Christopher M. Murtaugh, Ph.D., Timothy R. Peng, Ph.D., Gil A. Maduro, Ph.D., Elisabeth Simantov, Ph.D., and Thomas E. Bow, M.A., M.S.W.
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
In some cases, achieving our strategic goals and objectives may be impeded by factors that are beyond the control of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). For example, national or local economic conditions can influence whether we are successful in helping families on welfare become economically independent. In some cases, there may b
Many programs within the Department have goals, objectives, and target populations that appear similar. Likewise, many Department programs appear to duplicate or overlap programs in other Federal agencies. Many state, local, and private sector programs also have goals, objectives, and target populations in common with Department programs. Because
HHS Strategic Goals and Objectives - FY 2001 . Objective 4.2 - Increase Consumer and Patient Use of Health Care Quality Information
How We Will Accomplish Our Objective We will disseminate and publicize culturally and linguistically appropriate health care quality information to consumers and patients through provider networks and other partners. Some key elements of our strategy will be to:
HHS Strategic Goals and Objectives - FY 2001 . Goal 4 - Improve the Quality of Health Care and Human Services
Improving quality of life and health in the United States also involves improving the quality of human services and health care that persons receive. The focus of this goal and supporting objectives is on the implementation of a variety of strategies to improve service quality. In this respect, several of the objectives parallel the goals in the D
The Department has established six goals to fulfill its mission: Goal 1
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
Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information. Final Privacy Rule Preamble.. Purpose of the Administrative Simplification Regulations
This regulation has three major purposes:
Contents Background and Study Objectives Study Objectives History and Structure of the QIO Program Review of the Literature on QIO Program Effectiveness Major Findings from QIO Inventory, Site Visits and TEP Meeting Development of QIO Inventory
Health Care in Transition: Technology Assessment in the Private Sector Prepared by: Richard Rettig of the RAND Corporation Office of the Assistant Secretary of Planning and Evaluation Agency for Health Care Policy and Research. July, 1996.
HHS Guidelines for Ensuring and Maximizing the Quality, Objectivity, Utility, and Integrity of Information Disseminated to the Public. III. Types of Information Disseminated by the Agency to the Public
Data products — Includes print and electronic materials that describe or present aggregate statistical information such as data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), a survey of households regarding how they use and pay for health care. MEPS Public Use Data Files (on the Web site and CD-ROM) allow access to aggregate data. Anothe
HHS Guidelines for Ensuring and Maximizing the Quality, Objectivity, Utility, and Integrity of Information Disseminated to the Public
This site describes the HHS Information Quality Guidelines as well as the supporting administrative mechanisms to request correction of information covered under the guidelines. The HHS Guidelines were developed in accordance with the provisions of P.L. 106-554 and OMB government-wide requirements directing all federal agencies to issue guidelines
Addressing the New Health Care Crisis: Reforming the Medical Litigation System to Improve the Quality of Health Care
Many Americans enjoy high quality health care. However, we can do better. A number of efforts are currently being initiated to increase access to care, while enhancing even further the quality of care and constraining cost increases. This report summarizes the current issues surrounding the current medical liability system.
1 “Health disparities: A case for closing the gap.” Office of Health Reform, Department of Health and Human Services, 2009. (Accessed at http://www.healthreform.gov/reports/healthdisparities/ ).
Assessing the Need for a National Disability Survey: Final Report. Appendix A. Federal and State Agency Feedback on Disability Data Needs and Limitations
A. Questions for Federal and State Disability Policy Stakeholders Current and Past Disability Data Needs and Uses What are the disability-related policy/program/research questions that are important to your agency? Does your agency have specific legislative, regulatory, or other needs for disability data? If so, what are they?
Assessing the Need for a National Disability Survey: Final Report. C. Facilitate Increased Use of Administrative Data
As discussed in Chapter II , administrative data sources are extensively used by federal and state agencies and, when linked with survey data, add a longitudinal perspective to cross-sectional data. Administrative data also provide more accurate and detailed information about program participation and service use than can be collected via survey.
This is the final report of a project that assesses the need for developing and fielding another national disability survey data collection effort. It presents the findings from three principal project activities designed to assess whether existing data are sufficient to answer key disability-related research questions identified by the staffs of