U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
HHS Strategic Goals and Objectives - FY 2001 . Objective 6.7 - Strengthen Mechanisms for Ensuring the Protection of Human Subjects in Research and the Integrity of the Research Process.
We will strengthen mechanisms for ensuring protection of human subjects by: increasing and enhancing the educational opportunities for clinical investigators and Institutional Review Board (IRB) members and staff to facilitate their understanding and application of federal requirements for the protection of human subjects.
HHS Strategic Goals and Objectives - FY 2001 . Objective 3.6 - Improve the Health Status of American Indians and Alaska Natives
How We Will Accomplish Our Objective We will improve the quality of and access to health services for American Indian and Alaska Native people by: ensuring a supply of qualified, culturally competent health professionals with adequate facilities, equipment, supplies, and training.
State Nursing Home Quality Improvement Programs: Site Visit and Synthesis Report. Impetus for Washington's Quality Improvement Program
Washington's QAN program has evolved over time. The state traces its origins to a program in the 1970s in which a "Nursing Care Consultant" from the state was in each facility about once a month to perform utilization review. Transformation of this role to include additional aspects of quality was spurred by Congressional passage of OBRA '87--the
State Nursing Home Quality Improvement Programs: Site Visit and Synthesis Report. Impetus for Iowa's Quality Improvement Programs
No single event or series of events or situations within Iowa or outside the state were reported by participants as being the impetus for the Iowa quality improvement programs. The development of the programs appears to stem from the vision of several key contributors. First, Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack has long been a vocal supporter of nursing hom
Improving the Coordination of Services for Adults with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders: Profiles of Four State Medicaid Initiatives. IV. Cross-State Themes and Observations
Each state implemented a different approach to improving care coordination for Medicaid beneficiaries with behavioral health conditions. Despite these diversities, state Medicaid officials, managed care representatives, providers, and consumer representatives in all states identified similar facilitators, challenges, and lessons learned for improv
1 1975 data conveyed to staff of the Privacy Protection Study Commission by staff at the National Center for Health Statistics. 2 National Center for Health Statistics, Health: United States 1975, (Rockville, Maryland: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1975), p. 3. 3 Section 5(c)(2)A) of the Privacy Act of 1974 authorized the
The Commission considered several ways in which its medical-record recommendations might be implemented and enforced. The alternatives considered ranged from a wholly voluntary approach to Federal legislation which, like the 1974 Drug Abuse and Alcoholism statutes, 49 would make compliance with the recommendations a requirement attached to the di
The physician-patient relationship is an inherently intrusive one in that the patient who wants and needs medical care must grant the doctor virtually unconstrained discretion to delve into the details of his life and his person. As a practical matter, because so much information may be necessary for proper diagnosis and treatment, no area of inqu
Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information. Final Privacy Rule Preamble.. Privacy is Necessary to Secure Effective, High Quality Health Care
While privacy is one of the key values on which our society is built, it is more than an end in itself. It is also necessary for the effective delivery of health care, both to individuals and to populations. The market failures caused by the lack of effective privacy protections for health information are discussed below (see section V.C below). H
Most federal involvement with state PHLs is via the CDC. In addition, several other federal health agencies operate laboratories related to public health. FDA, EPA, USDA
Overview The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Regulation and Licensure provides regulations to govern licensure of adult day services in the Nebraska Administrative Code (NAC). The regulations are authorized by and implement the Health Care Facility Licensure Act, Nebraska Revised Statutes . This profile contains bot
Overview The Mississippi Department of Human Services, Division of Aging and Adult Services, administers and monitors adult day care centers that wish to enter into an agreement to provide services through the Area Agencies on Aging under Older Americans Act funding under a set of Quality Assurance Standards described in this profile.
Overview Adult day care (ADC) in Idaho is regulated for persons served by the Commission on Aging Senior Services Program under the Rules Governing Senior Services Programs. The Commission on Aging rules state that adult day care programs shall operate under guidelines established by the Idaho Commission on Aging that are in accordance with th
Regulatory Review of Adult Day Services: Final Report SECTION 2. STATE REGULATORY PROFILES
Regulatory Review of Adult Day Services: Final Report - Section 1. Other Required Types of Provider Agreements
States that neither license nor certify generally require publicly funded ADS providers to enter into official, most often contractual, agreements with a state agency, specifying that they will comply with mandated requirements. These states do not have any requirements for providers who serve only private-pay clients. For example:
Regulatory Review of Adult Day Services: Final Report SECTION 1. OVERVIEW OF ADULT DAY SERVICES REGULATIONS This section provides a brief overview of states' approaches to regulating ADS providers in key areas and highlights similarities and differences among them.
The Feasibility of Using Electronic Health Data for Research on Small Populations. Organizational Conditions Required for Research Combining Multiple Data Sources
Because of the previously mentioned limitations with using data from a single organization’s EHR for research, the ability to combine EHR data with other electronic data sources is often needed to strengthen study results, particularly for small populations. Combining EHR data across institutions can allow for a larger sample size to increase th
The Feasibility of Using Electronic Health Data for Research on Small Populations. Technical Conditions Required for Research Using EHR and Other Electronic Health Data
In order to use information in EHRs for research, it is first necessary for a number of technical conditions to be in place, such as the ability to extract and format data for research, as well as to address issues with missing data and data quality. As with claims data, the information in EHRs was not collected for research purposes.