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State Healthcare Quality Improvement Workshop: Tools You Can Use to Make a Difference

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The State Healthcare Quality Improvement Workshop was held to expand participant awareness of a variety of AHRQ products, such as State Snapshots, HCUPnet, and Preventable Hospitalization Costs: A County-Level Mapping Tool, to stimulate thinking in the area of quality improvement, and to share concrete examples of how the tools have been used by decisionmakers.


Workshop Agenda and Materials

January 17 and 18
Phoenix, AZ
Sheraton Crescent Hotel

IMPORTANT NOTE: All state participants will be able to self-select into the different breakout tracks. You will not be required to remain in a specific track for the entirety of the workshop, and you may switch between tracks during individual breakout sessions.

Day 1 Workshop Sessions: January 17

7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
BREAKFAST

Morning Plenary
The purpose of the opening welcome and plenary session is to share workshop objectives with participating state teams, and to stimulate participant thinking in the area of quality improvement with an overview of Arizona's quality agenda.

The goal of subsequent morning plenary sessions is to expand participant awareness of HCUPnet and the State Snapshots Tools and to share some concrete examples of how the tools have been used by decision makers in Utah, Maine, and Arkansas.

8:30 to 8:45 a.m.
Welcome & Overview (PowerPoint® File, 900 KB; PDF File, 350 KB; PDF Help)
Marjorie Shofer

8:45 to 9:45 a.m.
Opening Remarks: The State's Role in the Quality Agenda (PowerPointŪ File, 5.0 MB; PDF File, 510 KB; PDF Help)
Anthony Rodgers

9:45 to 10:15 a.m.
Overview of HCUPnet (PowerPointŪ File, 6.9 MB; PDF File, 3.5 MB; PDF Help)
Anne Elixhauser

10:15 to 10:45 a.m.
Utah State Case Study (PowerPointŪ File, 1.5 MB; PDF File, 980 KB; PDF Help)
Keely Cofrin Allen

10:45 to 11:00 a.m.
BREAK

11:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Overview of the State Snapshots Tool (PowerPointŪ File, 2.4 MB; PDF File, 1.2 MB; PDF Help)
Jeff Brady

11:30 to 12:00 p.m.
Case Study of Maine's Experience Using the State Snapshots
(PowerPointŪ File, 950 KB; PDF File, 660 KB; PDF Help)
Dennis Shubert

12:00 to 12:30 p.m.
Case Study of Arkansas' Experience Using the State Snapshots
(PowerPointŪ File, 301 KB; PDF File, 150 KB; PDF Help)
Rhonda Jaster

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
LUNCH

Breakout Session I
Track 1 participants will be encouraged to engage actively in a facilitated dialogue, considering the potential policy questions that each of the session tools might be used to help address. Common challenges related to data issues, navigating political situations, and targeting the appropriate audience will also be considered.

Track 2 participants will have an opportunity to meet in a smaller group with expert faculty who will be able to address any outstanding questions (e.g., data sources, methodology) about the presented tools. The goal of the session is to give participants adequate training with the tools such that their use could be incorporated into future state quality improvement activities.

1:45 to 3:00 p.m.
Track One - Policy Applications Round Table Discussion:State Snapshots and HCUPnet

Facilitated by Dennis Shubert, Jeff Brady, and Keely Cofrin Allen

Track Two - Hands-on Tool Training: State Snapshots and HCUPnet (PowerPointŪ File, 645 MB; PDF File, 70 KB; PDF Help)
Led by Marguerite Barrett and Anne Elixhauser

3:00 to 3:15 p.m.
BREAK

Afternoon Plenary
The goal of the afternoon plenary sessions is to expand participant awareness of the Asthma and Diabetes Workbooks, and to share some concrete examples of how they have been used in Kentucky. This session also will introduce participants to a new AHRQ tool- the Asthma ROI Calculator.

3:15 to 3:45 p.m.
Overview of the Asthma and Diabetes Workbooks
(PowerPointŪ File, 1.3 MB; PDF File, 215 KB; PDF Help)
Rosanna Coffey

3:45 to 4:15 p.m.
Kentucky State Case Study (PowerPointŪ File, 2.6 MB; PDF File, 1.9 MB; PDF Help)
Trudi Matthews

4:15 to 4:45 p.m.
Overview of the Asthma ROI Calculator (PowerPointŪ File, 1.2 MB; PDF File, 610 KB; PDF Help)
Ginger Carls

Breakout Session II
Track 1 participants will be encouraged to engage actively in a facilitated dialogue, considering the potential policy questions that each of the session tools might be used to help address. Common challenges related to data issues, navigating political situations, and targeting the appropriate audience will also be considered.

Track 2 participants will have an opportunity to meet in a smaller group with expert faculty who will be able to address any outstanding questions (e.g., data sources, methodology) about the presented tools. The goal of the session is to give participants adequate training with the tools such that their use could be incorporated into future state quality improvement activities.

4:45 to 5:45 p.m.
Track One - Policy Applications Round Table Discussion:Diabetes and Asthma Workbooks, and Asthma ROI Calculator

Facilitated by Trudi Matthews and Marjorie Shofer

Track Two - Hands-on Tool Training: Asthma Return on Investment (ROI) Calculator (PowerPointŪ File, 777 KB; PDF File, 160 KB; PDF Help)
Led by Rosanna Coffey and Ginger Carls

6:45 to 8:45 p.m.
NETWORKING RECEPTION & DINNER


Day 2 Workshop Sessions: January 18

8:00 to 9:00 a.m.
BREAKFAST

Morning Plenary
The goal of this plenary session is to expand participant awareness of a recently revised AHRQ tool - the County-Level Mapping Tool. This session also will introduce participants to a new CDC tool that is based on AHRQ Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data - the Chronic Disease Cost Calculator.

9:00 to 9:30 a.m.
Preventable Hospitalization Costs - A County-Level Mapping Tool (PowerPointŪ File, 1.0 MB; PDF File, 220 KB; PDF Help)
Melanie Chansky

9:30 to 10:15 a.m.
Overview of the CDC Chronic Disease Cost Calculator
(PowerPointŪ File, 1.0 MB; PDF File, 360 KB; PDF Help)
Eric Finkelstein

10:15 to 10:30 a.m.
BREAK

Breakout Session III
Track 1 participants will be encouraged to engage actively in a facilitated dialogue, considering the potential policy questions that each of the session tools might be used to help address. Common challenges related to data issues, navigating political situations, and targeting the appropriate audience will also be considered.

Track 2 participants will have an opportunity to meet in a smaller group with expert faculty who will be able to address any outstanding questions (e.g., data sources, methodology) about the presented tools. The goal of the session is to give participants adequate training with the tools such that their use could be incorporated into future state quality improvement activities.

10:30 to 11:45 a.m.
Track One - Policy Applications Round Table Discussion: County-Level Mapping Tool Chronic Disease Cost Calculator

Facilitated by Thomas Smith Jr. and Eric Finkelstein

Track Two - Hands-on Tool Training: County-Level Mapping Tool (PowerPointŪ File, 710 KB; PDF File 110 KB; PDF Help)
Led by Melanie Chansky

11:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
BREAK

12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Lunch Discussion and Closing Remarks
Marjorie Shofer, B.S.N., M.B.A., AHRQ

Current as of December 2008

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