QUALITY TODAY

A blog dedicated to advancing healthcare quality.

Jacque Gabriel, RT, (R), (M), (QM)

Ms. Gabriel has a 30 year extensive background in the medical field. Performance improvement, regulatory compliance, and quality management have been critical in her job functions, ranging from Pharmacy Technician, Lab/Clinic Manager, Insurance Claims, Radiology Technologist, Mammographer, Director of Clinical Information Systems, Solutions Designer, and Quality Measures Abstractor. Mammography was her passion during her active Radiological Technology career, and she provided education and guidance to improving internal mammography processes, and education to the community on breast care and the importance of mammography. Her experience includes both inpatient and outpatient clinic and hospital abstraction, she has worked two seasons of GPRO as a Team Lead, and she is currently a Primaris Core Measures Abstractor. She earned her Bachelor of Science in General Studies and an Associates of Science in both Radiology Technology and General Business from Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Missouri.

Recent Posts

Piecing Together the Quality Improvement Puzzle

Posted by Jacque Gabriel, RT, (R), (M), (QM) on Jul 31, 2017 9:00:00 AM

I have been on one of two sides of quality improvement almost my entire adult life, yet I continue to try to piece together the quality improvement puzzle.

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Topics: quality improvement, healthcare data, healthcare quality

GPRO 2016: The Top Ten Reporting Changes You Need to Know

Posted by Jacque Gabriel, RT, (R), (M), (QM) on Nov 21, 2016 10:00:00 AM

You finally think you understand GPRO—the measures, the process, and even all the requirements. You get your entire staff team on board. You are ready to go, and then...they change the rules! 

Those of you who have experience in quality reporting, know this is quite common, and there isn't much you can do about it. PQRS GPRO reporting is complex and complicated, we can all agree on that. So, when changes are constantly made, it is even more challenging. Unfortunately, you still have to report GPRO. So, the best thing you can do is be engaged by staying up to-do-date and educating yourself with the resources provided.  

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Topics: GPRO, PQRS

Data, Data Everywhere, But Nor a Drop to Report

Posted by Jacque Gabriel, RT, (R), (M), (QM) on Nov 1, 2016 10:00:00 AM

To paraphrase The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, “Water, water everywhere, Nor a drop to drink”, just because you may be surrounded by data from your EHR and other clinical systems, doesn't mean you have the right data you need to create the reports your require.

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Topics: quality improvement, data abstraction

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