Inventory of the DHHS Performance Measures -- Phase III Data Collection and Analysis

In January 1997, the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) contracted with the Center for Health Policy Studies (CHPS) to create an inventory of clinical, population, and system performance measures for the purposes of identifying gaps and overlaps in measures and to better enable coordinated development and implementation of them. The project was implemented in phases. Phase I was the creation of a workplan, and Phase II was devoted to development and testing of data collection instruments and software capable of displaying the information in a user-friendly way. In Phase III, CHPS collected, catalogued, and put into a database, performance measures from a number of agencies including the Coast Guard, Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Health Care Financing Administration, Health Resources and Services Administration, Indian Health Service, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The Performance Measures Inventory includes 1,430 measures. It will be distributed to the Measures Workgroup of the Quality Interagency Coordinating Committee (QuIC), the group most expected to use the inventory. They will use the inventory to begin to help identify gaps and overlaps in measures and promote a better coordinated approach to measures development and implementation within the Federal government. (See PIC ID 6691 and 6691.1)

AGENCY SPONSOR: Center for Quality Measurement and Improvement

FEDERAL CONTACT: Keyes, Marge
301-594-1824

PIC ID: 6691.2

PERFORMER: Center for Health Policy Studies
Columbia, MD