The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, American Diabetes Association, and American Cancer Society, have launched a program called the Guidelines Advantage, which fine-tunes data produced in Electronic Health Records. Physician service providers are utilizing this technology more, a March 31 edition of Modern Physician reported.
EHR’s supply healthcare providers with health-related information, obtained from medical history, demographics, and statistical evidence, and are used as a physician aid, in efforts to promote better quality patient care. They also fill holes in hospitals’ systems.
Dr Carol Wysham, chairwoman of the American Diabetes Association Professional Practice committee, said in a recent press release, “In this way, we can help clinicians assess the quality gaps in their practices, which, in turn, helps them identify opportunities to improve the delivery of care to their patients.
“To improve the care of their patients, clinicians need to have a way to measure their success at following guidelines.”
Healthcare professionals find clarity, in regards to areas, in which they are on target, and those that could use some improvement. The standards, for many providers of physician services, in terms of benchmarks and outcomes, are often compared to those developed by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, American Diabetes Association, and American Cancer Society.