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AHRQ 2008 Annual Conference

To help advance its goal of improving health care for all Americans, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) held its second annual conference on September 7-10, 2008, in Bethesda, MD. This conference was designed to showcase the best of the Agency's research and provide examples of how that research is being implemented at all levels in health care delivery. Entitled "Promoting Quality... Partnering for Change," the conference featured presentations in five major themes.

Contents 

Health Information Technology (Health IT)
Prevention/Care Management
Effective Healthcare
Patient Safety
Value/Innovations/Emerging Issues
Miscellaneous
Video 

Health Information Technology (Health IT)

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Using Health IT to Enhance Inter-Provider Communication to Improve Care

Designing for ACCORD with Patients (PowerPoint® File, 3 MB; Web Version)
Henry C. Chueh, Massachusetts General Hospital

Human Factors in Prescription Medication Management (PowerPoint® File, 1.2 MB; Web Version)
Jonathan R. Nebeker, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Improving Quality of Care for Vulnerable Populations Through Health IT

Use of Clinical Decision Support Expert Rules within Clinician Workflows: Improving Quality of Care for Vulnerable Populations Through Health IT (PowerPoint® File, 1.4 MB; Web Version)
Jane M. Brokel, University of Iowa

The BLUES Project (PowerPoint® File, 550 KB; Web Version)
Karen C. Fox, Delta Health Alliance

On-Time Quality Improvement for Long-Term Care: Using Nursing Home IT for Optimal Care Delivery (PowerPoint® File, 1.2 MB; Web Version)
Susan D. Horn, Institute for Clinical Outcomes Research

Considerations for Health Information Exchange (HIE) Implementation

Health Information Exchange: Myths, Mirages and Reality (PowerPoint® File, 1.7 MB; Web Version)
Donald P. Connelly, University of Minnesota

MidSouth eHealth Alliance (PowerPoint® File, 215 KB; Web Version)
Thomas Duarte, MidSouth eHealth Alliance

Lessons Learned: Implementing a Low-Cost Structure Health Information Exchange (PowerPoint® File, 3 MB; Web Version)
Frank Richards, Geisinger Health System

ePrescribing: Enabling Change and Measuring Impact

Enabling Electronic Prescribing and Enhanced Management of Controlled Substances (PowerPoint® File, 510 KB; Web Version)
Grant M. Carrow, Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Barriers to Provider Adoption of eRx: Lessons Learned from the NEO CMS eRx Pilot (PowerPoint® File, 7.4 MB; Web Version)
Bob Elson, MetroHealth
John Kralewski, University of Minnesota
Dave Gans, Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)

E-prescribing in Community-Based Practices: Successes and Barriers (PowerPoint® File, 540 KB; Web Version)
Michael A. Fischer, Harvard Medical School

Enabling Quality Measurement Through Health IT

Developing a Metric Set for Measuring and Reporting Ambulatory Quality of Care in the Setting of Health IT with HIE (PowerPoint® File, 185 KB; Web Version)
Lisa M. Kern, Rina V. Dhopeshwarkar, and Rainu Kaushal, Cornell University

Standardization and Automatic Extraction of Quality Measures in an Ambulatory Electronic Medical Record (EMR) (PowerPoint® File, 1.4 MB; Web Version)
Denni McColm, Citizens Memorial Healthcare

Creating a Shared Quality Improvement Reporting System (PowerPoint® File, 1.7 MB; Web Version)
Lisa Schilling, Colorado Associated Community Health Information Exchange

Clinical Decision Support Tools for Ambulatory Settings

Clinical Decision Support Consortium (PowerPoint® File, 2.2 MB; Web Version)
Blackford Middleton, Harvard Medical School

Clinical Decision Support to Improve Quality

IPSQWHIT: Measuring the Quality Improvements Associated with Decision Support in Pediatrics (PowerPoint® File, 280 KB; Web Version)
Timothy G. Ferris, Harvard Medical School

Evaluation of a Clinical Decision Support System (CDSS) and EMR-Based Registry to Improve Management of Hypertension in a Community Health Center (PowerPoint® File, 420 KB; Web Version)
Helene Kopal, Primary Care Development Corporation

Information Integration to support Medication Management (PowerPoint® File, 2.1 MB; Web Version)
Jonathan R. Nebeker, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Medicaid and Health IT

Medicaid/SCHIP Technical Assistance for Health IT/HIE (PowerPoint® File, 760 KB; Web Version)
Linda Dimitropoulos, RTI International

Electronic Prescribing (PowerPoint® File, 355 KB; Web Version)
Jim Hutcheson, TennCare

Development of Health Information Technology to Impact Urban High Risk Populations (PowerPoint® File, 335 KB; Web Version)
LaRah Payne, District of Columbia, Department of Health/MAA

Considerations in Design of Health IT for In-Home Use

Enhancing Self-Management of T2DM with In-Home Technology (PowerPoint® File, 1.8 MB; Web Version)
Edith Burns, Medical College of Wisconsin

