Lessons From Front Lines - The Guideline Advantage

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Evolution of “The Guideline Advantage”: Lessons Learned From the Front Lines of Outpatient Performance Measurement

  • Launched in 2011, The Guideline Advantage (TGA) is a jointly operated program by the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, and the American Diabetes Association to promote consistent use of evidence-based practice guidelines through existing healthcare technology in the outpatient setting.
  • The 3 organizations have been working closely ever since to increase public awareness about healthy lifestyles, support policies that increase funding for and access to prevention programs and research, and increase the focus on prevention among healthcare providers.
  • Enhancement of the ability of providers and researchers to leverage the wealth of data being collected for quality improvement and population management will ultimately improve the health of patients across the country.
  • The lessons learned from the implementation and evolution of TGA can inform the growing need for technology platforms that support data aggregation and analytics tied to quality improvement at the patient-population level while facilitating various payment models in meaningful and immediate ways.

    Read the full article in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
    [published online ahead of print April 30, 2014]. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. doi: 10.1161/HCQ.0000000000000003.

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Posted by Stacy AHA Science on May 14, 2014 3:00 PM America/Chicago