CHIPRA Evaluation Highlight No. 11 Now Available
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has published the eleventh Evaluation Highlight from the CMS-funded CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant Program, now available on the national evaluation Web site under What We Learned. This Highlight focuses on how six States are using quality reports to draw attention to State- or practice-level performance on quality measures in order to drive improvements in the quality of care for children. States used reports to engage and educate agency staff, health plans, providers and other stakeholders about the gaps in quality of care for children. Practices found reports helpful for prioritizing their own quality improvement (QI) activities but most required technical assistance from the State to establish a QI process, implement new workflows, and use data from EHRs or paper charts to track their performance over time.
You may access Evaluation Highlight No. 11, How are CHIPRA quality demonstration States using quality reports to drive health care improvements for children? at:
For more information on the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant projects and the CMS-funded national evaluation, visit: http://www.ahrq.gov/
If you have any questions or comments regarding the evaluation of the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant Program, please contact the national evaluation team by sending an email to: CHIPRADemoEval@ahrq.hhs.gov.