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Online Performance Appendix: Discontinued Performance Measures

Budget Estimates for Appropriations Committees, Fiscal Year 2010

This appendix provides more detailed performance information for all HHS measures related to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's budget.
Outcomes/ Outputs
FY 2005
FY 2006
FY 2007
FY 2007
FY 2008
FY 2008
FY 2009
1.3.8Most Americans will have access to and utilize a Personal Health Record (PHR)Two EHR Improvements IHS and NASA Health ITPartnered with CMS on PHR technologyPartner with one HHS Operating DivisionPartnered with CMS on PHR technologyDevelop tool to assess consumer perspectives on the use of personal EHRsDeveloped and deployed tool to assess perspectives of Medicare beneficiaries on using PHRs (as part of Medicare PHR Demonstration Project)10 organizations will use tools to assess consumer perspectives on the use of personal EHRs
1.3.6Increase physician adoption of Electronic Health Records (EHRs)10% Baseline21.9% of physician practices use e-prescribing15% from baseline24.9%Increase 20% from baseline38.4% (NCHS 4-8/08 survey—full or partial EMR systems)Increase 25% from Baseline
1.3.36Increase the number of ambulatory clinicians using electronic prescribing to over 50%N/A12%15%ongoing20%Developing new data source or 6% (Surescripts National Progress Report on Electronic Prescribing)Re-baseline (Develop data source, methodology and baseline)
1.3.9Engineered clinical knowledge will be routinely available to users of EHRsNational summit with National Coordinator for Health HIT and AMIAInitiated standards development and adoption of engineered clinical knowledgeStandards development organizations will be in early development of tools enabling engineered clinical knowledge transferCCHIT certification criteria includes clinical decision supportAward two projects that will deliver best practice recommendations to key stakeholders to create engineered clinical knowledgeAwarded two contracts totaling $5M to support the development, adoption, implementation, and evaluation of best practices using clinical decision supportTwo projects will deliver best practice recommendations to create engineered clinical knowledge

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Full Cost Table

AHRQ Summary of Full Cost (Budgetary Resources in Millions)

HHS Strategic
Plan Goals
FY 2008
FY 2009
FY 2009
FY 2010
1. Health Care. Improve the safety, quality, affordability, and accessibility of health care, including behavioral health care and long-term care.273307 307
   1.2 Increase health care service and accessibility.1111 11
   1.3 Improve health care quality, safety, and cost/value.261295 295
   1.4 Recruit, develop, and retain a competent health care workforce.11 1
2. Public Health Promotion and Protection, Disease Prevention, and Emergency Preparedness. Prevent and control disease, injury, illness, and disability across the lifespan, and protect the public from infectious, occupational, environmental, and terrorist threats.77 7
   2.3 Promote and encourage preventive health care, including mental health, lifelong healthy behaviors, and recovery.77 7
3. Human Services. Promote the economic and social well-being of individuals, families, and communities.00 0
4. Scientific Research and Development. Advance scientific and biomedical research and development related to health and human services.5458 58
   4.1 Strengthen the pool of qualified health and behavioral science researchers.1012 12
   4.3 Conduct and oversee applied research to improve health and well-being.1616 16
   4.4 Communicate and transfer research results into clinical, public health, and human service practice.2830 30


1. In FY 2009, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) provided $1,100,000,000 for Comparative Effectiveness Research. Of this total, $400 M was transferred to the National Institutes of Health. A total of $400 M is available for Comparative Effectiveness Research activities to be allocated at the discretion of the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. The Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research will help set the agenda for these funds. Once a spend plan has been approved for the $300 million to be obligated by AHRQ, these funds will be allocated in this full cost table.

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Disclosure of Assistance by Non-Federal Parties

Preparation of Online Performance Appendix is an inherently governmental function that is only to be performed by Federal employees. No material assistance was received from non-Federal parties in the preparation of the AHRQ FY 2010 Online Performance Appendix.

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Page last reviewed May 2009
Internet Citation: Online Performance Appendix: Discontinued Performance Measures: Budget Estimates for Appropriations Committees, Fiscal Year 2010. May 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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