As part of our organizational commitment to provide education
which makes health care quality a reality, all faculty were expected to address quality
issues within continuing education presentations. The six dimensions of quality health
care as outlined by the Institute of Medicine Report, 2003, include patient care that is:
safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable.
Our staff served as coaches for Moses Cone Health System,
Alamance Regional Medical Center, Morehead Memorial Hospital and Chatham Hospital in the
North Carolina Hospital Association Center for Quality and Patient Safety Surgical Care
Improvement Project (SCIP). We were the co-director of the statewide initiative to implement
Rapid Response Teams in 52 North Carolina hospitals.
NC AHEC has assisted over 1,200 primary care
practices in adopting an EHR and supported over 2,500 providers in achieving Meaningful Use!
For information on the NC Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, which offers $63,750 in
federal funds for demonstrating Meaningful Use,