ASQ Presents Assessment Tools to Federal Health Officials
March 25, 2010 — ASQ today unveiled a set of tools that physician practices and hospitals can use to assess themselves against the Baldrige Criteria and against the federal government’s Meaningful Use criteria for health information technology implementation.
The assessment tools were presented to Dr. David Blumenthal, national coordinator for health information technology, at his office in Washington, D.C.
In previous meetings with ASQ, Blumenthal challenged ASQ to develop a tool that would make it easy for small physician practices to assess themselves against the Baldrige Criteria. A task force from ASQ responded by expanding Blumethal’s concept to include hospitals and other healthcare providers and also to encompass the Meaningful Use criteria.
The ASQ delegation also proposed a plan to pilot the assessment tools in hospitals and physician practices.