PCMH Data and Details
The Numbers Explained:
Hemoglobin A1c in Poor Control: This measure shows the percentage of patients with Diabetes who have not controlled their blood glucose levels. Tight control can prevent or slow the progress of many complications of diabetes, giving the patient extra years of healthy, active life. CHA-wide, slightly more than 20% of patients have been unable to control their blood glucose.
Diabetic Foot Exam Done: The percentage of diabetic patients seen that had a diabetic foot exam completed during their clinical visit and documented. People with Diabetes are more prone to foot problems and require at least an annual foot exam. 70% of patients with Diabetes received a foot exam from their provider at CHA.
BP Recorded per 2 visits: This measure shows the percentage of patients with a diagnosis of Hypertension who have been seen for at least 2 visits and had blood pressure readings recorded. Monitoring blood pressure is important to prevent heart attacks and strokes. 100% of Hypertensive patients had their blood pressure measured at two visits or more.
High BP Controlled: The percentage of patients with a diagnosis of Hypertension whose blood pressure was controlled (<140/<90) during the measurement period. By controlling their blood pressure, patients lower their risk of the experiencing the harmful effects of high blood pressure. More than 79% of CHA patients with Hypertension have achieved control of their blood pressure.
Body Mass Index for Pediatrics and Adults:
Childhood Screening in BMI: BMI is a weight-to-height ratio used as an indicator of obesity and underweight. Almost 94% of pediatric patients at CHA received a BMI screening. Children and their families with the highest BMIs are referred to CHA’s Healthy Weight Program to learn tools for active, healthy living.
Adult Screening in BMI: BMI is a weight-to-height ratio used as an indicator of obesity and underweight. More than 93% of adult patients at CHA received a BMI screening.
Smoking and Tobacco Use Cessation:
Smoking Status: This measure shows how many of the patients seen at CHA smoke. Almost 23% of patients reported smoking, compared to 15% of all U.S. adults.
Cessation Counseled in visit: Of the CHA patients who smoke, how many were counseled by their provider to quit? More than 78%.
Cancer Screening Ordered by Physician and Completed by Patient:
Breast Cancer Screening: Two thirds of women seen at CHA completed breast cancer screening this year. The Healthy People 2020 goal for the U.S. is 81.1%.
Cervical Cancer Screening: More than 63% of women seen at CHA completed cervical cancer screening. This compares to the Healthy People 2020 goal of 93%.
Colorectal Cancer Screening: Almost half of CHA adult patients completed a colorectal cancer screening during 2016. Although this is a big improvement over 2015, when 28.77% of patients were screened, it is below the Healthy People 2020 goal of 70.5%.