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HEOA Summary Document

Published: by American Hospital Association/Health Research & Educational Trust

Topic: Health Care Disparities | Resource type: Infographics

To support the reduction of disparities in care, HRET HIIN provided guidance for hospitals to collect seven key metrics, where each identifies the level of hospital implementation to reduce disparities. The seven metrics align with research in the field on how and where hospitals have the most impact to reduce disparities.

Metric Categories Include

  • Data collection
  • Data collection training
  • Data validation
  • Data stratification
  • Communicate findings
  • Address and resolve gaps in care
  • Organizational infrastructure and culture

The document below provides a summary of the metrics. A more detailed review of the metrics can be found in the HEOA Metric Guidance Document.

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