Wednesday, August 2, 2017

New CDC quality improvement tool for chronic disease

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s new Health Systems Scorecard (HSSC) is a voluntary quality improvement tool to assess evidence-based chronic disease care management policies and practices. The HSSC includes modules to assess health system policies that support use of multi-disciplinary care teams; clinical guidelines; electronic functions for managing patient health and follow-up; clinical decision supports; patient education and self-management; tobacco use cessation; and screening for breast, cervical, or colorectal cancer. State and local public health programs can use the tool to help establish relationships with primary care practices and to better understand the implementation of evidence-based strategies to manage chronic disease among partnering practices. When you access the tool, you will find 1) a cover letter explaining the purpose and use of the HSSC, 2) a sample e-mail template introducing the HSSC to health system partners, and 3) instructions to set up and manage a HSSC Formsite® account for your health system partners. Download the HSSC package today to learn more.

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