Metrics, in an Epic Cogito context, are defined and quantifiable measurements used in reports to summarize information about processes or outcomes.
Reports are often built around key Metrics, which can give high-level summations and analyses of multiple variables. Clinicians may liken them to decision or prediction rules used to summarize multiple complex considerations; such as risk of DVT. Managers may liken metrics to carefully derived indicators; such as acuity-adjusted length of stay.
Metrics can summarize information about system use, processes, outcomes and performance:
Meaningful use compliance measures (order-entry, allergy review, medication reconciliation, adverse reaction review). Charting quality indicators (i.e. overuse of copy-forward).
Decision-support Impact - Reactions to charting reminders, decision supports
Processes - Performance indicators prioritized by each specialty i.e. wait times, readmission rates, etc.
Outcomes Safety and complication tracking (i.e. BP control, infection rates, etc).
Synonyms: Epic Analytics, RWB, Dashboards