Quality and Performance Measurement

According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), preventable medical errors are a leading cause of death in the United States. Yet, state officials who focus on patient safety have few venues to meet, share innovative strategies, and problem solve with each other because patient safety initiatives originate in a variety of state agencies. This report […]

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  • Maximizing the Use of State Adverse Event Data to Improve Patient Safety, Brief

    This news brief reviews key findings from a meeting of state officials that focused on efforts to improve data integrity, event report analysis, and data feedback and dissemination. The report examines these issues and identifies a number of challenges and opportunities that states encounter as they attempt to improve their databases and the usefulness of […]

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    March 16, 2009 | Filed under: Health IT, Quality and Performance Measurement

  • Patient Safety Data Resources

    Patient Safety Data Resources NASHP sponsored a live, interactive Web conference on January 17, 2006, that focused on successful state efforts to use adverse event data to improve patient safety.  The Webcast was recorded and is available to view:  view the Webcast. View the presenters’ slides for the Webcast. Maximizing the Use of Adverse Event Data […]

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    March 16, 2009 | Filed under: Quality and Performance Measurement

  • Publications

    Measuring and Evaluating Developmental Services: Strategies and Lessons from the ABCD II Consortium States

    Since 2000, the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) and The Commonwealth Fund have conducted state learning consortia – in the Assuring better Child Health and Development (ABCD) initiative – dedicated to improving the delivery of child development services to young children who are Medicaid beneficiaries. The work of the eight ABCD states has […]

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  • Publications

    State Purchasing and Regulation of Health Care Services: A Snapshot of Strategies to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities

    As policy makers – and as purchasers of health care services for a sizable share of the market – states have unique opportunities to leverage their regulatory and purchasing power to address racial and ethnic health disparities. This study provides a snapshot of the use of purchasing and the regulation of health care services to […]

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    April 9, 2002 | Filed under: Publications, Quality and Performance Measurement