On Thursday, July 27, the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality held a Disparities Seminar “Community and Healthcare System Collaboration to Reduce Health Disparities,” at the Best Western Premier Park Hotel in Madison.
WHA Clinical Quality Improvement Manager Jenny Pritchett and WHA Information Center (WHAIC) Healthcare Data Analyst Emily Holden presented the session “Journey to Healthier Communities: Understanding Health Disparities, Importance of Data Analytics, and New Healthcare Regulatory Requirements.”
Pritchett and Holden shared how quality, relationship building, system collaboration, and data come together to help reduce health disparities and improve health outcomes. WHAIC Community Health Needs Assessment Dashboard explored the illustration of the importance of data analytics in identifying Social Determinants of Health.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Health Equity Framework 2022-2032, the new CMS inpatient quality reporting measure requirements, and The Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goal updates, which addresses health care disparities were also presented.
Around 150 participants were in attendance both in person and virtual, including hospitals, health systems, nonprofit organizations, and companies in the health care industry.