White Paper: An Informatics Blueprint for Healthcare Quality Information Systems

  title={White Paper: An Informatics Blueprint for Healthcare Quality Information Systems},
  author={Joyce C. Niland and Layla Rouse and Doug Stahl},
  journal={Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA},
  volume={13 4},
There is a critical gap in our nation's ability to accurately measure and manage the quality of medical care. A robust healthcare quality information system (HQIS) has the potential to address this deficiency through the capture, codification, and analysis of information about patient treatments and related outcomes. Because non-technical issues often present the greatest challenges, this paper provides an overview of these socio-technical issues in building a successful HQIS, including the… 

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