Clinical Strategy Meeting on Improving Health Equity While Leveraging Demographic Data

  • 16 May 2023

CTC'RI’s April Clinical Strategy Committee meeting focused on improving health equity through demographic data collection. Amelia Bedri, MHSA, NCQA's Senior Content Engineer, Product Management, spoke about the NCQA health equity work with emphasis on NCQA’s health equity accreditation. Natasha Viveiros, MS, Director, Site Operations & Special Projects, and Andrew Saal, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, both of Providence Community Health Centers (PCHC), shared PCHC's efforts to further improve their data collection abilities. These strategies included furthering staff training, enhanced communication among staff and patients, and leveraging the data to better understand their patient population. Jay Buechner, Neighborhood Health Plan RI (NHPRI) Director of Quality Improvement, spoke to efforts by NHPRI and how they are using race and ethnicity data to address member groups with gaps in care as identified by low Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) measures. To view the recording, find additional resources and claim CME credit, check out our page on CME Coursework