This report, Performance Improvement 2011-2012, the 17th in this series, summarizes the key findings from studies completed during the two fiscal-year period ending September 30, 2011.
Although electronic health records for newborns need to interoperate with newborn screening information systems, a HRSA-funded review at Johns Hopkins University indicated that the critical clinical care centers collecting newborn health screening information had minimal integration and interoperability with the health information systems of publ
This report, Performance Improvement 2010, the 16th annual report in this series, describes the findings from 113 studies completed during the fiscal year ending September 30, 2009. The study summaries and the publicly available database from which they are drawn are to be found at http://aspe.hhs.gov/pic/performance.
Performance Improvement 2009. Appendix A - Federal Domestic Assistance Programs of the Department of Health and Human Services
Federal Domestic Assistance Programs of the Department of Health and Human Services 
This study assessed global health research needs of the National Institute of Health (NIH); likewise, it assessed the health research capacity-building needs of developing countries. The study examined programs that addressed global health research and identified gaps between needs and activities. Fogarty International Center addresses global hea
Performance Improvement 2008. Appendix C - table of the studies in this report, organized by agency and office, indicating the Objective where the study may be found.
Elements of evaluation: Effective programs achieve results. Results derive from good management which requires good decisions. Good decision-making depends on good information. Good information requires good data and careful analysis. Creative project officers, skillful researchers, thoughtful and receptive leaders contribute to value-added e
Performance Improvement 2008. Did Various Chronic Disease Treatment Programs Perform Cost Effectively, Improve Quality, and Satisfy Patients and Providers?
This biennial evaluation of the Medicare Coordinated Care Demonstration sought to determine whether 15 demonstration programs of care coordination for chronically ill fee-for-service beneficiaries improved health outcomes and reduced Medicare costs for targeted groups of beneficiaries. The evaluation addressed several questions: was the demonstrat
Environmental Scan to Identify the Major Research Questions and Metrics for Monitoring the Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Safety Net Hospitals. 9. Preparations for Health Reform by Safety Net Hospitals
How successfully safety net hospitals can adapt to the reforms will depend on the financial performance of the hospitals before reform, as well as the preparations they have made in anticipation of reform. In particular, the TEP identified the scope of future pension obligations of safety net hospitals that offer defined benefit plans—especially
Environmental Scan to Identify the Major Research Questions and Metrics for Monitoring the Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Safety Net Hospitals. 6. Impact on Hospital Costs
Potentially, the largest and most direct effect of the ACA on safety net hospital costs and expenses will be to reduce the amount of uncompensated care, although, as described above, the extent to which a hospital’s total amount of “unfunded” care is reduced (including the costs of providing services to Medicaid patients that are not fully r
Strategic Goals and Objectives “PREVENTING DISEASE AND ILLNESS” Objective Title GOAL 1:
Mission The mission of the Indian Health Service, in partnership with American Indian and Alaska Native people, is to raise their physical, mental, social, and spiritual health to the highest level. Evaluation Program
Outstanding Evaluation Reforming Medicaid: The Experiences of Five Pioneering States with Mandatory Managed Care and Eligibility Expansions
Performance Improvement 2002: Evaluation Activities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is the eighth annual report to Congress summarizing previous fiscal year evaluation efforts. The purpose of this report is to provide Congress with outcome-oriented evaluation findings for the Department's programs, policies, and strategies. It
Performance Improvement 2001. Dietary Reference Intakes for Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Vitamin B12, Pantothenic Acid, Biotin, and choline (2000)
Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) are recognized as the most authoritative source of information on nutrient levels for healthy people. This new series of references extends the scope and application of previous nutrient guidelines. For each nutrient the book presents what is known about how the nutrient functions in the human body, wh
Performance Improvement 2001. Effectiveness of Evaluation of Systematic Implementation of Clinical Prevention Protocols for Chronic Disease Risk Reduction
This project will address health prevention and the reduction of chronic disease complications through development of a tracking system for use by the physicians and patients. This tracking system will serve as a model for tribes with health contracts. EXPECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 09/30/2001 AGENCY SPONSOR: Office of Public Health
In light of major changes in funding and further developments of core capacity and infrastructure of State diabetes control programs, there is a need to step back and form a collective vision of the National Diabetes Control Program. This vision will form the basis for the FY 1999-2000 National Diabetes Control Program announcement for coo
Performance Improvement 2001. Evaluation of Public Health Care Providers Training, Screening and Referral Practices for Pregnancy-Related Violence
This project will conduct national population-based surveys of administrators and clinical providers in family planning programs funded by Titles X and XX, maternal and child health programs funded by Title V, and the federally-funded Primary and Migrant Health Centers. The information obtained from these surveys will be used to develop re
An increased level of scrutiny by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has been directed at evaluating the overall impact and the relative cost-effectiveness of tobacco control programs. This project will focus on activities related to implementing a comprehensive and coordinated evaluation of Statewide tobacco control efforts
Performance Improvement 2001. Assessment, Testing and Evaluation of Teen Pregnancy Prevention Interventions and Programs
This project was a study of issues surrounding the successful replication of effective approaches to teen pregnancy prevention. The main objective of the project was to develop a set of publication-ready guidelines for the replication of adolescent pregnancy prevention programs for use by local program implementers.