Program evaluations can play an important role in formulating goals, objectives, and implementation strategies for a variety of planning activities throughout the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Program evaluations also tell us whether our efforts are successful. While there are still gaps in what we know, we now are beginning to as
Because irreversible anonymization often is undesirable on scientific grounds, the procedures and methods of key-coding of various forms are essential techniques. Some of the practices are very technical. Degree of key-coding or "masking" is relative. It is a question of the extent to which personal identifiability is obscured—which is to say, t
Health data are zipped around the world all day every day, by government research agencies, pharmaceutical firms, academic researchers, and many others. Data on Americans are transferred, American institutions do much data-transferring, and data are transferred for important American purposes.
Just as varied as the types of health data, of course, are the types of individuals and organizations who hold or process the data. Data are processed by:
Obviously some kinds of data are felt by data-subjects or the public in general to be especially sensitive. A commonly cited example is that HIV–AIDS data are much more sensitive than, say, data about wrist fracture. Whether sensitivity is somehow justified will always be debatable within the context. But for purposes of ethical practices, polic
HHS Strategic Goals and Objectives - FY 2001 . Objective 4.1 - Enhance the Appropriate Use of Effective Health Services
How We Will Accomplish Our Objective We will disseminate knowledge about effective health services through multiple mechanisms and partnerships, including health networks and health care provider organizations. We will focus these activities on:
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.
HHS Strategic Goals and Objectives - FY 2001 . Objective 3.4 - Protect and Improve the Health and Satisfaction of Beneficiaries in Medicare and Medicaid
How We Will Accomplish Our Objective We will promote the use of preventive services for our beneficiaries. Our efforts will focus on:
HHS Strategic Goals and Objectives - FY 2001 . Objective 3.2 - Eliminate Disparities in Health Access and Outcomes
How We Will Accomplish Our Objective We will work with state governments to reduce the disparity in health insurance coverage through improved outreach and enrollment efforts to minority groups in our Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance Program.
HHS Strategic Goals and Objectives - FY 2001 . Goal 3 - Improve Access to Health Services and Ensure the Integrity of the Nation's Health Entitlement and Safety Net Programs
In addition to changing behavior and reducing environmental health risks, improving health in the United States involves assuring that everyone has access to health care. The focus of Goal 3 is to promote increased access to health care, especially for persons who are uninsured, underserved, or otherwise have health care needs that are not adequat
While almost all health insurance policies cover the usual medical expenses associated with hospital, surgical and out-patient care received from licensed facilities and medical personnel, other requirements for coverage can be implemented through state regulations. One way to spread the cost of a medical condition or treatment among a broad pop
MEMORANDUM FROM THE SECRETARY August 26, 1998 TO: Heads of Operating Divisions Heads of Staff Divisions SUBJECT: HHS Policy for Changing the Population Standard for Age Adjusting Death Rates
Long-Term and Post-Acute Care Providers Engaged in Health Information Exchange: Final Report. Appendix L. Standards Available to SUPPORT Health Information Exchange of Long-term and Post-acute CARE Data
TABLE L-1. Standards Available to Support HIE of LTPAC Data
Long-Term and Post-Acute Care Providers Engaged in Health Information Exchange: Final Report. Attachment J-1. Eastern Maine Health System Pioneer Accountable Care Organization Quality Measures
Description of ACO Measures: Excerpts and Table from CMS "Accountable Care Organization 2013 Program Analysis--Quality Performance Standards Narrative Measure Specifications" Report
Long-Term and Post-Acute Care Providers Engaged in Health Information Exchange: Final Report. Eastern Maine HomeCare
EMHC is an affiliate and the home care and hospice division of EMHS. In 2012, the EMHC covered nearly 1.37 million miles to make 68,323 home care, hospice, and telehealth visits to 3,300 patients. 4 Lisa Harvey-McPherson, RN, MBA, MPPM is the President and CEO of EMHC and Vice President of Continuum of Care for EMHS. During interviews, EMHS CE