The Clinic Quality Improvement (CQI) strategy is an organizational-level approach. This strategy funds changes in administrative and clinical processes, policies, and protocols, utilizes health information technology to improve cancer prevention and early detection, and increases capacity of health systems to monitor performance and implement targeted evidence-based interventions (EBIs).
As compared to other Cancer Prevention and Early Detection (CPED) strategies, the CQI strategy is less prescriptive, as multiple activities and intervention options are available. Appropriate selection of interventions is based on organizational structure, existing activities, and Readiness Assessment results, etc.
The Clinic Quality Improvement strategy can be used to implement EBIs to improve breast and cervical and/or colorectal cancer screening rates. Organizations must have CDPHE approval for the EBIs and cancers that will be addressed through their Cancer Prevention and Early Detection (CPED) contract.
The Readiness Assessment will document clinics' current breast, cervical, and/or colorectal cancer screening processes, electronic health record (EHR) screening data quality, available clinic resources (e.g. staffing, HIT infrastructure) to guide the selection of priority EBIs and identify gaps in capacity or infrastructure that could hinder the implementation of EBIs. Included in the Readiness Assessment is a Workflow Mapping exercise.
This is the collection of evidence-based interventions, best and promising practices, used to guide and support a health system in the prevention and management of chronic disease.
- Login to the Colorado Health Informatics Data System (HIDS) to access CQIRS.
- This is a reporting system that visualizes shared data elements that organizations report to CDPHE. This also links to site-specific contact information and implementation plans. Access is granted after being awarded funding to participate in CQI.
- CQI Data Collection Guide
- This document provides information on how to access CQIRS and use all its features to better understand your organization\'s data.
Strategy start-up activities to be completed by organizations adding the Clinic Quality Improvement strategy.
Resources for Follow-Up Colonoscopy Sub-Strategy
- Program Manual Sub-Strategy section
- CPT Code List
- Links of Care: Report on a Pilot Project to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates and Ensure Access to Specialty Care for Underserved Patients
- Colorectal Cancer Alliance (CCA) resources information
- Colonoscopy Assist
See the Grant Management resources page to find additional resources for organizations to use to manage and implement the Clinic Quality Improvement strategy.
If you would like resources (including activities supporting capacity and infrastructure development, hypertension and diabetes, medical/dental integration, and tobacco) regarding CQI please visit the CQI for Population Health website here.