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AQA Invitational Meeting

Next Steps

Carolyn Clancy, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Director

Carolyn Clancy wrapped up the meeting by noting that a lot of people had spoken with some urgency about the need to move forward in the ambulatory care arena. While there is a lot of work to be done, she noted, there did not appear to be any interest in creating new performance measures.

Clancy suggested creating three workgroups:

  • Performance measurement.
  • Data reporting.
  • Data aggregation.

Clancy noted that the workgroup on performance measurement would set out short-, medium-, and long-term options and look at recommending performance measures. We need to look at the performance measures that are out there, she said, and come up with criteria that can be implemented in various time frames. She said she hoped the workgroup would also look at what it would take to accomplish this goal.

On data reporting, Clancy said she would like the workgroup to look at how to report on dimensions of performance, as well as how to use data in ways that are meaningful and useable. In other words, she said, this gets back to the idea of "collect once and use multiple times." How do we successfully report to multiple audiences? Clancy added that the broad issue of accountability also fell under this workgroup's purview.

Regarding data aggregation, Clancy said that she hoped group members would array the options for data aggregation and report back.


D. Clay Ackerly
Special Assistant to the Administrator, CMS
Washington, DC

Jill Berger
Director, Benefit Plan Quality Management
Marriott International, Inc.
Washington, DC

Carol Berkowitz, M.D.
President, American Academy of Pediatrics
Elk Grove Village, IL

Carmella Bocchino, R.N., M.B.A.
Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs
America's Health Insurance Plans
Washington, DC

Bruce E. Bradley
Director, Health Plan Strategy & Public Policy
General Motors Corporation
Pontiac, MI

Garry Carneal, Esq.
President & CEO, URAC
Washington, DC

Steven M. Champlin
Vice President, The Duberstein Group
Washington, DC

Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D.
Director, Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality
Rockville, MD

Janet M. Corrigan, Ph.D.
Director, Board on Health Care Services
Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Sciences
Washington, DC

Samuel Cramer, M.D.
Executive Medical Director
Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield
Mason, OH

Robert B. Doherty
Senior Vice President, American College of Physicians
Washington, DC

Joyce Dubow
Senior Policy Advisor, AARP
Washington, DC

Jennifer Faerberg, M.H.S.A.
Health Care Quality Liaison
Division of Health Care Affairs
Association of American Medical Colleges
Washington, DC

Kathleen B. Flood
Director, Payer Advocacy
American College of Cardiology
Bethesda, MD

Nancy E. Foster
Senior Associate Director, Health Policy
American Hospital Association
Washington, DC

Irene Fraser, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Delivery, Organization & Markets
Rockville, MD

Pam French
Director of Global Benefits
The Boeing Company
Chicago, IL

Michael Garth
Senior Policy Analyst
Office of Personnel Management
Washington, DC

Anders M. Gilberg
Assistant Director, Federal Affairs
American Medical Association
Washington, DC

Alice G. Gosfield, Esq.
President, Alice G. Gosfield & Associates
Philadelphia, PA

Trent Haywood, M.D., J.D.
Acting DCMO, Acting Director for Quality
Measurement & Health Assessment Group
Baltimore, MD

Douglas Henley, M.D.
Executive Vice President
American Academy of Family Physicians
Leawood, KS

Sam Ho, M.D.
Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer
PacifiCare Health Systems
Cypress, CA

Joni A. Hong
Associate Counsel, Special Projects
America's Health Insurance Plans
Washington, DC

Sheldon Horowitz, M.D.
Associate Vice President
American Board of Medical Specialties
Evanston, IL

Karen Ignagni
President & Chief Executive Officer
America's Health Insurance Plans
Washington, DC

George J. Isham, M.D., M.S.
Medical Director & Chief Health Officer
HealthPartners, Inc.
Bloomington, MN

Randy Johnson
Director, Human Resources Strategic Initiatives
Washington, DC

R. Scott Jones, M.D., FACS
Director, Division of Research & Optimal Patient Care
American College of Surgeons
Chicago, IL

Stephanie W. Kanwit, Esq.
Special Counsel
America's Health Insurance Plans
Washington, DC

David C. Kibbe, M.D., M.B.A.
Director, Center for Health Information Technology
American Academy of Family Physicians
Chapel Hill, NC

Kenneth W. Kizer, M.D., M.P.H.
President & CEO, National Quality Forum
Washington, DC

Allan M. Korn, M.D., FACP
Senior Vice President & Clinical Chief Medical Officer
BlueCross BlueShield Association
Chicago, IL

Bruce Kruger
Managing Director, Practice & Policy Division
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Milwaukee, WI

Eric B. Larson, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, Center for Health Studies
Group Health Cooperative
Seattle, WA

