OFMQ’s Work Highlighted on AHRQ National Webinar

February 26, 2015

Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality (OFMQ) received national attention for its participation in a project funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) during a recent webinar entitled, “A National Web Conference on Projects to Inform Stage 3 Meaningful Use Requirements through Evidence,” hosted by AHRQ.  OFMQ was a partner, along with the Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC), for the 2-year initiative led by the Lewin group. OFMQ provided critical evaluations of Stage 3 Meaningful Use (MU) objectives in rural ambulatory/outpatient settings.

The project outcomes helped to identify recommended Electronic Health Record (EHR) innovations, specifically those associated with Clinical Decision Support (CDS). While there was a high rate of provider interest the project identified many challenges and concerns with full meaningful use of EHRs. The project findings will fill critical knowledge gaps that will help inform MU policy and barriers associated with implementation of Stage 3 MU.

Since 1972, OFMQ has been Oklahoma’s leading healthcare experts in analytics, case review, education, health information technology (HIT), IT consulting, national quality measures, and quality improvement.  Since 2007, OFMQ has worked with more than 1,500 primary care providers to implement and more meaningfully use EHRs.  For more information about OFMQ’s HIT services, please email ofmqhit@ofmq.com or call (877) 963-6744.