Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The Role of Health Information Exchange (HIE) in Helping Providers Assess Their Performance on the AQA Starter Set

Event site

Speakers from this Web conference discussed the experiences of their HIE organizations in implementing the the Ambulatory Care Quality Alliance (AQA) "starter set" of 26 clinical performance measures for the ambulatory care setting.

The starter set of measures is intended to provide clinicians, consumers, and purchasers with a set of quality indicators that may be used for quality improvement, public reporting, and pay-for-performance programs.

Conference Presentation

Event Recording

Monday, July 30, 2007

The extent and importance of unintended consequences related to computerized provider order entry.

Ash JS, Sittig DF, Poon EG, Guappone K, Campbell E, Dykstra RH.
J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2007 Jul-Aug;14(4):415-23.


A National Web Conference on Computerized Provider Order Entry: Lessons Learned from the Trenches

Jul 10, 2007, 02:00 PM-03:30 PM
Joan S. Ash, Ph.D., Oregon Health & Sciences University; Barbara Moran, R.N., B.S.N., M.B.A., Huron Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic hospital; Peggy Esch, Denni McColm, and Cindi Lockhart, Citizens Memorial Health

Web Conference Handout

Friday, July 27, 2007

Lessons learned from performance feedback by a quality improvement organization.

Van Hoof TJ, Pearson DA, Giannotti TE, Tate JP, Elwell A, Barr JK, Meehan TP.

J Healthc Qual. 2006 May-Jun;28(3):20-31.


Thursday, July 26, 2007

Population control charts for population data.

Hansen JP.
J Healthc Qual. 2007 Jan-Feb;29(1):29-36.


Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Improving the use of evidence-based heart failure therapies in the outpatient setting: the IMPROVE HF performance improvement registry.

Fonarow GC, Yancy CW, Albert NM, Curtis AB, Stough WG, Gheorghiade M, Heywood JT, Mehra M, O'Connor CM, Reynolds D, Walsh MN.
Am Heart J. 2007 Jul;154(1):12-38.

Abstract Full Text + Links PDF (3531 K)

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Are High-Quality Cardiac Surgeons Less Likely to Operate on High-Risk Patients Compared to Low-Quality Surgeons? Evidence from New York State

Laurent G. Glance, Andrew Dick, Dana B. Mukamel, Yue Li, Turner M. Osler Health Services Research (OnlineEarly Articles). doi:10.1111/j.1475-6773.2007.00753.x

Abstract Full Text HTML Full Text PDF (99 KB)

Monday, July 23, 2007

Administrative Data Algorithms Can Describe Ambulatory Physician Utilization

Baiju R. Shah, Janet E. Hux, Andreas Laupacis, Bernard Zinman, Karen Cauch-Dudek, Gillian L. Booth
Health Services Research (2007) 42 (4), 1783–1796.

Abstract Full Text HTML Full Text PDF (166 KB)

Friday, July 20, 2007

Using Performance Data to Identify Preferred Hospitals

Meredith B. Rosenthal, Mary Beth Landrum, Ellen Meara, Haiden A. Huskamp, Rena M. Conti, and Nancy L. Keating
Health Services Research (OnlineEarly Articles). doi:10.1111/j.1475-6773.2007.00744.x

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Qualitative Data Analysis for Health Services Research: Developing Taxonomy, Themes, and Theory

Elizabeth H. Bradley, Leslie A. Curry, Kelly J. Devers
Health Services Research (2007) 42 (4), 1758-1772.

Abstract Full Text HTML Full Text PDF (100 KB)

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Relationship between management philosophy and clinical outcomes.

Khatri N, Halbesleben JR, Petroski GF, Meyer W.
Health Care Manage Rev. 2007 Apr-Jun;32(2):128-39.


Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The association between culture, climate and quality of care in primary health care teams.

Hann M, Bower P, Campbell S, Marshall M, Reeves D.
Fam Pract. 2007 Jun 24; DOI 10.1093/fampra/cmm020.

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Monday, July 16, 2007

Just What the Doctor Ordered. Review of the Evidence of the Impact of Computerized Physician Order Entry System on Medication Errors

Tatyana. A. Shamliyan, Sue Duval, Jing Du, Robert L. Kane
Health Services Research Published article online: 26-Jun-2007doi: 10.1111/j.1475-6773.2007.00751.x

Abstract Full Text HTML Full Text PDF (149 KB) Supplementary material

Errors prevented by and associated with bar-code medication administration systems.

Cochran GL, Jones KJ, Brockman J, Skinner A, Hicks RW.
Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2007 May;33(5):293-301, 245.


Friday, July 13, 2007

Overestimating Outcome Rates: Statistical Estimation When Reliability Is Suboptimal

Rodney A. Hayward, Michele Heisler, John Adams, R. Adams Dudley, and Timothy P. Hofer
Health Services Research 42 (4), 1718–1738.

Abstract Full Text HTML Full Text PDF (432 KB)

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Is Zero the Ideal Death Rate?

Lee, Thomas H., Torchiana, David F., Lock, James E.
N Engl J Med 2007 357: 111-113

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Quality of Primary Care in England with the Introduction of Pay for Performance

Campbell, Stephen, Reeves, David, Kontopantelis, Evangelos, Middleton, Elizabeth, Sibbald, Bonnie, Roland, Martin
N Engl J Med 2007 357: 181-190

Extract Full Text PDF Supplementary Material

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Volume, process of care, and operative mortality for cystectomy for bladder cancer.

Hollenbeck BK, Wei Y, Birkmeyer JD.
Urology. 2007 May;69(5):871-5.


How do teams in quality improvement collaboratives interact?

Marsteller JA, Shortell SM, Lin M, Mendel P, Dell E, Wang S, Cretin S, Pearson ML, Wu SY, Rosen M.
Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2007 May;33(5):267-76.


Friday, July 06, 2007

AHRQ - Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies: Volume 7—Care Coordination

Technical Review (Publication No. 04(07)-0051-7)

PDF File

"The objectives of this report were to develop a working definition of care coordination, apply it to a review of systematic reviews, and identify theoretical frameworks that might predict or explain how care coordination mechanisms are influenced by factors in the health care setting and how they relate to patient outcomes and health care costs."

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality www.ahrq.gov/clinic/tp/caregaptp.htm

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Are Patients With Coexisting Mental Disorders More Likely to Receive CABG Surgery From Low-Quality Cardiac Surgeons?: The Experience in New York State

Yue Li, Laurent G. Glance, Xueya Cai, Dana B. Mukamel
Medical Care. 45(7):587-593, July 2007.
Abstract HTML PDF (268 K)


Selecting the Ideal Cardiovascular Surgeon: Is it Possible With Public Dissemination of Clinical Outcomes?
John G. Canto
Medical Care. 45(7):585, July 2007.

Current Concepts: Disclosing Harmful Medical Errors to Patients

Gallagher, Thomas H., Studdert, David, Levinson, Wendy
N Engl J Med 2007 356: 2713-2719

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Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Impact of financial incentives on clinical autonomy and internal motivation in primary care: ethnographic study

Ruth McDonald, Stephen Harrison, Kath Checkland, Stephen M Campbell, and Martin Roland
BMJ 2007 334: 1357.
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The side effects of "P4P"
Douglas Kamerow
BMJ 2007;334, doi:10.1136/bmj.39260.443970.3A
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Performance measurement and equity
Arlene S Bierman, Jocalyn P Clark
BMJ 2007;334:1333-1334
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Monday, July 02, 2007