Agenda: September 29, 2010

Slide presentation from the AHRQ 2010 conference.

Sunday, September 26 | Monday, September 27 | Tuesday, September 28 | Wednesday, September 29

Wednesday, September 29

TimeEvent DescriptionLocation
7:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.Registration
Business Sessions (by invitation)
Salon Foyer
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.ICD Longitudinal Study Steering Committee MeetingLinden Oak
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.Effective Health Care Stakeholder Group MeetingSalon C
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Track A: The Value of Information: An Innovative Approach to Prioritizing Comparative Effectiveness Research (#36)

This session has been approved for 1.5 continuing education credits. See continuing education section for more information.

Value of information (VOI) analyses evaluate the potential benefit of generating new information from research compared to delivering care based on current knowledge. During this session, we will introduce value-of-information techniques and outline the theoretical basis for using value of information to identify priorities for investing in research. We will also present findings from AHRQ-funded projects on using value of information to enhance the process of choosing systematic review topics and prioritizing research gaps and will also have an open discussion of the implications of VOI.

Moderator: Ava John-Baptiste, Women's College Research Institute (Select for presentation)

Speakers: David O. Meltzer, University of Chicago (Select for presentation)

Gillian D. Sanders, Duke University (Select for presentation)

Salon E

Track A: Success Stories From AHRQ-Funded White Flint Health IT Grants (#66)

The Transforming Healthcare Quality through Information Technology (THQIT) Program funded grants and cooperative agreements to promote the implementation and use of health IT with a focus on rural and community hospitals, and grants to demonstrate the value of health IT. The 118 THQIT projects were active for 1 to 4 years from 2004 to 2009. In the first wave of closer exploration of these completed THQIT projects, a sample of research projects with success during the project period and beyond will be explored. These projects demonstrate how promise for improving quality of care for various types of Americans can be translated into reality both during the research project period and beyond, through sustainability of the intervention in situ, and/or successful adaptation and translation of those interventions to other populations or health care settings.

Moderator: Rebecca Roper, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Speaker: Rebecca Roper, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (Select for presentation)

White Flint

Track A: Taking Best Practices to Scale: Spreading Effective Health Care Practices and Programs (#72)

This session has been approved for 1.5 continuing education credits. See continuing education section for more information.

Achieving large-scale implementation requires a new set of research, policy, and practice efforts to understand and address these challenges and facilitate scale-up and spread. This session will (1) describe a series of activities, including a state-of-the-art conference held in July, that the presenters launched to stimulate greater interest and activity in scale-up and spread and (2) engage session attendees in generating ideas for additional activities needed to accelerate scale-up and spread of effective health programs throughout the United States and abroad.

Moderator: Joseph McCannon, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Speakers: Brian S. Mittman, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

Wynne E. Norton, University of Alabama at Birmingham (Select for presentation)

Salon D

Track B: Disclosure-and-Offer Programs: Innovative Programs, Future Directions, and Policy Implications (#16)

This session has been approved for 1.5 continuing education credits. See continuing education section for more information.

Programs at health care institutions and medical liability insurers that couple disclosure of medical injuries to patients with rapid offers of financial compensation ("disclosure-and-offer programs") are quickly emerging as an important approach to malpractice reform that does not rely on changes to State or Federal laws. In this session we will discuss the nature and outcomes of disclosure-and-offer programs, including presentations from two leading programs (COPIC Insurance and the University of Michigan) that have adopted distinct approaches. We will also consider likely future developments in the field and their implications.

Moderator: Thomas H. Gallagher, University of Washington

Speakers: Richard C. Boothman, University of Michigan

Thomas H. Gallagher, University of Washington

Alan M. Lembitz, COPIC Insurance Company

Salon G

Track C: Improving Screening for Hepatitis C in Community Clinics (#39)

This session will share new results from the implementation and evaluation of an approach to improve hepatitis C screening rates in community clinics. It will emphasize knowledge transfer challenges and how to overcome them. This session targets those interested in urban clinics, safety nets, and minority health issues.

Speakers: Mari-Lynn Drainoni, Boston University School of Public Health

Alain H. Litwin, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Salon F

Track D: Improving Preventive Health Care for Older Americans (#29)

Synthesizing evidence and making recommendations for clinical preventive services can be challenging because of a lack of evidence in older adults, difficulties in determining appropriate health outcomes, and differences in patient-reported outcomes. Applying recommendations in practice can also be challenging because of differences in comorbidity profile, limited information on effective interventions, and difficulties in translating guidelines into coverage decisions. This session will examine issues in reviewing evidence, explore potential solutions, and discuss potential policy implications.

Moderator: Rosanne M. Leipzig, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Speakers: Elizabeth Eckstrom, Oregon Health & Science University (Select for presentation)

Rosanne M. Leipzig, Mount Sinai School of Medicine (Select for presentation)

Marcel E. Salive, National Institute on Aging (Select for presentation)

Salon H

Track E: AHRQ Data Resources To Inform Health Policy Research: The Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) (#76)

This session has been approved for 1.5 continuing education credits. See continuing education section for more information.

