Since 2002, the Pathways to Excellence Clinician and Systems Steering Committees have worked together to examine and recommend performance metrics to be used on the Maine Health Management Coalition public reporting website, www.getbettermaine.org. Typically, the steering committees utilize national metrics that have been thoroughly vetted for accuracy and fairness, but in some instances when no national programs exist, they will create their own metrics.
The process by which these measures are vetted consists of four steps: measure identification, selection of specific measures and evaluation specifications, value assignment and report design, and results review. After the completion of the fourth step and MHMC Board of Directors approval, measures are publicly reported on getbettermaine.org.
If you would like to learn more about measure development and the Pathways to Excellence program, please take a minute and watch this brief video: