NCQA Digital Quality Primer
Digital quality means many things to many people, but what do we at NCQA mean when we say digital quality? We want a digital quality framework that cuts waste and burden in quality reporting. We want it to foster measurement across levels of the health care system. We want it to accurately pinpoint the factors that lead to high-value care. And we want all of this to “set the table” for a learning health system that consistently provides timely data for more immediate action to improve care.
Join NCQA for a digital quality primer that lays the groundwork for understanding the terms, methods, strategies and end-to-end process of the value chain surrounding digital quality guidelines, reporting solutions, performance solutions and more. This course also explores common misperceptions about digital quality and what organizations should be doing now to prepare for, accelerate and implement digital quality measurement.
Anne Marie Smith, MHA
Anne Smith is an Assistant Vice President in Performance Measurement at the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). She assists in annual updates for the electronic clinical quality measures (eCQM) used in CMS programs and oversees the annual production of HEDIS products, including the digital measure packages. Prior to joining NCQA, Ms. Smith was Project Analyst at UnitedHealthCare, where she worked to ensure data validity as a liaison between research sponsors and programming staff and managed the integration of data and production of HEDIS reports for UnitedHealthCare health plans. In addition, she participated in several NCQA committees, including the Technical Advisory Group and the Audit Methodology Panel. She holds a BS in Nursing from St. Olaf College and a Masters in Health Administration, with an emphasis in Health Informatics, from the University of Phoenix.