Article provides practical guidance for quality improvement and measurement using the electronic health record.

As a central hub of care delivery and a repository of patient and system data, the electronic health record (EHR) is a key component of palliative care programs' efforts to measure, improve, and standardize high-quality palliative care. This article in the Journal of Palliative Medicine—written by clinicians with experience in quality improvement (QI), informatics, and clinical program development—discusses how efforts to leverage the EHR for quality improvement can help palliative care programs and health systems improve care for patients living with a serious illness, and offers ten practical tips for using the EHR for QI and quality measurement.

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