Quality improvement without the effort.
Only in RealInfoQA can you view your existing abstraction data,
add clinician information, apply custom measures,
and interactively analyze every aspect of your results.
Use any algorithm you can design.
RealinfoQA can use any algorithm you design,
making it an ideal companion for all phases of
standard process improvement methodologies
such as the Six Sigma DMAIC process. In fact,
RealinfoQA can attach to all 5 parts of DMAIC,
making it one of the best choices for software
supporting Six Sigma in healthcare.
You’ll be able to access all of the predefined data
elements which already exist in other measures.
This makes implementing custom metrics into
your personnel processes simpler. All of the
on-the-job knowledge of your abstractors’
experience with defining, understanding, and
abstracting these data elements apply
immediately to your own measures.
By continually refining your measure definitions,
you can use the RealinfoQA infrastructure to
help define, measure, analyze, and control the
process you are interested in.
Confidence and custom can coexist.
All custom measures undergo the same rigorous testing process applied to every regulatory algorithm.
Before your custom measure is uploaded, we certify that what you described is logically consistent by
creating tests for every branch of every step in every algorithm.
You can also design your custom measure to include validation checks, making sure your measure is
clinically consistent. Validation checks are additional algorithms you design to display warnings and
errors or prevent abstractors from marking a case complete if it has not been properly abstracted.
Fully utilize your measures,
whether core or custom.
Your new clinical quality measures seamlessly
integrate into your hospital’s measure sets
for abstraction and analysis along with existing
Best of all, abstracting custom
no different than abstracting core measures.
A question only needs to be answered once for
an encounter, so answers that have already
for core measures are immediately
useful for your custom measures.
Any additional abstraction rules you
provide online can be made be available in
the data element
definitions. The full
power of annotated result diagrams is also
to you through the Measure Assistant.
Click here for more information on
the Measure Assistant.
Collect data on the fly.
RealinfoQA runs well on a laptop or iPad®,
so it is easy to collect data for your improvement projects
wherever you need
to. Multiple team members can carry out
concurrent abstraction to measure
existing processes or collect data during the
pilot phase of a project.
Since the abstraction documentation is built
right in and available online, team members can
refer to it during data
collection if they have any questions about how to abstract a
With custom definitions team members can stop spending their time entering nonstandard
handwritten data into spreadsheets; instead they effortlessly get
Assign clinician level
Track clinician accountability at the measure level,
with an extended set of useful clinician roles,
including such useful roles as ED Physician,
Cardiologist, Pulmonologist, Case Manager,
You can customize the assignment of responsibility.
Wheter you want to assign an entire measure set
to one clinician, or remove the responsibility for
individual measures, this fine grain control enables
more effective clinician level reports.
Assigning accountability is optional and without it
clinician level reporting and analysis will remain
available as if all clinicians shared responsibility
for all appropriate measures.
Collaborate with other organizations.
Defined measures can be
shared among multiple hospitals, allowing independent studies to
produce shareable best practices. This can be particularly
useful for hospital groups wanting to
leverage their best practices, or participate in collaborative improvement projects.
Custom measures can be incorporated into the abstraction and analytics for not only a single
or a group of hospitals, but for customized regions or even whole states.
And because RealinfoQA is web-based, it can provide web portals for patients and
non-hospital agencies, improving accountable care measurement and transparency.
Access what you need. Instantly.
View your organization's performance,
quickly recognize where your efforts are best spent,
and then share your findings - maximizing everyone's efficiency.
And, when you want, you can always dig deeper.
Actionable information you can use.
All levels of management can benefit from RealinfoQA’s unique analysis capabilities.
Exploring your measure and care performance with our multidimensional dashboard
for a few minutes helps you find possible weaknesses.
Analyze your performance over time with our unique reporting system that lets you
create your own bundled rates, compare clinician-level results,
study pilot improvement results, and more.
When you need to know the details, you can isolate a single patient encounter and
access the same annotated performance result diagrams used by the
data abstractors to better understand what you need to improve.
Spend less time doing more
with Reporting and Analytics.
Core measures, value based purchasing,
patients, and your own internal projects all have one
common: they are all measure-based.
For your current and new projects you can stop asking
for “another report” each time you
want to know
something new…simply make a few selections on our
advanced and intuitive reporting screen and get
the comparative results you need.
For more information,
click here to read about Reporting and Analytics.
Maximize everyone's time
with the Measure Assistant.
When you bring clinicians together to
improve processes, you want them to
spend their time solving and not analyzing.
Because RealinfoQA was built with that understanding,
generate a prioritized analysis of your measure
performance with clear descriptions of failing paths
through long and complicated algorithms.
When you’re ready, you can dig deeper into
examples and use the annotated result diagrams
to learn more about
problem areas without spending
time trying to understand why an algorithm failed.
