EDTC Measure Data Reporting Resources

February 2020
Stratis Health

The Emergency Department Transfer Communication (EDTC) measure aims to provide a means of assessing how well key patient information is communicated from an emergency department (ED) to any health care facility. The measure is applicable to patients with a wide range of medical conditions (e.g., acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, pneumonia, respiratory compromise, and trauma) and is relevant for both internal quality improvement purposes and external reporting to consumers and purchasers. The following resources provide information on the measure:

  • Data Specifications Manual: Detailed data specifications for collection of the EDTC measure.
  • Frequently Asked Questions: Answers to frequently asked questions regarding EDTC measure abstraction.
  • Specifications Overview Training Video: A guided overview of how to abstract the EDTC measure using the Specifications Manual.
  • Stratis Health EDTC Data Collection Tool: Free, optional Excel-based EDTC data collection tool; various versions available (note – if you are unsure of which abstraction tool to use, please contact your state Flex program)
  • Stratis Health EDTC Data Collection Tool Manual: Detailed manual to support use of the Stratis Health EDTC Data Collection tool.
  • Stratis health EDTC Data Collection Tool Training Video: Step-by-step guide on how to download the Excel-based data collection tool, enter data, and run reports to calculate the measure.