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Analysis of UDS Clinical Quality Measure Performance by Health Center Telehealth Use

Resource Topic: Health Information Technology (HIT)/Data, Telehealth

Resource Subtopic: Research and Data, Data and Reporting.

Keywords: Data Collection, Management, and Analytics, Uniform Data System (UDS), Quality Measures.

Year Developed: 2020

Resource Type: Publication.

Primary Audience: Administrative Staff Clinicians PCAs C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, COOs, CMOs, etc)

Language(s): English

Developed by: HITEQ (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: The below analysis is based on Uniform Data System (UDS) reported by health centers (both 330 funded and Look Alikes). Performance on Clinical Quality Measures is derived from Tables 6B and 7 (with the exception of the Prenatal measure, which is not included). Telehealth Use is from Question 2 of the UDS’s Other Data Elements form, which asks Did your organization use telehealth in order to provide remote clinical care services [in referenc year]? Yes or No.

Resource Details: The below analysis is based on Uniform Data System (UDS) reported by health centers (both 330 funded and Look Alikes). Performance on Clinical Quality Measures is derived from Tables 6B and 7 (with the exception of the Prenatal measure, which is not included). Telehealth Use is from Question 2 of the UDS’s Other Data Elements form, which asks Did your organization use telehealth in order to provide remote clinical care services [in referenc year]? Yes or No. Observations Health centers that report using Telehealth, on average, report slightly higher performance on all clinical quality measures than those that report that they do not use telehealth. Download the full document at the bottom of the page for details about each measure.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,625,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.