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AHRQ Performance Plans for FY 2002 and 2003 and Performance Report for FY 2001

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Appendix 3. Performance Measurement Linkages with Budget, Cost Accounting, Information Technology Planning, Capital Planning and Program Evaluation

Budget Linkage

The performance goals and measures are linked directly to two of the Agency's three budget lines. As described previously, the budget line for Research on Health Care Costs, Quality, and Outcomes has five of the six performance plan goals tied to it. The budget line for the Medical Panel Expenditure Survey is represented in the sixth goal. The Introduction to Part 2 of this document describes these alignments in detail.

The third budget line, Program Support, has been removed from the performance goals in the AHRQ performance plan. The measures previously reported for Program Support focused on internal management issues for contracts management and information system development. We are dropping the measures because they do not rise to the level of being one of the "critical few" measures that should be reported by the Agency in the GPRA plan. The measures continue to be important, however, and remain in place for internal accountability in the Office of Management Operations Plan and performance plans for the managers and staff.

The Agency provides page numbers, both in the body of the performance plan and in the summary table in section 1.4, to crosswalk the specific measures that are related to the programs proposed in the budget document. Many of the measures are for projects and initiatives that were started in past years and are continuing. This has been noted by identifying the budget connection as "commitment base."

Cost Accounting

AHRQ allocates the full cost of all associated research activities, including overhead costs, by our three budget activities: Research on Health Costs, Quality and Outcomes, Medical Expenditure Panel Surveys, and Program Support.

Information Technology

AHRQ is currently completing the infrastructure for a new integrated information system, the Agency Management Information System (AMIS).

Planning

The goal of AMIS is to provide access to an integrated set of project information that includes the information currently input through multiple systems. When the AMIS is fully operational all Agency staff will have on-demand access to current information for the entire AHRQ research grant, contract, intramural project, and IAA portfolio. This system is one of the major methods the Agency will use to collect data to document its success in meeting its GPRA goals.

Capitol Planning

Does not apply to AHRQ.

Program Evaluation

Goal 4 in the AHRQ annual performance plan is devoted to reporting the evaluations that the Agency will do in FY 2002. The evaluations are focused on demonstrating the use of Agency research and products and the resulting impact on organizations within the health care system.

Brief List of Patient Safety Awards

Supporting Demonstration Projects to Report Medical Errors Data

Institution City State Award
Georgia Hospital Association Marietta GA $1,636,373
University of Mississippi Medical Center Jackson MS $993,212
University of Colorado Health Center Denver CO $956,183
Massachusetts Department of Public Health Boston MA $1,295,658
Abt Associates, Inc. Cambridge MA $213,765
Indiana University Indianapolis IN $503,005
Medical College of Wisconsin Milwaukee WI $670,000
Center for Health Care Policy and Evaluation/United Health Group Minneapolis MN $190,118
Marshfield Medical Research Foundation Marshfield WI $137,564
Research Triangle Institute Research Triangle Park NC $200,000
Denver Health Denver CO $154,097
Johns Hopkins University Baltimore MD $1,519,620
Harvard University Boston MA $1,380,666
Health Research, Inc./New York State Department of Health Albany NY $1,734,580
Utah Department of Health Salt Lake City UT $1,500,933
Health Partners Research Foundation Minneapolis MN $401,802
University of Minnesota/Sponsored Projects Administration Minneapolis MN $294,759
American College of Surgeons Chicago IL $1,633,423
Columbia University New York NY $2,322,914
Washington University St. Louis MO $1,935,551
University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh PA $1,600,514
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Brookline MA $2,838,449
Denver Health Denver CO $244,760
Research Triangle Institute Research Triangle Park NC $299,999
    Total: $24,657,945

Using Computers and Information Technology to Prevent Medical Errors

Institution City State Award
DoctorQuality Philadelphia PA $99,354
Advance Medical Electronics Corporation Fridley MN $750,000
Protolex, LLC Lanham MD $97,578
Abacus Management Cranston RI $99,957
Montefiore Medical Center New York NY $486,805
Johns Hopkins University Baltimore MD $358,139
Creighton University Omaha NE $345,286
Intellegent Automation, Inc. Rockville MD $100,000
Compliance Laboratories, LLC Lenexa KS $99,935
Aptima, Inc. Woburn MA $100,000
University of Alabama Birmingham AL $255,289
University of California, Davis Davis CA $332,244
University of Chicago Chicago IL $275,179
Columbia University New York NY $356,099
Modus Operandi, Inc. Indialantic FL $100,000
Prediction Sciences San Diego CA $99,829
Simulation Technologies, Inc. Huntsville AL $99,969
Brown University Providence RI $349,938
Computing Solutions, Inc. Cedar Rapids IA $99,831
University of Washington Seattle WA $303,069
Foundation for Long Term Care Albany NY $419,328
Pharmacon International, Inc. New York NY $99,985
    Total: $5,327,814

Understanding the Impact of Working Conditions on Patient Safety

Institution City State Award
Oregon Health & Science University Portland OR $283,436
Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School Boston MA $499,689
University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing San Francisco CA $394,068
University of Michigan Ann Arbor MI $31,116
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center School of Nursing Denver CO $361,100
Massachusetts General Hospital Boston MA $493,733
American College of Surgeons Chicago IL $461,607
National Academy of Sciences Washington DC $500,000
    Total: $3,024,749

Developing Innovative Approaches to Improving Patient Safety

Institution City State Award
Hektoen Institute Chicago IL $199,978
University of Washington Seattle WA $199,986
RAND Santa Monica CA $50,000
University of Vermont Burlington VT $200,000
University of Florida Gainesville FL $191,617
Johns Hopkins University Baltimore MD $125,000
University of Chicago Chicago IL $168,371
University of Wisconsin Madison WI $200,000
University of California, San Diego La Jolla CA $190,616
University of Maryland Medical System Baltimore MD $200,000
Emory University Atlanta GA $184,361
Brigham and Women's Hospital Boston MA $981,773
University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia PA $1,310,903
Oregon Health & Science University Portland OR $198,979
Boston University Boston MA $199,999
New York University New York NY $199,919
Kaiser Foundation Research Institute Oakland CA $331,946
University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles CA $199,984
University of South Florida Tampa FL $199,354
University of Michigan Ann Arbor MI $200,000
American Academy of Family Physicians Leawood KS $196,344
Vanderbilt University Nashville TN $199,992
University of Texas Health Science Center Houston TX $1,418,949
    Total: $7,998,071

Disseminating Research Results

Institution City State Award
University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA $747,239
Health Research and Educational Trust Chicago IL $352,079
American College of Surgeons Chicago IL $193,659
National Patient Safety Foundation Chicago IL $242,479
American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine Philadelphia PA $256,537
Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare Brookline MA $240,051
Stanford University Stanford CA $330,566
    Total: $2,362,610

Additional Patient Safety Research Initiatives

Institution City State Award
University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA $438,209
National Academy of Sciences Washington DC $1,000,000
University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA $560,312
Research Triangle Institute Research Triangle Park NC $238,027
Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine Baltimore MD $500,000
MEDSTAT Group Washington DC $898,285
Barents Group McLean VA $499,889
Westat Rockville MD $1,124,496
Veterans Medical Research Foundation San Diego CA $96,844
User Liaison Program Rockville MD $1,000,000
    Total: $6,356,062

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