Through the use of Health Information Technology (HIT), the organization was able to collect race, ethnicity and preferred language data consistently which then became the foundation for the development of clinical outcomes data. These provided valuable information to national and regional leaders as they developed strategic plans to reduce health disparities.
Today, the organization’s focus is on fostering organizational learning by identifying successful programs and care delivery systems that have utilized evidence –based research to implement strategies for African Americans with Hypertension and Colorectal Cancer Screening for Hispanic/Latinos. The presentation will describe effective strategies to spread best practices and develop practical tools for frontline physicians and health care team members
Presentation Information:Program: Poster Presentations (Main Conference)
Primary Category: Organizational Cultural Competence
Subtopics: Implementing disparity reduction programs, Organizational plans, policies, management strategies, Quality improvement
Region Addressed by Presentation: National
Organization: Health Care System