Be Careful What You Wish For—Managing Devices and Data In Your Patient's Home (PowerPoint® File, 167 KB; Web Version)
Lee R. Goldberg, University of Pennsylvania

Innovative Telehealth Applications to Support High Quality Care From a Distance

ECHO Project (PowerPoint® File, 2.6 MB; Web Version)
Sanjeev Arora, University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Telemedicine in Pediatrics: Increasing Access & Quality (PowerPoint® File, 5.4 MB; PDF File, 1.1 MB [Plugin Software Help]; Web Version)
James P. Marcin, University of California, Davis, Children's Hospital

Health-e-Access: Improving Care for Rochester's Vulnerable Children (PowerPoint® File, 1.5 MB; Web Version)
Kenneth McConnochie, University of Rochester

Enabling Transitions in Care Through Health IT

ACCEL: Access El Dorado; Health Care Access That Works. Simpler. Better. (PowerPoint® File, 1.3 MB; PDF File, 230 KB [Plugin Software Help]; Web Version)
Gregory Bergner, El Dorado County, California

Testing the Re-Engineered Discharge (PowerPoint® File, 53 MB; PDF File, 1.4 MB [Plugin Software Help]; Web Version)
Brian Jack, Boston Medical Center/Boston University School of Medicine

Does Access to Electronic Health Record (EHR) Information Improve Emergency Department (ED) Performance? (PowerPoint® File, 504 KB; Web Version)
Stuart M. Speedie, Jing Du, Nawanan Theera-Ampornpunt, Young-Taek Park, and Donald Connelly, University of Minnesota

Design of Patient-Centered Health IT

Cancer Care Communication (C3) (PowerPoint® File, 3.4 MB; Web Version)
Elizabeth A. Hahn, Northwestern University

Use of Mixed-Method Designs To Inform Patient-Centered Tools To Improve Medication Management (PowerPoint® File, 1.4 MB; Web Version)
Brian J. Quilliam and Anne L. Hume, University of Rhode Island
Roberta E. Goldman, Charles Eaton, and Kate L. Lapane, Brown Medical School

Design of Patient-Centered Care Health IT: Patient Advisor Involvement in ePHR Design and Outcomes Research (PowerPoint® File, 3.2 MB; Web Version)
Patricia Sodomka, MCG Health, Inc., and Medical College of Georgia

Measuring the Quality of Health Across Populations

Use of Information Technology for Precision Performance Measurement and Focused Quality Improvement (PowerPoint® File, 2.3 MB; Web Version)
David W. Baker, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

Measuring the Quality of Health Across a Population: The Indian Health Experience (PDF File, 3.6 MB [Plugin Software Help]; Web Version)
Theresa Cullen, Indian Health Service

Enabling Chronic Disease Care Through Health IT

Conversational IT for Better, Safer, Pediatric Care (PowerPoint® File, 1 MB; Web Version)
William G. Adams, Boston Medical Center/Boston University School of Medicine

Internet-based Telemedicine for Cardiovascular Disease Management (PowerPoint® File, 1.4 MB; Web Version)
Alfred A. Bove, Temple University Medical Center

Enabling Chronic Disease Care through Health IT (PowerPoint® File, 7.2 MB; PDF File, 830 KB [Plugin Software Help]; Web Version)
Dean Schillinger, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco General Hospital, and California Deptartment of Public Health

Improving Patient-Clinician Communication Through Consumer Health IT

Personal Health Records for Medication Use: Views from Elders and Their Physicians (PowerPoint® File, 1.8 MB; Web Version)
Elizabeth Chrischilles, University of Iowa, Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics

Findings from Focus Groups of Geriatric Patients Regarding Medication Issues (PowerPoint® File, 515 KB; Web Version)
Kate Lynn Lapane, Virginia Commonwealth University

Stakeholder Involvement in HIE

Stakeholder Buy-in & Local Health Information Exchange Activities: Implications for Quality Reporting & Pay-for-Performance (P4P) (PowerPoint® File, 260 KB; Web Version)
Joy Grossman, Kathryn Kushner Santoro, and Elizabeth November, Center for Studying Health System Change

Metro DC Health Information Exchange (MeDHIX) Characteristics, Challenges, Lessons Learned (PowerPoint® File, 1 MB; Web Version)
Thomas L. Lewis and Leta Kajut, Center for Community Based Health Informatics

Overcoming Barriers to Expanding HIE (PowerPoint® File, 2.6 MB; Web Version)
Marc Overhage, Indiana Health Information Exchange

EHR Implementation and Adoption

Electronic Health Record Adoption and Implementation: A Report from the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative (PowerPoint® File, 626 KB; Web Version)
David W. Bates, Partners Healthcare and Brigham and Women's Hospital

Impact of Electronic Health Records on the Financial Performance of Medical Group Practices—Track 1: EHR Implementation and Adoption (PowerPoint® File, 700 KB; Web Version)
David N. Gans, Medical Group Management Association

