# Chapter 4: Registry Build: Metrics Flashcards

1
Q

Introduction

True or False

Registry Metrics and the inclusion rule are closely related.

A

False. Registry Metrics do not have anything to do with the inclusion rule.

2
Q

Introduction

True or False

All Registry Metrics are Epic-released

A

False. If Epic has not released a metric for something you want to track you can create your own metric.

3
Q

Introduction

When you add new metrics to a registry who should you work with to make sure the corresponding columns are added to the appropriate data mart tables?

A. Your Epic Healthy Planet TS
D. No one. They are automatically linked

A

4
Q

Introduction

Patient-specific details are stored where to make reporting on the details easier?

A. RDM - Registry Data metric records
B. RDT - Registry Data records
C. Epic’s data tracker
D. Clarity Report Tables

A

B. RDT - Registry Data records

5
Q

Introduction

True or False

Metric rules can be used in other registries.

A

True

6
Q

Introduction

What is the maximum number of properties allowed for a metric?

A. One
B. Two
C. Three
D. Four

A

A. One

7
Q

Interpreting Metric Rules

Which of the following is true?

A. Registry Metric rules work the same as other CER Rules we have seen.
B. Registry Metric rules work differently than other CER Rules we have seen.

A

B. Registry Metric rules work differently than other CER Rules we have seen

8
Q

Interpreting Metric Rules

True or False

A Metric CER Rule instructs the system to store a piece of data.

A

True

9
Q

Interpreting Metric Rules

Using Rule Editor Language, the easiest way to say something exists is to specify that the value is

A. Blank
B. Not Blank
C. The same as another value that you know is correct.

A

B. Not Blank

10
Q

Interpreting Metric Rules

True or False

Setting the Result Type to Property/Rule Column Value gives the instruction to save the values returned by the property in the registry

A

True

11
Q

Create a Metric for an Order

Which of the following Contexts do we use when creating a new Registry Metric?

A. Property Value
B. Registry Metric
C. Data Mart Metric
D. No context is necessary for Registry Metrics

A

B. Registry Metric

12
Q

Create a Metric for an Order

DM is an abbreviation for what?

A

Data Mart

13
Q

Create a Metric for an Order

The return type defines which of the following?

A. How many values are returned.
B. The code that translates dates into numbers.
C. The format of how the data is stored.

A

C. The format of how the data is stored.

14
Q

Create a Metric for an Order

Where does the “display name” from the Display Info tab appear?

A. The display name appears in Smart Forms
B. The display name appears in any SmartTexts related to the Metric Build.
C. The display name appears in print groups
D. The display name appears only in the Registry Report used by physicians.

A

C. The display name appears in print groups

15
Q

Choosing an Appropriate Return Type

Where can you go to check the kind of information being returned by a property?

A. Galaxy
B. The Metric Data Mart table report
C. The help text of the property
D. Epic Data Handbook, Chapter 11 - Metric Property Types

A

C. The help text of the property

16
Q

Choosing an Appropriate Return Type

If a property returns free text, you should usually choose which of the following return types?

A. Delimited data
B. String
C. Delimited String
D. Numeric or Date

A

B. String

17
Q

Choosing an Appropriate Return Type

If a property returns more than one piece of information you should usually choose which of the following data types?

A. String
B. Comma separated
C. Delimited Data
D. Numeric

A

C. Delimited Data

18
Q

Choosing an Appropriate Return Type

If a property returns a 1 or a 2 to represent a yes or no, what should you choose for the Return Type?

A. Networked
B. Numeric
C. String
D. General

A

A. Networked, and point to a category list to translate the numbers into a yes or no for display purposes

19
Q

Choosing an Appropriate Return Type

True or False

If a property returns a category list value or a record ID, you should use networked as the Return Type and enter the appropriate INI and item number to display the name instead of the ID number.

A

True

20
Q

General Information

True or False

There is no way to determine which registry metrics use a specific grouper record

A

False. There is utility you can run to obtain this information.

21
Q

The final step when creating a new Registry Metric is to:

A. Confirm the grouper records are released
C. Enter your CER rules in your registry on the Metrics and Rules form.
D. Enter your CER rules in the Clarity data tables set up by your Clarity Team.

A

C. Enter your CER rules in your registry on the Metrics and Rules form.

22
Q

View Your Registry Metrics in Record Viewer

True or False

The RDT for a patient is always updated by reprocessing your registry.

A

False. There is a utility you can use to update specific metrics for patients on demand.

23
Q

Finding the Right Property in the Property Tree

True or False

The properties available in the Rule Editor are determined by context.

A

True. If you choose the wrong context for your rule you may not be able to find the right property.

24
Q

Finding the Right Property in the Property Tree

Which of the following might signal that you have found a property that is OK to use?

A. The lookup function shows the property code contains “BI” in the routine
B. The lookup function shows the property code contains “DM” in the routine
C. The ID of the property begins with 28
D. The ID of the property begins with 82

A

A. The lookup function shows the property code contains “BI” in the routine.
D. The ID of the property begins with 82.

25
Q

Finding the Right Property in the Property Tree

True or False

Properties found under General Properties need exhaustive testing to validate your rule.

A

True. Epic has usually not validated these properties and there is no “context”

26
Q

Reviewing the Chapter

True or False

A single metric rule can only be used in one registry.

A

False. Metric Rules can be used in multiple registries.

27
Q

Reviewing the Chapter

You create a registry metric that returns whether or not a patient is prescribed an anti-diabetic medication. Where can you look to help determine which return type to use?

A

You can check the help text of the property to see what data is returned.

28
Q

Reviewing the Chapter

You create a registry metric that returns whether or not a patient is prescribed an anti-diabetic medication. The property you used returns a 1 or a 2. Which return type can you use to translate these numbers into a “yes” or “no” for display purposes?

A. String
B. Delimited Data
C. Networked
D. Instant

A