Peter V. Lee
President & CEO, Pacific Business Group on Health
San Francisco, CA

Jeff Lemieux
Senior Vice President, Center for Health Policy & Research
America's Health Insurance Plans
Washington, DC

Janet Marchibroda
Executive Director, EHealth Initiative
Washington, DC

Heidi S. Margulis
Senior Vice President, Government Relations
Humana Inc.
Louisville, KY

Mark McClellan, M.D., Ph.D.
Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Washington, DC

Elizabeth McGlynn, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Research on Quality
RAND Healthcare
Santa Monica, CA

Arnold S. Milstein
Mercer HR Consulting
San Francisco, CA

Marisa L. Milton
Associate General Counsel, Director Government Relations
HR Policy Association
Washington, DC

Christel Mottur-Pilson, Ph.D.
Director, Scientific Policy & Quality
American College of Physicians
Philadelphia, PA

Michael Mustille, M.D.
Associate Executive Director, Kaiser Permanente
Oakland, CA

Nancy Nielsen, M.D., Ph.D.
Speaker, AMA House of Delegates
American Medical Association
Chicago, IL

Dennis Oakes
Vice President, Public Policy
Aetna Inc.
Hartford, CT

Margaret E. O'Kane
President, National Committee for Quality Assurance
Washington, DC

Gregory Pawlson, M.D., M.P.H.
Executive Vice President, National Committee for Quality Assurance
Washington, DC

Chris Queram
Chief Executive Officer, Employer Health Care Alliance Coop.
Madison, WI

David Rahill
Mercer Human Resource Consulting
New York, NY

Roy Ramthun
Senior Advisor, Health Initiatives
Department of Treasury
Washington, DC

Stephan S. Rodgers
Senior Vice President, Health Care Strategies
UnitedHealth Group
New York, NY

William Rollow, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, Quality Improvement Group
Baltimore, MD

Alan B. Rosenberg, M.D.
Vice President & Medical Director
WellPoint Health Networks
Chicago, IL

Bernard M. Rosof, M.D.
Co-Chair, AMA Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement
Great Neck, NY

W. Allen Schaffer, M.D.
Senior Vice President & Chief Clinical Officer
CIGNA HealthCare
Hartford, CT

Jonathan Scheff, M.D.
Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer
Health Net, Inc.
Woodland Hills, CA

Paul Schyve, M.D.
Senior Vice President
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
Oakbrook Terrace, IL

Richard Snow, D.O., M.P.H.
American Osteopathic Association
Worthington, OH

Julie K. Stadlbauer
Senior Account Manager, Special Accounts
Health Net of the Northeast, Inc.
New York, NY

Earl Steinberg, M.D., M.P.P.
President & CEO, Resolution Health, Inc.
Chevy Chase, MD

Amy F. Stern, M.H.S.
Chief Specialist, Strategic Relations & Advocacy
American College of Cardiology
Bethesda, MD

Michael A. Stocker, M.D.
President & CEO, Empire BlueCross BlueShield
New York, NY

Michael Strange
Vice President, Medical Knowledge & Education Division
American College of Physicians
Philadelphia, PA

Sheila Sweeney
Vice President, Benefits
New York, NY

Karen Titlow
Director of Operations
The Leapfrog Group
Washington, DC

John Tooker, M.D., M.B.A.
Executive Vice President & CEO
American College of Physicians
Philadelphia, PA

Reed V. Tuckson, M.D.
Senior VP, Consumer Health & Medical Care Advancement
UnitedHealth Group
Minnetonka, MN

Sean R. Tunis, M.D.
CMO and Director of the Office of Clinical Standards and Quality
Baltimore, MD

Steven Udvarhelyi, M.D.
Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer
Independence Blue Cross
Philadelphia, PA

Andrew Webber
President & CEO, National Business Coalition on Health
Washington, DC

Kevin B. Weiss, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, Midwest Center for Health Services & Policy Research
Hines VA Hospital
Hines, IL

P. Jon White, M.D.
Senior Service Fellow for Healthcare IT
Rockville, MD

Dale A. Whitney
Corporate Health Care Manager
Atlanta, GA

Ronald A. Williams
President, Aetna Inc.
Hartford, CT

Nancy Wilson, R.N., M.D., M.P.H.
Joint Senior Advisor on Quality Improvement
Rockville, MD

Steven E Wojcik
Director of Public Policy
National Business Group on Health
Washington, DC

Daniel B. Wolfson
Executive Vice President & COO, ABIM Foundation
Philadelphia, PA

Terrell G. Womack
Staff Vice President—HR
BellSouth Corporation
Atlanta GA

Current as of December 2004

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Performance Measurement, Data Aggregation, and Reporting. Meeting Summary. December 2004. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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