Data Transparency Project
Welcome to the Data Transparency Project!
Please excuse our mess. This site is under contstruction as implementation for new programming (Oregon Quality Improvement Collective) is underway.
Initiative Goal: Started in 2013, the Data Transparency Project is a collaboration between the Oregon Primary Care Association and staff at several of Oregon's community health centers to improve on a set of key performance measures.
Within Oregon and across the nation, payment for care is migrating more and more toward value. As funding opportunities for clinics become increasingly based on performance indicators and quality metrics, a thorough understanding of best practices around measurement will become imperative, and each clinic will be required to demonstrate its value.
The Data Transparency Project is a collaboration between OPCA and Oregon’s community health centers with the goal improving performance of Oregon’s health centers on six key measures. These measures, identified as a top priority by clinic leaders, are shared transparently by each clinic with OPCA and with other health centers in the clinic's group as they work to improve outcomes. Within this project, clinics:
- Share and review data with OPCA and others project participants quarterly.
- Meet monthly to share data and promising practices for project measures.
- Receive data and QI trainings and other technical assistance from OPCA.
The six measures chosen for the project include:
- Colorectal cancer screening
- Diabetes poor control
- Depression screening with documented follow-up plan
- Emergency department utilization
- Hypertension control