EHR Implementation and Adoption Ambulatory EHR at MaineGeneral Medical Center (PowerPoint® File, 1 MB; Web Version)
Dan Mingle, MaineGeneral Medical Center

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Prevention/Care Management

Getting to Know the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)—Evidence to Impact

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (PowerPoint® File, 6.6 MB; PDF File, 590 KB [Plugin Software Help]; Web Version)
Kenneth Lin, Diana Petitti, and Tracy Wolff, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Translating Evidence into Recommendations (PowerPoint® File, 825 KB; Web Version)
Tess Miller, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

USPSTF: Perspectives of a Member (PowerPoint® File, 107 KB; Web Version)
Diana Petitti, Preventive Services Task Force

Models to Inform Recommendations About Preventive Services: Perspective of the United States Preventive Services Task Force (PowerPoint® File, 146 KB; Web Version)

Provision of Preventive Services in the Complex Patient

Provision of Preventive Services in the Complex Patient (PowerPoint® File, 144 KB; Web Version)
Laura Castro, Duke University
Maureen Smith, University of Wisconsin

USPSTF—Making a Difference in Clinical Care

Promoting Quality... Partnering for Change (PowerPoint® File, 9.5 MB; PDF File, 670 KB [Plugin Software Help]; Web Version)
Ron Finch, National Business Group on Health

Using USPSTF Recommendations in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Clinical Practice (PowerPoint® File, 2.4 MB; Web Version)
Linda Kinsinger, VHA Office of Patient Care Services

USPSTF Clinical Guidelines in a Physician Assistant Curriculum (PowerPoint® File, 714 KB; Web Version)
Timothy Quigley, Wichita State University

New Knowledge in Care Coordination

New Knowledge in Care Coordination (PowerPoint® File, 3.1 MB; PDF File, 1.8 MB [Plugin Software Help]; Web Version)
Steven H. Woolf, Virginia Commonwealth University
Alex R. Kemper, Duke University

Medical Errors and Adverse Drug Events Reporting System (MEADERS)

MEADERS: Networks' Experiences (PowerPoint® File, 2 MB; Web Version)
John Lynch, Connecticut Center for Primary Care

Reducing Health Disparities Among Hispanic Elders: Lessons from a Learning Network

Reducing Health Disparities Among Hispanic Elders: From Report to Support (PowerPoint® File, 3.6 MB; PDF File, 406 KB [Plugin Software Help]; Web Version)
Ernest Moy, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Reducing Health Disparities Among Hispanic Elders: Lessons from a Learning Network (Team Chicago) (PowerPoint® File, 450 KB; Web Version)
Susan Vega, Alivio Medical Center

Reducing Health Disparities Among Hispanic Elders: Lessons from a Learning Network (Team San Antonio) (PowerPoint® File, 692 KB; Web Version)
Carol Zernial, Bexar Area Agency on Aging

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Effective Healthcare

Spotlight on Effective Healthcare (EHC) Research on Heart and Blood Vessel Conditions and/or Diabetes

The Future of Clinical Registries in the Cycle of Evidence (PowerPoint® File, 2 MB; Web Version)
Eric D. Peterson, Duke University Medical Center

Cardiovascular Consortium Effective Health Care Program (PowerPoint® File, 2.2 MB; Web Version)
Art Sedrakyan, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Use of Simulation and Decision Modeling to Inform Decision Making

A Cervical Cancer Decision Model to Inform Recommendations About Preventive Services: Perspective of the Decision Modeler (PowerPoint® File, 555 KB; Web Version)
Shalini Kulasingam, Duke University

Decision Analysis of Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests by Age to Begin, Age to End, and Screening Intervals: Report to the United States Preventive Services Task Force from the Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNET) (PowerPoint® File, 2.7 MB; Web Version)
Ann Zauber, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Marjolein van Ballegooijen, Iris Lansdorp-Vogelaar and Janneke Wilschut, Erasmus MC
Karen Kuntz, University of Minnesota
Amy Knudsen, Massachusetts General Hospital

Using Simulation and Decision Modeling to Inform Decision Making (PowerPoint® File, 1.2 MB; Web Version)
Ann Zauber, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Shalini Kulasingam, Duke University
Diana Petitti, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Registries for Evaluating Patient Outcomes

Our Future (PowerPoint® File, 7.5 MB; PDF File, 570 KB [Plugin Software Help]; Web Version)
Robin Bostic, Thoratec

Good Practice for Patient Registries (PowerPoint® File, 1.1 MB; Web Version)
Richard Gliklich, Outcome DEcIDE Center

Medical Device Registries: Multiple Applications (PowerPoint® File, 216 KB; Web Version)
Thomas P. Gross, Food & Drug Administration, Center for Devices & Radiological Health

Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support (PowerPoint® File, 436 KB; Web Version)
Marissa A. Miller, National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute

