KONZA is working to improve to healthcare through both interoperability and transformative data analytics. This nationwide exchange allows connected physicians and hospitals to share patient information while employing powerful analytic reports designed to help improve clinical outcomes, reduce inefficiencies, and positively impact patient safety.
The KONZA data warehouse stores and aggregates clinical data from all KONZA member's EHR systems as well as any other connected HINs. This data is normalized and populated into a standard data architecture which is then delivered in the form of custom developed, web-based dashboard reports. Participants can also request specially created ad-hoc reports based upon desired criteria as long as the data appears in the data warehouse. Access to this information in such a manner will be necessary for successful clinical integration, care coordination, quality reporting and transition to performance-based payment models.
A Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) is a CMS-approved entity that collects clinical data on behalf of clinicians for data submission. By achieving registry status, the Doctors Quality Reporting Network (DQRN) marries the collection of patient data and the submission of data in one entity for physicians. The DQRN currently submits ONC and Drummond certified electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs), Promoting Interoperability and Improvement Activities (IA) to CMS. These measures are standardized and intended to provide reliable indicators of high quality patient care. The metrics cover management of chronic diseases, preventive care screening, use of appropriate medications, use of electronic medical records, patient engagement and overall cost of care reductions.
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To utilize the DQRN, physicians and clinicians must be participating members in the Kansas Health Information Network.