DHA is currently looking for motivated providers in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and/or Nursing from all three Services to serve on a newly formed working group within the Primary Care Clinical Community. The HEDIS Working Group will identify patient-centered, evidenced-based improvement initiatives that directly lead to improved patient outcomes, then collaborate on their implementation across the Enterprise. Essentially, they want to find which HEDIS metrics make the biggest difference to patients’ health, then determine how to best implement leading practices at the clinic level that ultimately lead to improved health outcomes reflected in the HEDIS metrics. Ideal candidates should have an interest in HEDIS metrics, process improvement, and provider/patient education.
Group goals include meeting at least one to two times per quarter (over Microsoft Teams or the currently approved video conference platform) to identify metrics of interest, work with MTF HEDIS Champions to identify commands leading and struggling at identified metrics, identify leading practices to implement chosen metrics, and then promulgate to the MTFs with further reassessment to analyze success in outcomes and sustainment. Interested individuals or anyone with questions should contact CDR Kathleen M. Donahue (contact in the global) by 26 Feb 2021.