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Figure 7-1: Suggested timeline for implementing recommended activities

Future Directions for the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities

Figure 7-1. Suggested timeline for implementing recommended activities

Calendar Year 2010Calendar Year 2011Calendar Year 2012
AHRQ upgrades presentation aspects of NHQR, NHDR, and State Snapshots; begins consultation with graphics and presentation experts
(go to Chapters 2 and 6)
AHRQ continues to refine presentation (NHQR, NHDR, State Snapshots, NHQRDRnet) by consulting graphics, statistical, communication, and technology/Web site expertsAHRQ continues refinements in presentation as recommended by experts
AHRQ maps measure and data needs to national priority areas; incorporates available measures
(go to Chapters 2 and 3)
AHRQ incorporates new measures and data that support priority areas as they become available either nationally or subnationally; notes where measure and data needs remainAHRQ incorporates new measures and data that support priority areas; notes where measure and data needs remain
AHRQ plans for development of fact sheets and other derivative products, and for expanded dissemination
(go to Chapter 6)

AHRQ begins developing NHQRDRnet capabilities that allow users to customize reports

AHRQ develops user guide on accessing primary data and how to apply findings in action

AHRQ upgrades online presentation of NHQRDRnet to allow customization of reports and utilization of fact sheets and derivative products to support data
AHRQ forms the Technical Advisory Subcommittee for Measure Selection to NAC that
  • Plans for analysis of current core measures and additional measures for relative health care quality impact
  • Issues call for suggested additions and deletions to core measure set
  • Begins to identify measure and data gaps
(go to Chapter 4)
Technical Advisory Subcommittee
  • Releases findings on relative rankings of its current measures and on some additional quality measures
  • Recommends to NAC/AHRQ areas for funding research on measures and data acquisition
Technical Advisory Subcommittee
  • Releases additional findings on relative ranking of quality measures
  • Continues analysis of measures as needed
  • Recommends to NAC/AHRQ areas for funding research on measures and data acquisition
AHRQ contracts for evaluation of current user groups' practices and how change would affect the reports' utility for these users
(go to Chapter 7)
AHRQ evaluates user groups' application of report findings to affect changeAHRQ incorporates updates to the reports based on user group evaluations and reexamines effectiveness of dissemination and partnership efforts
AHRQ seeks additional funding
(go to Chapter 7)
AHRQ funds development/evaluation of measures and data sourcesAHRQ continues to fund development and evaluation of measures and data sources

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Internet Citation: Figure 7-1: Suggested timeline for implementing recommended activities: Future Directions for the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities . December 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/iomqrdrreport/futureqrdrfig7-1.html