Dr Lisa Hicks Discusses Quality Improvement

In order to really see quality improvement, it needs to be easier for physicians to access data and meet quality metrics, according to Lisa Hicks, MD, MSc.

In order to really see quality improvement, it needs to be easier for physicians to access data and meet quality metrics, according to Lisa Hicks, MD, MSc, who presented findings on the usefulness of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Practice Improvement Modules, which define quality metrics, at the ASH Annual Meeting in December 2014.

Not only does quality improvement have to be easier for physicians, but the data should be presented in a nonjudgmental, non-punitive way, she added.

“I think if we can do that, more and more we’ll really see the benefits of monitoring quality and monitoring the care that we’re providing,” Dr Hicks said.