hhs.gov/aboutmh/htn_champions.html
CDC press release: http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2015/p0224-million-hearts.html