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How To Display Comparative Information That People Can Understand and Use 05/24/11

This report, for health care professionals and community leaders, provides approaches to make the display of quality information more useful and relevant to health care consumers. It can be used to evaluate the display strategies in a report; explore an array of display strategies that can improve the clarity and usability of comparative quality information; and identify the strategies to help communicate more effectively with consumers, which is a first step toward being more actively...

Performance Measurement Network Q&A Forum 03/31/11

The Performance Measurement Network Q &A Forum is a Joint Commission Web site that offers users the ability to browse and search Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and to pose new questions regarding The Joint Commission's ORYX ® initiative, performance measurement requirements, and measure specifications. It also provides links to measure specifications manuals for the National Quality Core Measures and National Hospital Quality Measures.

Users can search the...

Implementing The Joint Commission Perinatal Care Core Measure on Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding 03/31/11

This toolkit, published by the United States Breastfeeding Committee, addresses the Perinatal Care Core Measure on Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding.

Part 1: Guidelines for Data Collection is designed to aid hospitals and maternity facilities in accurate collection of data needed to comply with this measure.

Part 2: Implementing Practices That Improve Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding focuses on improving adherence to evidence-based best...

2010 National Healthcare Disparities Report 03/04/11

The purpose of the National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR) is to identify the differences or gaps through which some populations receive poor or worse care than others and to track how these gaps are changing over time. The report uses a set of measures, which are categorized across four dimensions of quality: effectiveness, patient safety, timeliness, and patient-centeredness. The 2010 report presents expanded analyses of care across the urban–rural continuum. It also summarizes...

2010 National Healthcare Quality Report 03/03/11

The key function of the National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is to summarize the state of health care quality for the nation and report on progress and opportunities for improving health care quality, as mandated by the U.S. Congress. The 2010 report addresses three questions critical to guiding Americans toward the optimal health care they need and deserve:

  • How have health care quality and disparities changed over time?
  • What is the status of health care quality and...
Care Coordination Measures Atlas 02/15/11

The Care Coordination Measures Atlas lists existing measures of care coordination, with a focus on ambulatory care, and presents a framework for understanding care coordination measurement. The atlas includes measures of patient and caregiver experiences with care coordination, as well as experiences of health care professionals and health system managers. It is intended for evaluators of projects aimed at improving care coordination and for quality improvement practitioners and researchers...

Registries for Evaluating Patient Outcomes: A User's Guide: 2nd Edition 10/27/10

This user’s guide helps researchers and others establish, manage, and analyze patient registries to evaluate the real-life impact of health care treatments and evaluate patient outcomes. Originally published in 2007, the purpose of this revised and expanded second edition is to incorporate information on new methodological or technological advances into the existing chapters and to add new chapters to address emerging topics in registry science.

Topics covered include:

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NHQRDRnet 10/14/10

NHQRDRnet is an an interactive tool to explore data from the National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) and the National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR). This system allows users to access national and State data on the quality of, and access to, health care from scientifically credible measures and data sources.

With NHQRDRnet, users can:

  • Display estimates from national tables that are specific to particular subpopulations (e.g., particular age groups, as well...
WhyNotTheBest.org 09/20/10

This Web site is designed for health care professionals interested in tracking performance on various measures of health care quality. The resources available assist organizations to compare their performance against that of peer organizations, against a range of benchmarks, and over time. The site provides tools like case studies, publications, and methodology.

Home Health Care CAHPS® Survey Materials 09/14/10

The Home Health Care CAHPS (Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) Survey is designed to measure the experiences of people receiving home health care from Medicare-certified home health care agencies. The survey is designed to meet the following three broad goals:

  • To produce comparable data on the patient’s perspective that allows objective and meaningful comparisons between home health agencies on domains that are important to consumers
  • Public...

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