Research Informing Policy Informing Research: Continuous Quality Improvement and the AHRQ QI (Text Version)

On September 14, 2009, Kathryn M. McDonald made this presentation at the 2009 Annual Conference.

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Slide 1. Research Informing Policy Informing Research: Continuous Quality Improvement and the AHRQ QI

Research Informing Policy Informing Research: Continuous Quality Improvement and the AHRQ QI

Kathryn M. McDonald
Center for Health Policy / Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University
September 14, 2009

 

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Slide 2. Overview

Overview

  • Moderator Overview
    • AHRQ Quality Indicators
    • Session Objective
    • Audience Challenge
  • Panelist Introductions
    • Mamatha Pancholi, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • Panelist Talks
    • John Morton, Stanford University Department of Surgery
    • Shaheen Halim, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
    • Lance Roberts, Iowa Healthcare Collaborative
  • Discussion, Q&A

 

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Slide 3. AHRQ Quality Indicator Sets

AHRQ Quality Indicator Sets

  • Prevention Quality Indicators
  • Inpatient Quality Indicators
  • Patient Safety Indicators
  • Pediatric Quality Indicators

 

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Slide 4. Continuous Improvement of Indicators

Continuous Improvement of Indicators

A simplified graphic is shown that illustrates the general process of initially developing measures, and then using information from application to inform changes to the indicators and further research. The feedback loop shows the iterative nature of the process by which information from literature reviews, initial use, and general conceptual frameworks produces promising measures, which are incorporated into the publicly available AHRQ QIs. In turn, the application of these indicators within the clinical setting, and use based on state and federal policy, generates new knowledge, which informs revisions to the indicators in the form of annual releases, and research projects in the form of published research reports.

 

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Slide 5. Session Overview

Session Overview

Panel Talks
Panel members will discuss specific cases studies from their experience

  • These experiences contribute to refinements in the use and the research underlying the indicators
  • They also provide an education on how the indicators have impact on clinical policies and public policies

Session highlights experiences from

  • One academic medical center
  • One State hospital collaborative
  • At the Federal-level

Audience challenge
What ideas do you have for research to inform application of AHRQ QIs? What policy activities at these three levels should the AHRQ QI team watch closely, as they further develop these QI tools?

Current as of December 2009
Internet Citation: Research Informing Policy Informing Research: Continuous Quality Improvement and the AHRQ QI (Text Version). December 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/events/conference/2009/mcdonald/index.html