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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

December 6 and 7, 2007
Philadelphia, PA
Park Hyatt 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: December 6

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

Morning Plenary Sessions
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 Washington State's quality agenda.

The goal of subsequent morning plenary sessions is to expand participant awareness of some important quality tools at their disposal, and to share some concrete examples of how one of the tools has been used by decision makers in Maine.

8:30 to 8:45 a.m.
Welcome & Overview

Christine Williams

8:45 to 9:45 a.m.
Opening Remarks: The State's Role in the Quality Agenda
Jonathan Seib

9:45 to 10:15 a.m.
Overview of the State Snapshots Tool (PowerPoint® File, 2.4 MB; PDF File, 946 KB; PDF Help)
Jeff Brady

10:15 to 10:45 a.m.
Case Study of Maine's Experience Using the State Snapshots (PowerPoint® File, 39 KB; PDF File, 17 KB; PDF Help)
Chris McCarthy

10:45 to 11:15 a.m.
Preventable Hospitalization Costs — A County-Level Mapping Tool
(PowerPoint® File, 1.0 MB; PDF File, 222 KB; PDF Help)
Marybeth Farquhar

11:15 to 11:45 a.m.
BREAK & SNACK

Morning Breakout Sessions
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.

11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Track One — Policy Applications Round Table Discussion: State Snapshots and Mapping Tool

Facilitated by Chris McCarthy, Jeff Brady, and Marybeth Farquhar

Track Two — Hands-on Tool Training: Preventable Hospitalization Costs: A County-Level Mapping Tool (PowerPoint® File, 708 KB; PDF File, 102 KB; PDF Help)
Led by Melanie Chansky

1:00 to 2:00
LUNCH

Afternoon Plenary Sessions
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 various states. This session also will introduce participants to a new AHRQ tool that will be available to states in January 2008 - the Asthma ROI Calculator.

2:15 to 2:45 p.m.
Overview of the Asthma and Diabetes Workbooks (PowerPoint® File, 1.3 MB; PDF File, 215 KB; PDF Help)
Rosanna Coffey

2:45 to 3:15 p.m.
Kentucky State Case Study (PowerPoint® File, 1.8 MB; PDF File, 820 KB; PDF Help)
Presented by Rosanna Coffey on behalf of Trudi Matthews

3:15 to 4:00 p.m.
Overview of the Asthma ROI Calculator (PowerPoint® File, 764 KB; PDF File, 244 KB; PDF Help)
Ginger Carls

4:00 to 4:30
BREAK

Afternoon Breakout Sessions
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.

4:30 to 5:45 p.m.
Track One — Policy Applications Round Table Discussion: Diabetes and Asthma Workbooks, and Asthma ROI Calculator
Facilitated by Marjorie Shofer and Alison Rein

Track Two — Hands-on Tool Training: Diabetes and Asthma Workbooks, and Asthma ROI Calculator (PowerPoint® File, 1.2 MB; PDF File, 460 KB; PDF Help)
Led by Rosanna Coffey and Ginger Carls

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

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Day 2 Workshop Sessions: December 7

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

Morning Plenary Sessions
The goal of this plenary session is to expand participant awareness of the HCUPnet tool, and to share some concrete examples of how it has been used by the State of Utah. 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.
Overview of HCUPnet
(PowerPoint® File, 6.9 MB; PDF File, 2.8 MB; PDF Help)
Anne Elixhauser

9:30 to 10:00 a.m.
Utah State Case Study
(PowerPoint® File, 985 KB; PDF File, 885 KB; PDF Help)
Wu Xu

10:00 to 10:45 a.m.
Overview of the CDC Chronic Disease Cost Calculator
(PowerPoint® File, 880 KB; PDF File, 335 KB; PDF Help)
Eric Finkelstein

10:45 to 11:15 a.m.
BREAK

Morning Breakout Sessions
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.

11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Track One — Policy Applications Round Table Discussion: HCUPnet and Chronic Disease Cost Calculator

Facilitated by Wu Xu and Eric Finkelstein

Track Two — Hands-on Tool Training: HCUPnet and Chronic Disease Cost Calculator
Led by Anne Elixhauser and Justin Trogdon

12:30 to 1:15 p.m.
Lunch and Closing Remarks

Marjorie Shofer

Current as of December 2008

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