Adding Race/Ethnicity Data to Chicago Community Health Center Clinical Performance Information Systems

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Evidence shows that quality improvement efforts are more likely to reduce disparities in health care for minority populations when providers keep track of patients' race and ethnicity. For this project—a partnership among the Health Research and Educational Trust, American Medical Association (AMA), and Alliance of Community Health Services in Chicago—the investigators will collect patient demographic data, including race and ethnicity, from a consortium of community health centers and then integrate that data into electronic health record systems. Doing so will enable the researchers to link AMA-developed clinical performance measures with key patient characteristics to identify disparities in performance and inform quality improvement efforts. Fund support is contingent upon the grantee obtaining cofunding.

Grant Details

Grantee Organization:
Health Research and Educational Trust
Principal Investigator:
Romana Hasnain-Wynia
Award Amount:
$150,000.00
Approval Date:
July 12, 2005

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