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Evaluation of AHRQ's Partnerships for Quality Program

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Appendix A. Additional Tables

Table A.1. Focus and Targets of PFQ Grants

Grantee Organization & Principal Investigator

Health Conditions

Health Issues

Priority Populations

Health Care Entities

Altarum Institute
PI: George J. Miller

 

Bioterrorism & Emergency Preparedness

 

1 rural hospital; large urban public health district

American Academy of Pediatrics
PI: Carole M. Lannon

Behavior—ADHD

 

Children

160-180 pediatric practices in 10 states

American College of Physicians
PI:   Vincenza T. Snow

Diabetes

   

35 physician practices in 2 states

American Medical Association
PI: Karen S. Kmetik

Diabetes, Heart Disease (CAD), Major Depression

 

Individuals needing chronic care

Physician practices in Pittsburgh & Chicago; large cardiology practice and ambulatory clinic network in Chicago

American Medical Directors Association
PI: David F. Polakoff

Pain management, Pressure ulcers

Long-term care

 

50-60 nursing facilities in 6 states

American Hospital Association-HRET
PI: John R. Combes

   

People at the end-of-life

100 Hospitals

Association of California Nurse Leaders
PI: Nancy E. Donaldson (UCSF)

Falls and falls with injury

Hospital patient safety

 

32 hospitals in California

Catholic Healthcare Partners
PI: Donald E. Casey

Congestive heart failure

   

6 hospitals in the Midwest system's 9 regions

Child Health Corporation of America
PI: Paul J. Sharek

Pain management

Hospital patient safety and medication safety

Children

14 (later 42) children's hospitals in the U.S.

Connecticut State Department of Public Health
PI: Louise Dembry

 

Bioterrorism & Emergency Preparedness

 

Physicians and other health professionals in Connecticut

HealthFront
PI: Michael Callahan

 

Value purchasing/pay-for-performance

 

2 Employer coalitions and health plans (Minn-St Paul & Colorado)

International Severity Info Systems, Inc.
PI: Susan Horn

Pressure ulcers

Long-term care

 

12 nursing facilities in 10 states

Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)
PI: Jerod M. Loeb

Acute Myocardial infarction, Heart Failure, Community-acquired pneumonia, Pregnancy & related conditions.

Bioterrorism & Emergency Preparedness

 

Hospitals and community health clinics; community emergency preparedness systems

Leapfrog Group
PI: Suzanne F. Delbanco

 

Hospital patient safety and value-based purchasing

 

Employers, employer coalitions, and health plans; hospitals in 6 target markets

Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network
PI: Mark Young (deceased), followed by Kenneth Coburn

Diabetes (type 2)

 

Individuals in need of chronic care

10 physician practices in SE Pennsylvania

Pacific Business Groupa on Health
David Hopkins

 

Quality measurement and performance reporting

 

Physicians

Physicians Micro Systems, Inc. (vendor)
PI: Steven M. Ornstein  (MCSC)

Heart disease/stroke; Diabetes; Cancer prevention; immunizations; resp/infectious disease; MH/SA; nutrition and obesity; Rx for the elderly

   

100+ participating practices from 35+ states; practices range in size from solo practitioners to 10+ clinicians

Research Triangle Institute
PI: Lucy A. Savitz

Broader adoption of QI methods for a variety of conditions & care processes

Bioterrorism and emergency preparedness; and general quality improvement

 

4 (later 5) large health systems in selected regions

New York State Dept Of Health
PI: Suzanne M. Broderick

Falls, weight loss, incontinence

Long-term care and avoidance of acute hospitalization

 

45 nursing homes and 14 adult care facilities throughout NY State

Texas A&M University Health Sciences Center
PI: Josie R. Williams

 

Bioterrorism and emergency preparedness

 

Texas Department of Health, Region 8; 12 small rural hospitals in TX (part of TX A&M/RCHI network)

Visiting Nurse Service of New York
PI: Penny H. Feldman

Diabetes

Home health care and avoidance of acute hospitalization

Elderly

8 home health agencies in 7 states:

a. The grant with PBGH was dropped after 15 months.

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