Dr Brenton Fargnoli Explains How Quality Measurement Benchmarks Drive Action

Brenton Fargnoli, MD, medical director of value-based care and director of product marketing and strategy at Flatiron Health, recognizes the importance of benchmarking to further improvement.

Brenton Fargnoli, MD, medical director of value-based care and director of product marketing and strategy at Flatiron Health, recognizes the importance of benchmarking to further improvement.

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What is the importance of providing practices with a benchmark to understand deficiencies and best practices compared with other practices that work with Flatiron Health?

So benchmarking is key to quality measurements. So measuring quality and getting 85% on a specific quality measure, for example, doesn’t do a whole lot in understanding how that is in relative terms. That’s what where benchmarking comes in. So as a clinician you want to know, "how does my quality score compare to other physicians at my practice? What does this score mean at a national level?" Essentially, "where should I be spending my time for my quality improvement efforts?"

So quality measurement is nice but it’s really taking that measurement and comparing that to benchmarks across your practice across the national network that will ultimately drive action.