Title

The Legal Context for Employer Health Care Quality Improvement Initiatives That Collect and Report Information by Patient Race and Ethnicity

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

6-23-2008

Journal

BNA's Health Care Policy Report

Volume

Volume 16, Issue 25

Keywords

Workforce Issues; Quality improvement; Race and Ethnicity Data

Abstract

Addresses the legal concerns of employers regarding the use of race and ethnicity for quality improvement activities. Provides a legal basis for encouraging employers and health plans to partner in using available race, ethnicity and language data for quality improvement purposes.