Assistant Professor-in-residence
Department of Medicine

Project title: Leveraging Electronic Health Records to Develop the Next Generation of Quality Measures: eMeasures of Low Value Care

Catherine Sarkisian, MD, MSPH - UCLA
Cheryl Damberg, PhD - RAND Corporation

Multidisciplinary Expertise:
Quality Measurement and Improvement, Appropriateness of Care, Electronic Health Records.

Project Description:
This project seeks to develop electronic health record-based measures of low value care (“eMeasures”), which will be critical for ongoing efforts to improve the quality and value of U.S. healthcare delivery. The work will also evaluate important correlates of low value care, which will help inform future interventions aiming to safely reduce wasteful spending and prevent patient harm from unnecessary care. The long-term goal of the project is to leverage electronic health records in order to build a new generation of low value care eMeasures, which ultimately become the prototype for a new national standard of quality measurement.