2012 National Healthcare Quality Report

Acknowledgments

The NHQR and NHDR are the products of collaboration among agencies across the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Many individuals guided and contributed to these reports. Without their magnanimous support, the reports would not have been possible.

Specifically, we thank:

Primary AHRQ Staff: Carolyn Clancy, William Munier, Jeffrey Brady, Ernest Moy, Karen Chaves, William Freeman, and Doreen Bonnett.

HHS Interagency Workgroup for the NHQR/NHDR: Girma Alemu (HRSA), Chisara Asomugha (CMS), Hakan Aykan (ASPE), Rachel Ballard-Barbash (NCI), Kirsten Beronio (ASPE), Douglas Boenning (HHS-ASPE), Julia Bryan (HRSA), Steven Clauser (NCI), Miya Cain (ACF). Susan Fleck (CMS-NC ), Edward Garcia (CMS), Miryam Gerdine (HRSA), Olinda Gonzalez (SAMHSA), Tanya Grandison (HRSA), Kirk Greenway (IHS), Lein Han (CMS), Linda Harlan (NCI), Benjamin Hernandez-Stern (HHS-OCR) Rebecca Hines (CDC-NCHS), Edwin Huff (CMS-OA ), Meghan Hufstader ( ONC ), Deloris Hunter (NIH), Memuna Ifedirah (CMS-OCSQ), Cara James (CMS), Kenneth Johnson (OCR), Ruth Katz (ASPE), Richard Klein (CDC-NCHS), Michael Kogan (HRSA), Lisa Koonin (CDC-NCHS), Harriet Komisar (ASPE), Helen Lamont (ASPE), Shari Ling (CMS-OCSQ ), Quyen Ngo-Metzger (HRSA), Darlene Marcoe (ACF), Karen McDonnell (CMS), Richard McNaney (CMS), Nancy Miller (NIH), Karen Nakano (CMS), Iran Naqvi (HRSA), Leo Nolan (IHS), Cynthia Ogden (CDC-NCHS), Karen Oliver (NIH-NIMH), Lisa Patton (ASPE ), Diane Pilkey (ASPE ), Suzanne Proctor-Hallquist (CDC-NCHS), Barry Portnoy (NIH-OD ), Michael Rapp (CMS), William Rodriguez (FDA-OD ), Rochelle Rollins (ACF), Asel Ryskulova (CDC-NCHS), Michael Schoenbaum (NIMH), Adelle Simmons (HHS-ASPE), Alan E. Simon (CDC-NCHS), Marsha Smith (CMS), Phillip Smith (IHS), Nancy Sonnenfeld (CMS), Caroline Taplin (HHS-ASPE), Emmanuel Taylor (NCI), Karmen Todd (OCR), Benedict Truman (CDC), Sayeedha Uddin (CDC-NCHS ), Nadarajen A. Vydelingum (NIH), Barbara Wells (NHLBI), Valerie Welsh (OPHS-OMH), Deborah Willis-Fillinger (HRSA), and Susan Yanovski (NIH-NIDDK).

AHRQ NHQR/NHDR Team: Roxanne Andrews (CDOM), Barbara Barton (SSS), Doreen Bonnett (OCKT), Cecilia Casale (OEREP), Eva Chang (CQuIPS), Xiuhua Chen (SSS), Fran Chevarley (CFACT), Karen Chaves (CQuIPS), Monique Cohen (CQuIPS), Beth Collins-Sharp (OEREP), Katherine Crosson (CQuIPS), Denise Dougherty (OEREP), No el Eldridge (CQuIPS), William Freeman (CQuIPS), Erin Grace (CP3), Darryl Gray (CQuIPS), Leif Karell (SSS), Ram Khadka (SSS), Virginia Kotzias (CQuIPS), Anil Koninty (SSS), Tri Le (CQuIPS), Atlang Mompe (SSS), Ernest Moy (CQuIPS), William Munier (CQuIPS), Ryan Mutter (CDOM), Thomas Otterson (SSS), Janet Pagán-Sutton (SSS), Amir Razi (SSS), Krystle Seu (CQuIPS), Judy Sangl (CQuIPS), Nancy Wilson (IOD), Sean Yin (SSS), and Marc Zodet (CFACT).

HHS Data Experts: Clarice Brown (CDC-NCHS), Anjani Chandra (CDC-NCHS), Robin Cohen (CDC-NCHS), Steven Cohen (AHRQ), James Colliver (SAMHSA), Paul Eggers (NIH), David Keer (ED-OSERS), William Mosher (CDC-NCHS), Cynthia Ogden (CDC-NCHS), Asel Ryskulova (CDC-NCHS), and Alan E. Simon (CDC-NCHS)

Other Data Experts: Dana Auden (Oklahoma QIO), Michael Halpern (American Cancer Society), Allen Ma (Oklahoma QIO), Wato Nsa (Oklahoma QIO), Bryan Palis (NCBD, American College of Surgeons), Florentina R. Salvail (Hawaii Department of Health), Allison Petrilla (NHCPO), Hardy Spoehr (Papa Ola Lokahi), Andrew Stewart (NCDB, American College of Surgeons ), Scott Stewart (Oklahoma QIO), Jo Ann Tsark (Papa Ola Lokahi), and Claudia Wright (Oklahoma QIO).

Other AHRQ Contributors: Cindy Brach, Mike Bykowski, Heather Johnson-Skrivanek, Janet Howard, Biff LeVee, Iris Mabry-Hernandez, Edwin Lomotan, Gerri Michael-Dyer, Karen Migdail, James Kirby, Pamela Owens, Shyam Misra, Mamatha Pancholi, Larry Patton, Wendy Perry, Richard Ricciardi, Mary Rolston, Scott Rowe, Bruce Seeman, Randie Siegel, and Phyllis Zucker.

Data Support Contractors: CHD-Fu, Social and Scientific Systems, Truven Health Analytics, and Westat.

Current as of May 2013
Internet Citation: 2012 National Healthcare Quality Report: Acknowledgments. May 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqr12/acknow.html