Collaborative Networks for Conducting Comparative Effectiveness Research

Collaborative Networks for Conducting Comparative Effectiveness Research (PowerPoint® File, 1.3 MB; Web Version)
George Neyarapally, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Wilson Pace and David West, CO Distributed Research Network (DRN) Project
Rich Platt and David Magid, HMORN Distributed Research Network (DRN) Project

Methodological Issues in Outcomes Research

Instrumental Variables for Comparative Effectiveness Research: A Review of Applications (PowerPoint® File, 153 KB; Web Version)
Alan M. Brookhart, Harvard Medical School

Sensitivity Analysis for Residual Confounding (PowerPoint® File, 1.6 KB; Web Version)
Sebastian Schneeweiss, Harvard Medical School

Methodological Issues in Outcome Research (PowerPoint® File, 326 KB; Web Version)
John D. Seeger, Ingenix/i3 Drug Safety
Sebastian Schneeweiss and Alan M. Brookhart, Harvard Medical School

Transparency in the Use of Propensity Score Methods (PowerPoint® File, 610 KB; Web Version)
John D. Seeger, Ingenix/i3 Drug Safety

A Panel Session Highlighting Innovations from the Health Care Innovations Exchange (HCIE)

Healthy Hair Starts with a Healthy Body (PDF File, 1.1 MB [Plugin Software Help]; Web Version)
Verluria Cobbs, National Kidney Foundation of Michigan

Partners in Palliative Care Program (PowerPoint® File, 302 KB; Web Version)
James Lee, The Everett Clinic
Velda Filzen, Providence Hospice and Home Care of Snohomish County

A Panel Session Highlighting Innovations from the HCIE (PowerPoint® File, 395 KB; Web Version)
Nick Vizzoca, Innovation Center at Magee Womens Hospital of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Involving Patients in Decisions About Medications

Promoting Patient Involvement in Medication Decisions (PowerPoint® File, 570 KB; Web Version)
David H. Hickam, Oregon Health & Science University

The Role of Beliefs in Decisions about Medication (PowerPoint® File, 460 KB; Web Version)
Kathleen Mazor, University of Massachusetts Medical School, and Fallon Community Health Plan and Fallon Clinic

Communicating about Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) Risk: Racial/Ethnic Disparities (PowerPoint® File, 260 KB; Web Version)
Mike Schoen, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine

Implementations and Use of Effective Health Care Program Products/Evidence

Systematic Review of Dietary Supplement Efficacy and Safety (PowerPoint® File, 1.7 MB; Web Version)
Paul H. Coates, Ph.D. National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements

Use of Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) Evidence Reviews: NIH Consensus Development Program (PowerPoint® File, 410 KB; Web Version)
Barnett Kramer, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Consensus Development Program

Using EPC Reports to Promote Changes in Research, Practice and Policy: A Perspective from Two Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) (PowerPoint® File, 930 KB; Web Version)
Margo Michaels, Education Network to Advance Cancer Clinical Trials (ENACCT)

Best Practices in Stakeholder Involvement (Developing Research Topics, Priority-Setting, Etc.)

Effective Health Care Program Stakeholder Group—A Perspective (PowerPoint® File, 136 KB; Web Version)
Peter Juhn, Johnson & Johnson, Inc.

Best Practices in Stakeholder Involvement (PowerPoint® File, 4.4 MB; PDF File, 1.6 MB [Plugin Software Help]; Web Version)
Paul Seligman, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research

The Centers for Education & Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) Model for Stakeholder Engagement Public-Private Partnership (PowerPoint® File, 550 KB; Web Version)
Hugh H. Tilson, Chair, CERTs National Steering Committee

Conducting a Methodologically Sound Systematic Review in the Face of Limited Resources: An Introduction

Conducting a Methodologically Sound Systematic Review in the Face of Limited Resources: An Introduction (PowerPoint® File, 576 KB; Web Version)
Stephanie Chang, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Conducting a Sound Systematic Review: Balancing Resources with Quality Control (PowerPoint® File, 100 KB; Web Version)
Eric B. Bass, Johns Hopkins University EPC

Methodological Issues in Systematic Review: Formulating Questions (PowerPoint® File, 195 KB; Web Version)
Joseph Lau, Tufts Medical Center EPC

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Patient Safety

Patient Safety Organization (PSO) Common Formats Workshop

PSO Common Formats for Patient Safety Event Reporting (PowerPoint® File, 1.2 MB; Web Version)
Amy Helwig, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

PSO Common Formats for Patient Safety Event Reporting (PowerPoint® File, 270 KB; Web Version)
William B. Munier, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Improving Quality Care in Emergency Departments

Louisiana Hospitals: Shaking up the Snow Globe EMRs in the ED (PowerPoint® File, 1.5 MB; Web Version)
Rebecca Bradley, Louisiana Hospital Association

Researching the Use of Emergency Pharmacists in the ED (PowerPoint® File, 596 KB; Web Version)
Rollin J. (Terry) Fairbanks, University of Rochester School of Medicine

