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Division of Health Care Quality and Outcomes (HQO)

The Division of Health Care Quality and Outcomes (HQO) is responsible for analysis, coordination, research, and evaluation of policies related to health care quality and outcomes. HQO’s responsibilities include long-range planning, data development and analysis, program oversight, analysis of regulations and legislation, review and conduct of research and evaluation activities, and information dissemination. Relevant topic areas include:

  • Quality measures;
  • Value-based purchasing;
  • Public reporting; and
  • Comparative effectiveness research (CER) and patient-centered outcomes research and associated data infrastructure and information technology.


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Research Data Networks and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trends and Opportunities: Scan and Interviews with Key Informants

July 21, 2021
This report focuses on research networks that engage in or support research on patient-centered outcomes. The report was produced as as part of the strategic planning process for the Office of the Secretary Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund portfolio. Related Products