The purpose of this session is to facilitate the use of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component (MEPS HC) public use data files by the health services research community. To meet this objective, participants are provided with a general overview of the MEPS, a description of available data files, information about online data tools, and some discussion of the type of research projects the MEPS data can support. This session will provide the knowledge necessary to formulate research plans utilizing the various MEPS HC files and linkage capabilities.

Moderator: Jeffrey Rhoades, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Speaker: Jeffrey Rhoades, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (Select for presentation)

Salon B
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.Break 
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Track A: Creating Organizational Climates and Working Conditions That Foster Quality and Safety (#42)

This session has been approved for 1.5 continuing education credits. See continuing education section for more information.

Human resource (HR) practices can make an important, but often underused, contribution to climates and conditions that foster quality and safety. This session will present lessons from recent practice-based research about work practices that contribute to quality and safety and about applying these practices. The session will include a presentation by a leader from an exemplary delivery system.

Moderator: Michael I. Harrison, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Speakers: Andrew N. Garman, Rush University Medical Center

Ann S. McAlearney, Ohio State University (Select for presentation)

Nancy Pratt, Sharp HealthCare

Salon F
Track A: Increasing the Effective Use of E-standing Orders (PBRN) (#59)

While standing orders have been shown to be an effective paper-based method to authorize nurses and other staff to carry out a medical order for vaccination and other tests without a provider's exam, little is known about the effectiveness of standing orders that are integrated into an electronic medical record (i.e., E-standing orders). Researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina present methods and strategies used by practices and barriers/facilitators to increase uptake and sustained use of a variety of E-standing orders including four screening tests/procedures (cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol, mammograms, osteoporosis); four types of adult immunization (influenza, pneumonia, tetanus, zoster); and five tests for patients with diabetes (HgA1C, urinary microalbumin, HDL, LDL-cholesterol, triglycerides).

Moderator: Rebecca Roper, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Speakers: Steven P. Johnson, New London Family Practice

Lynne S. Nemeth, Medical University of South Carolina (Select for presentation)

Salon E
Track E: Use of Trigger Tools To Identify Risks and Hazards to Patient Safety (#17)

This session has been approved for 1.5 continuing education credits. See continuing education section for more information.

This session will describe the experiences of several institutions that have successfully used trigger tools, in both the inpatient and ambulatory settings, to identify risks and hazards to patient safety.

Moderator: David Classen, University of Utah

Speakers: Dot Snow, Kaiser Permanente (Select for presentation)

Donald Kennerly, Baylor Health Care System

Jonathan R. Nebeker, VA Salt Lake City Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (Select for presentation)

Amy K. Rosen, Boston University (Select for presentation)

White Flint
Track E: AHRQ Data Resources To Inform Health Policy Research: The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) (#75)

This session has been approved for 1.5 continuing education credits. See continuing education section for more information.

This session provides an overview of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). HCUP provides all-payer, multiyear claims-based data on hospital inpatient, emergency department, and ambulatory surgery care. HCUP also includes analytic tools, free online statistics, and research reports based on these data. Attendees will receive an overview of the data as well as information needed to access and use these resources.

Moderator: Claudia Steiner, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Speakers: P. Hannah Davis, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (Select for presentation)

Claudia Steiner, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (Select for presentation)

Salon B
Track E: A 21st Century Data Strategy for Health and Health Care Surveys (#79)

Health care surveys have and continue to serve as invaluable vehicles to inform health care research, reports, and policy. As we move into the next decade, health-related data from multiple sources will be increasingly available. This is a consequence of continued improvements in cheap computing power, increased uptake of health IT, and the enhanced capacity to statistically link data from disparate sources to enhance analytic capacity. This session will serve to address what unique contributions surveys can make to a 21st century data strategy for health and health care and what is the Federal role.

Moderator: Steven Cohen, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Speakers: Arlene Bierman, University of Toronto (Select for presentation)

E. Richard Brown, University of California, Los Angeles Center for Health Policy Research (Select for presentation)

Sherry A. Glied, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Select for presentation)

Salon D
11:30 a.m.Meeting Adjournment 
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Lunch On Your Own (for afternoon sessions)
Business Sessions (by invitation)
 
11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.HCUP Steering Committee MeetingSalon A
12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.Track A: Understanding the Medicare Coverage With Evidence Development (CED) Loop (#74)

AHRQ and the Coverage and Analysis Group within the Office of Clinical Standards and Quality at CMS will host a half-day session titled "Understanding the Medicare Coverage With Evidence Development (CED) Loop." Presentations and discussions on the following topics are planned: an introduction to CED, a process for prioritizing potential topics and approving studies, the status of CED studies at this time with a more in-depth presentation of results from the PET-FDG for six cancers and the implantable cardiac defibrillator registries, data available to the public and how to obtain these datasets, and a discussion of issues CMS is considering such as setting timelines or criteria for the CED to be completed.

Moderator: Rosemarie Hakim, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Speakers: Louis Jacques, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

James Rollins, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (Select for presentation)

Barry Siegel, Washington University School of Medicine (Select for presentation)

Bruce Hillner, Virginia Commonwealth University (Select for presentation)

Soko Setoguchi, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Steve Phurrough, Center for Medical Technology Policy (Select for presentation)

 

Salons G&H

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Internet Citation: Agenda: September 29, 2010. December 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/events/conference/2010/agenda3.html