Emergency Care Research: Solutions for the U.S. Heath Care System (PowerPoint® File, 680 KB; Web Version)
Robert W. Neumar, American College of Emergency Physicians

Increased Blood Pressure in the Emergency Department: Pain, Anxiety, or Undiagnosed Hypertension (PowerPoint® File, 1 MB; Web Version)
Paula Tanabe, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

The Emergency Severity Index (ESI), A Triage System: Research and Implementation (PowerPoint® File, 1.9 MB; Web Version)
Paula Tanabe, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

Confidentiality, Patient Safety Work Product, and the PSOs

The Proposed Rule Implementing the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005: Confidentiality, Patient Safety Work Product, and PSOs (PowerPoint® File, 585 KB; Web Version)
Larry Patton and Verne Rinker, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

General PSO Update

General PSO Update (PowerPoint® File, 265 KB; Web Version)
Amy Helwig, William B. Munier, and Larry Patton, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

The Role of Consumers, Families, and the Community in Patient Safety: Learning from Experience

The Role of Consumers, Families, and the Community in Patient Safety: Learning from Experience (PowerPoint® File, 47 MB; PDF File, 2.8 MB [Plugin Software Help]; Web Version)
Katherine Crosson, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Using Simulation to Transform the Healthcare Environment

Using Simulation to Enhance Team Communication and Error Disclosure to Patients (PowerPoint® File, 3.1 MB; Web Version)
Thomas H. Gallagher, University of Washington

Development of an Immersive Simulation Environment for the Study of IT Impact in the Emergency Department (PowerPoint® File, 1.6 MB; Web Version)
Li Lin, University at Buffalo, State University of New York

Simulation Training to Improve Heart Attack Care for Rural Hospitals (PowerPoint® File, 4.3 MB; Web Version)
John C. Messenger, University of Colorado, Denver

Improving Administrative Data for Public Reporting

Adding Clinical Data to Administrative Data: AHRQ-sponsored Pilot & Planning Projects (PowerPoint® File, 2.3 MB; Web Version)
Roxanne Andrews and Anne Elixhauser, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Improving Administrative Data for Public Reporting (PowerPoint® File, 330 KB; Web Version)
Roxanne Andrews and Anne Elixhauser, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Joe Parker, Healthcare Outcomes Center, California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD)
Michael Pine, Michael Pine and Associates, Inc.

Screening Administrative Data To Assess the Accuracy Of Present-on-Admission Coding (PowerPoint® File, 430 KB; Web Version)
Michael Pine, Michael Pine and Associates, Inc.

PSO Common Formats

Patient Safety Organization Privacy Protection Center (PSOPPC): Services (PowerPoint® File, 538 KB; Web Version)
Kathy Barberio, Patient Safety Organization Privacy Protection Center

Patient Safety: Challenges to Improving Safety at the Point of Care

Challenges to Improving Safety at the Point of Care Building Infrastructure: Lessons Learned from Critical Access Hospitals (PowerPoint® File, 2.5 MB; Web Version)
Katherine Jones and Team, University of Nebraska Medical Center

The Partnership for Health and Accountability (PHA): Where to Next? (PowerPoint® File, 3.5 MB; Web Version)
Vi Naylor, Georgia Hospital Association

CAHPS® and Quality Improvement

CAHPS® and Quality Improvement (PowerPoint® File, 198 KB; Web Version)
Susan Edgman-Levitan and John D. Stoeckle, Massachusetts General Hospital

Evaluating CAHPS® Quality Improvement Demonstrations (PowerPoint® File, 128 KB; Web Version)
Donna Farley, RAND

Preventing Transmission of Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI)/Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) in Healthcare Settings: The Federal Government's Response

Preventing MRSA in Hospital Settings: System Redesign and Informatics Strategies in a Community Collaborative (PowerPoint® File, 1.7 MB; Web Version)
Brad Doebbeling and Heather Hagg, Regenstrief Institute
Abel Kho, Northwestern University
Mindy Flanagan, Indiana University—Purdue University—Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Jamie Workman, Kim McCoy, Shawn Hoke, and Paul Dexter, VA Center of Excellence in Implementing Evidence-based Practice

The Safe Critical Care Initiative (PowerPoint® File, 1.5 MB; Web Version)
Ted Spiroff, Vanderbilt University

Medication Safety: Tools for Diverse Settings

Medication Safety: Anticoagulation Management (PowerPoint® File, 4.6 MB; PDF File, 1.4 MB [Plugin Software Help]; Web Version)
Carla S. Huber, Community Anticoagulation Therapy (CAT) Clinic

Nursing Home Medication Safety: Bringing New Tools to Old Challenges (PowerPoint® File, 835 KB; Web Version)
Amy Vogelsmeier, University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing

