There are two types of measures in the Clinigence application, process and outcome.
- Process measures – Used to determine if the providers are following the protocol defined in the measure.
- Outcome measures – Used to determine if the protocol is having the desired effect based on a clinical measure, such as a lab or vital sign.
Program: Family Practice Health Plan
Guideline: Hypertensive Patient Monitoring
Process Measure: Hypertensive Patients who have had their blood pressure taken in the last three months.
Outcome Measure: Hypertensive Patients whose most recent blood pressure was < 140/90.
Practices can use the process measures to evaluate how well they are following the recommended procedures. The outcome measures can be used to identify patients who may need a change in treatment plan or other intervention.