This one-of-a-kind option lets you spend your
valuable time figuring how to fix your problem areas
figuring out what the problem areas are.
For more information,
click here to read about the Measure Assistant.
Abstraction just got easier.
You’ll be done abstracting sooner than ever with intelligent question presentation, continuous feedback,
context sensitive reference materials, and annotated algorithm result diagrams.
Real-time feedback as you answer questions gives you instantly updated results
and suggestions about what to work on next.
Get the help you need with the
When you use RealinfoQA you won’t need
to reach for that heavy specification manual,
track what needs to be done, worry about
changes, or wait for results.
With context sensitive links to the information
you need, a worklist of what needs to be
abstracted, the ability to easily make changes,
and real-time measure-result feedback,
RealinfoQA provides you with the information
and features you need to realize agile
and efficient abstraction.
Click here for more information
about the Abstraction Assistant.
Understand your results with
the Measure Assistant.
Each time you answer a question in RealinfoQA, the Measure Assistant
recalculates the results of all applicable algorithms,
which the Abstraction Assistant instantly displays.
These color-coded results show you any unanswered questions,
which measures are passing, which are failing, and which are excluded.
If you need more information about the calculated results,
you don’t have to spend hours wading through long, confusing algorithms.
Click on any status to display the Measure Assistant for that particular algorithm.
Click here for more information on the Measure Assistant.
Everything is at your fingertips.
All patient encounter data your hospital sends to RealinfoQA, even that not in a population by default,
remains loaded and accessible. This allows you to look for encounters you think are missing from your worklist.
Often you may discover a data quality or coding error that you can correct and continue abstracting.
To further exploit the full power of having all your data available, you can use RealinfoQA for other process
improvement projects. Loading custom metrics into the system unifies your organizational approach to data
abstraction. You can add a new measure set to an existing, current, or future quarter, either to
officially report or for your hospital use only.
Abstract sooner with Data Exchange.
Our flexible upload format support means your hospital can submit all available clinical information
and submit it more frequently, without extra overhead. As a start, you can take advantage of all
the useful data already in your clinical systems with minimal additional work in the upload process.
As soon as new data is uploaded, it’s instantly processed, added to your abstraction worklists
as appropriate, and ready to be worked on. And you can continue to work as RealinfoQA makes
updates in the background, so adding new information never disrupts current work.
Once you’ve edited an encounter, RealinfoQA recognizes that a human has taken over and
leaves it alone on future updates. But untouched records will be updated—so changes, corrections,
and other updates made on the hospital side can be applied to unedited existing encounters,
reducing your workload when you do get to that encounter.
Reunite your organization.
RealInfoQA makes it easy for an organization of any size
to hold all data and analysis in a single place.
Share what you want with whom you want,
and compare between or among your units.
Sign in once.
Everything you need in one place.
Whenever a user's area of responsibility
covers more than one hospital, RealinfoQA provides a
comprehensive feature set that enables effective multi-facility access while protecting hospitals’
privacy. Whether they are an abstractor, a
manager, or an executive, RealinfoQA ensures the
appropriate permissions can be given so your employees can get the information they need.
A single log in for everything.
Each user can be granted access to any hospitals
in your organization. For multi-hospital users, a
convenient drop-down menu at
the top of the screen
lets them quickly switch from one hospital to another,
if their work requires a hospital-specific view.
extracting data, running reports, or exploring the
dashboard, the hospitals your users have access to will
automatically be available in a convenient consolidated
fashion, giving them the ability to aggregate information
without switching between hospitals.
Designed for associations, too.
The hospital group features of RealinfoQA make it particularly useful for
Regions can be customized so hospitals can easily be organized into “collaboratives”
and are not bound by
geography. This allows hospitals to work together, share their
improvements, and learn together without any additional overhead.
Hospital associations can also take advantage of custom measures to allow members
to create, improve, and share new measure sets
within the collaborative for
rapid-cycle process improvement.
For more information on Custom Measures, click here.
Finally, your analysis is unified.
For your users with access to the dashboard,
they'll see the results
for their current hospital by default, enabling convenient
with other hospitals they have access to.
Whether your hospitals are in one
region, several regions,
or even in different states, they’ll be available to
your users on the
dashboard for comparison at appropriate levels.
When running reports, you’ll be able
to create smaller groups
within your group for comparative performance
and enable analysis for your entire group performance over time.
User access exactly how you want it.
Whether your system has
two hospitals or two hundred, you’ll have the ability to give users
access to some or all of the hospitals at whatever level of access they need.
For instance, a user can have full access at one
facility, partial access at second facility, and
highly limited access at a
Hospitals belonging to large
hospital groups, state hospital associations, or process
improvement groups are able to easily work together for increased transparency and shared
learning among designated users without compromising their privacy.
Access all patient encounters.
RealinfoQA lets users quickly access any patient encounter for
any hospital they have access to, even if that encounter
isn't in any measure population.