Compiling Results From All Eight Focus Areas

Multi-stakeholder Community Inventory Modules

Community quality collaboratives are community-based organizations of multiple stakeholders, including health care providers, purchasers (employers, employer coalitions, Medicaid and others), health plans, and consumer advocacy organizations, that are working together to transform health care at the local level. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality offers these organizations many tools to assist in their efforts.

It may be useful to summarize the information obtained across the Learning Network's eight focus areas in a grid similar to the one shown on the next page. This summary can then be used for communicating the highlights and major findings of the inventory in meetings for future strategy development, prioritizing, brainstorming, and planning.

You may wish to compare your market's stage of development in each focus area by assigning its score, 1 being the lowest level of development (no activity or capability) and 10 being the highest level of development (fully developed) from each of the previous modules.

While there are no specific criteria for this scoring methodology, the process of evaluating each of the focus areas by the Focus Area Team, and then comparing the average scores to scores of the other focus areas, may be a valuable exercise in learning about each other's perspectives, building common language, and beginning to prioritize activities and strategies.

Focus AreaTotal Score
Collaborative Leadership 
Public At-large Engagement 
Quality and Efficiency Measurement 
Public Reporting 
Provider Incentives 
Consumer Incentives 
Strategy for Improving Quality 
Health Information Technology/Health Information Exchange 
Using the total score information from the chart above, you may wish to examine your score by focus area relative to the total possible score for that area. A chart such as the one below allows you to calculate a percentage score for each focus area, so that you can compare your scores across focus areas.
Focus AreaPossible ScoreTotal ScorePercentage
Collaborative Leadership19*10 = 190  
Public At-large Engagement10*10=100  
Quality & Efficiency Measurement16*10=160  
Public Reporting18*10=180  
Provider Incentives14*10=140  
Consumer Incentives17*10=170  
Strategy for Improving Quality13*10=130  
Health Information Technology/Health Information Exchange16*10=160  


Community Inventory Results
 GapsOverlapsOpportunities for AlignmentChallengesLessons LearnedResourcesLeaders
Collaborative Leadership       
Public At-large Engagement       
Quality and Efficiency Measurement       
Public Reporting       
Provider Incentives       
Consumer Incentives       
Strategy for Improving Quality       
Health Information Technology/Health Information Exchange       

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Current as of March 2009
Internet Citation: Compiling Results From All Eight Focus Areas: Multi-stakeholder Community Inventory Modules. March 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/quality-resources/value/cimodules/cimodules-b.html