Venous Thromboembolism Safety Tool Kit (PowerPoint® File, 3.8 MB; PDF File, 3.5 MB [Plugin Software Help]; Web Version)
Brenda K. Zierler, University of Washington

TeamSTEPPS™: Producing Effective Medical Teams to Achieve Optimal Patient Outcomes

STEPPS: Producing Effective Medical Teams to Achieve Optimal Patient Outcomes (PowerPoint® File, 355 KB; Web Version)
Andy Kosseff, SSM Health Care

TeamSTEPPS™ National Implementation (PowerPoint® File, 2 MB; Web Version)
Robert J. McQuillan, Creighton University Medical Center

Improving Quality of Care in Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care Settings

ReACH National Demonstration Collaborative: Reducing Acute Care Hospitalization (PowerPoint® File, 2.7 MB; Web Version)
Penny H. Feldman, Visiting Nurse Service of New York, Center for Home Care Policy and Research

Improving Quality in Nursing Homes (NHs): An Overview of Advancing Excellence—The NH Quality Campaign (PowerPoint® File, 432 KB; Web Version)
Mary Jane Koren, The Commonwealth Fund

On-Time Pressure Ulcer Healing in Long Term Care (PowerPoint® File, 1.4 MB; Web Version)
Siobhan Sharkey, Health Management Strategies, Institute for Clinical Outcomes Research

What Makes a Difference in the Outcomes of QI Participation? (PowerPoint® File, 110 KB; Web Version)
Shoshanna Sofaer, School of Public Affairs, Baruch College

Building a Culture of Safety in Difference Healthcare Settings: Lessons Learned from the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety (HSOPS)

Survey of Patient Safety Culture in U.S. Hospitals: External Validity Analyses (PowerPoint® File, 215 KB; Web Version)
Russ Mardon, Westat

Nordic Experience with Safety Culture Survey (PowerPoint® File, 3.7 MB; Web Version)
John Ovretveit, Karolinska Medical Management Centre, Sweden, and Bergen University

Results from the AHRQ Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture (PowerPoint® File, 250 KB; Web Version)
Joann Sorra, Westat

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Value/Innovations/Emerging Issues

Input Your Data—Output Your Web Site: A Web-Based Tool for Quality and Utilization Reporting

Input Your Data—Output Your Web Site: A Web-Based Tool for Quality and Utilization Reporting (PowerPoint® File, 5.7 MB; PDF File, 2.7 MB [Plugin Software Help]; Web Version)
Anne Elixhauser, Mamatha Pancholi, and Jenny Schnaier, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Enhancing Organizational Research in Health Care Quality: Measurement and Data Availability

Increasing the Relevance of Health Care Organizational Research (PowerPoint® File, 130 KB; Web Version)
Jeff Alexander, University of Michigan

Enhancing Organizational Research in Health Care Quality (PowerPoint® File, 515 KB; Web Version)
Jeff Alexander, University of Michigan
David Nerenz, Henry Ford Health System
Beth Feldpush, American Hospital Association (AHA)

AHA Data Initiatives with Implications for Research on Organizational Characteristics and Quality Improvement (PowerPoint® File, 200 KB; Web Version)
Beth Feldpush, American Hospital Association

Building Bridges Between Researchers and Managers: Can it be Done? (PowerPoint® File, 855 KB; Web Version)
David Nerenz, Henry Ford Health System

Hard-Won Wisdom from Successful Healthcare Services Research Innovators: Challenges, Opportunities, and Solutions

Hard-Won Wisdom from Successful Healthcare Services Research Innovators: Challenges, Opportunities, and Solutions (PowerPoint® File, 736 KB; Web Version)
Shakeh J. Kaftarian, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Design Thinking for Innovative Healthcare Service (PowerPoint® File, 2.6 MB [Plugin Software Help]; Web Version)
Shelley Evenson, Carnegie Mellon University

Design at the Point of Care: Hard-Won Wisdom from the SPARC Innovation Program at Mayo Clinic (PowerPoint® File, 2.5 MB; Web Version)
Matt Maleska, Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation

AARP Member-Centric Innovation Process (PowerPoint® File, 220 KB; Web Version)
Nigel Smith, AARP

Public Reporting: Bring Your Lunch and Make Connections

Public Reporting: Bring Your Lunch and Make Connections: Introduction to the AHRQ QI Learning Institute (PowerPoint® File, 914 KB; Web Version)

Advances in Hospital Efficiency Measurement

Hospital Quality, Efficiency, and Input Slack Differentials (PowerPoint® File, 1.4 MB; Web Version)
Vivian Valdmanis, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Michael Rosko, Widener University
Ryan Mutter, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Hospital Readmissions Research: In Search of Potentially Avoidable Costs (PowerPoint® File, 63 KB; Web Version)
Bernard Friedman, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Enhancing the Value of Rural Hospitals

Hospital Quality Indicators in Iowa Rural Hospitals (PowerPoint® File, 302 KB; Web Version)
Pengxiang (Alex) Li, University of Pennsylvania

