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Planning for Quality Improvement

This section outlines the key steps to be taken before the implementation of a health IT–supported QI program. It also provides information regarding the various clinical systems that can be used for QI and addresses the role of clinicians and staff in the QI process.

How do we strategically plan for QI using our health IT systems?

What are the steps to take towards QI before a system is implemented?

What are the different kinds of clinical systems that can be used to support QI?

What are the key features that my EHR should have to support QI?

What are the key features that my disease registry should have to support QI?

How and when should clinicians and other staff become involved in this process?

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