Thursday, October 13, 2005

AHRQ - Quality Indicators User Meeting

September 26-27, 2005
AHRQ Conference Center – Rockville Maryland

The two-day User Meeting was intended both for active users of the AHRQ Quality Indicators (AHRQ QI) and for those interested in how the AHRQ QI might be used in their organizations.

The sessions focused on lessons learned from actual applications on these topics:

  • New Pediatric Indicator Module
  • Applying the AHRQ QI to improve population health
  • Using the AHRQ QI as a catalyst for quality improvement
  • Implications of ICD-9-CM coding practices
  • Use of the AHRQ QI in the National Healthcare Quality Reports
  • Methods for creating aggregate performance indices
  • Considerations in using the AHRQ QI for comparative reporting and pay-for-performance
presentations are now available