Innovations Town Hall Meeting

Will It Work Here?(PowerPoint® File, 512 KB; Web Version)
Cindy Brach, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

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Miscellaneous

Research Findings on Racial and Ethnic Differences in Care

Explaining Racial and Ethnic Differences in Children's Use of Stimulant Medications (PowerPoint® File, 695 KB; Web Version)
Julie Hudson, G. Edward Miller, and James Kirby, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Racial-Ethnic Disparities in Childhood Asthma Treatment and Outcomes: The Role of Disease Severity (PowerPoint® File, 776 KB; Web Version)
G. Edward Miller, Julie Hudson, and James Kirby, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Differences in Access to Care for Asian and White Adults (PowerPoint® File, 705 KB; Web Version)
Merrile Sing, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Determinants of Asthma Morbidity Among Inner-City Populations (PowerPoint® File, 708 KB; Web Version)
Juan P. Wisnivesky, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Research and Evaluation: Practical Tips for Research Teams and Research Training

Better Improvement Research (PowerPoint® File, 1.9 MB; Web Version)
John Ovretveit, Karolinska Medical Management Centre, Sweden, and Bergen University

10 Years After "To Err is Human": An RCA of Patient Safety Research? (PowerPoint® File, 1.8 MB; Web Version)
Peter Pronovost, Johns Hopkins University

Research Training for Quality Improvement (QI) and Patient Safety (PowerPoint® File, 350 KB; Web Version)
Maureen A. Smith, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Accelerating Change and Transformation in Organizations and Networks (ACTION) Implementation Research Findings

Integrating Chronic Care Management and Business Strategies (PowerPoint® File, 133 KB; Web Version)
Cindy Brach, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Integrating Chronic Care & Business Strategies in the Safety-Net (PowerPoint® File, 297 KB; Web Version)
Katie Coleman, Improving Chronic Illness Care

San Mateo Medical Center: A County System of Healthcare (PowerPoint® File, 1.5 MB; Web Version)
Jagruti Shukla, San Mateo Medical Center

Primary Care Practice-Based Research Networks (PBRNs) and ACTION: Mechanisms to Accelerate the Implementation of Evidence-Based Health Care

PBRNs and ACTION: Accelerating the Implementation of Evidence-Based Healthcare (PowerPoint® File, 3.3 MB; Web Version)
David Lanier and Cynthia Palmer, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Understanding the Impact of Provider Incentives for Quality

Effect of Physician Pay-for-Performance (P4P) Incentives in a Large Primary Care Group Practice (PowerPoint® File, 1.1 MB; Web Version)
Harold Luft, Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute and Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California San Francisco

California Pay for Performance: Understanding the Impact of Provider Incentives for Quality (PowerPoint® File, 575 KB; Web Version)
Tom Williams, Integrated Healthcare Association

Pay-for-Performance in Safety Net Settings: New Evidence from AHRQ (PowerPoint® File, 620 KB; Web Version)
Gary Young, Boston University School of Public Health andDepartment of Veterans Affairs
Bert White, Karen Sautter, Jason Silver, Barbara Bokhour, and Mark Meterko, Boston University School of Public Health

Hands-On Health Literacy

Testing the Re-Engineered Discharge: Hands-on Health Literacy (PowerPoint® File, 2.1 MB; Web Version)
Brian Jack, Boston Medical Center/Boston University School of Medicine

PILL: Pharmacy Intervention for Limited Literacy (PowerPoint® File, 1.5 MB; Web Version)
Kara L. Jacobson, Sunil Kripalani, Karen J. McMorris, and Sarah Blake, Emory University
Julie A. Gazmararian, Prudential Center for Health Care Research

Questions Are the Answer: Getting Patients Involved in Their Healthcare (PowerPoint® File, 1.4 MB; Web Version)
Doug Seubert, Marshfield Clinic

Building Successful Research Infrastructures: Lessons Learned in Achieving and Measuring Success

Building Successful Infrastructures: Lessons Learned in Achieving and Measuring Success (PowerPoint® File, 2 MB; (PDF File, 530 KB [Plugin Software Help]; Web Version)
Kimberly A. Galt, Creighton Health Services Research Program (CHRP),School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Building Successful Research Infrastructures: Lessons Learned in Achieving and Measuring Success (PowerPoint® File, 240 KB; Web Version)
Daniel L. Howard, Institute for Health, Social, and Community Research, Shaw University

Office of Extramural Research, Education and Priority Populations (OEREP) Sessions

Grantsmanship Session

Grantsmanship Session (PowerPoint® File, 3 MB; Web Version)
Francis Chesley, Debbie Rothstein, Kishena Wadhwani, and Patrick McNeilly, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Panel Session on Successful Career Development in Health Services Research

Deaf People and Healthcare: Adapting CAHPS® to be Accessible for Sign Language Users (PowerPoint® File, 460 KB; Web Version)
Steven Barnett, University of Rochester

