Identifying and developing evidence-based clinical performance measures and measurement resources that enhance the quality of patient care are essential for the continued evolution of our specialty.
There are several ways to become involved in SIR’s ongoing efforts.
Quality outcomes indicators
Measuring clinical performance and utilizing outcomes indicators in performance measurement can provide a reliable source into determining if an organization’s current system is efficient. Applying outcomes in performance can be used to drive an organization’s goals and objectives in fulfilling the need for organizational transparency.
Outcomes indicators can be used to establish a baseline of measurement before improvements are made and can define an organization’s use of process and outcomes data to demonstrate performance.
Quality indicators that are publicly reported and/or linked to pay for performance programs warrant attention. In addition, indicators that measure patient outcomes that strongly link to process metrics are also viewed more favorably as a type of high stakes assessment.