How a K-Award Has Advanced a Research Career: a Search for Unity in Diversity (PowerPoint® File, 802 KB; Web Version)
Christopher Keane, University of Pittsburgh

Building a Health Services Career: Organization of Care and Outcomes in Cardiac Surgery (PowerPoint® File, 440 KB; Web Version)
Elizabeth A. Martinez, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

Sessions for Federal, State, and Local Policymakers

Trends in Health Insurance Coverage and Access

Financial Burdens for Health Care (PowerPoint® File, 717 KB; Web Version)
Jessica Banthin and Didem Bernard, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Health Care Financing and Coverage Decisions

Financial Burdens for Health Care (PowerPoint® File, 715 KB; Web Version)
Jessica Banthin and Didem Bernard, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Prescription Drug Expenditures and Healthcare Burdens in the Medicaid Population (PowerPoint® File, 720 KB; Web Version)
G. Edward Miller, Jessica S. Banthin, and Thomas M. Selden, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Equity in the Finance and Delivery of Health Care in the United States (PowerPoint® File, 210 KB; Web Version)
Thomas M. Selden, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Cost Sharing Arrangements in Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP): Implications for Out-of-Pocket Spending Burdens (PowerPoint® File, 210 KB; Web Version)
Thomas M. Selden, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Genevieve M. Kenney, Matthew Pantell, and Joel Ruhter, The Urban Institute

Market and Community-Level Approaches to Improving Health Care Quality and Efficiency

Private Hospitals and the Treatment of Severe Mental Illness: The Role of the Emergency Department (PowerPoint® File, 550 KB; Web Version)
Richard C. Lindrooth, Medical University of South Carolina

Healthcare Workforce and Regionalization of Services

Trends in Regionalization of Inpatient Care for Urological Malignancies: A Health Care Utilization Project Nationwide Inpatient Sample Study (PowerPoint® File, 2.9 MB; Web Version)
Matthew R. Cooperberg, University of California, San Francisco

Regionalizing Health Care: Volume Standards vs. Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rate (PowerPoint® File, 1.1 MB; Web Version)
Laurent G. Glance, University of Rochester

The July Phenomenon in Obstetrics (PowerPoint® File, 3.4 MB; PDF File, 1 MB [Plugin Software Help]; Web Version)
Rini Banerjee Ratan, Columbia University Medical Center

The Maturation of a Specialty: Workforce Projections for Endocrine Surgery (PowerPoint® File, 3.2 MB; Web Version)
Julie Ann Sosa, Yale University School of Medicine

Healthcare Workforce and Regionalization of Services: Lung Cancer Resections (PowerPoint® File, 1.7 MB; PDF File, 1 MB [Plugin Software Help]; Web Version)
Stephen C. Yang, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

AHRQ Quality Indicators (QI) Meeting

Using AHRQ Composites (PowerPoint® File, 556 KB; Web Version)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Speakers

Guidelines for Consumer-focused Public Reporting (PowerPoint® File, 82 KB; Web Version)
Carol Cronin, Informed Patient Institute

AHRQ Guide to Comparative Reporting (PowerPoint® File, 140 KB; Web Version)
Sheryl Davies, Stanford University

Future Validation and Improvement of the AHRQ QI (PowerPoint® File, 45 KB; Web Version)
Kathryn McDonald, Stanford University

Evaluating the AHRQ Inpatient Mortality Indicators for Public Reporting in California (PowerPoint® File, 1.1 MB; Web Version)
Joseph Parker, Healthcare Outcomes Center, California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development

Lessons from the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators (PSI) Validation Pilot Project (PowerPoint® File, 590 KB; Web Version)
Patrick S. Romano, UC Davis Center for Healthcare Policy and Research

Validating the PSIs in the VA: A Multi-Faceted Approach (PowerPoint® File, 800 KB; Web Version)
Amy Rosen, Boston University Schools of Public Health and Medicine

Selecting Indicators for Public Reporting: The Ohio Experience (PowerPoint® File, 1 MB; Web Version)
Michele Shipp, Ohio Department of Health

Data Users Workshop

The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) (PowerPoint® File, 7 MB; PDF File, 2.8 MB [Plugin Software Help]; Web Version)
Anne Elixhauser, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

CAHPS®—Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (PowerPoint® File, 952 KB; Web Version)
Ernest Moy, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) (PowerPoint® File, 835 KB; Web Version)
Ernest Moy, Jim Battles, Bill Carroll, and Anne Elixhauser, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

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Video

September 28, 2008

Dr. Carolyn Clancy, Keynote Plenary Address (Flash video®, 1 hour, 16 minutes, 477 MB) (Transcript)
Video of opening remarks by AHRQ Director Dr. Carolyn Clancy for the AHRQ 2008 Annual Meeting.

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Current as of February 2009
Internet Citation: AHRQ 2008 Annual Conference. February 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://archive.ahrq.gov/news/events/conference/2008/index.html

 

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