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Dental Quality Alliance. 2016. Procedure manual for performance measure development: A voluntary consensus process. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, 38 pp.

Annotation: This manual documents how the Dental Quality Alliance develops performance measures for oral health care. Topics include the roles of the research and development advisory committee and chair, conflict-of-interest procedures, confidentiality, and copyright. The report describes the measure-development process and discusses measure identification, development, evaluation, dissemination, maintenance, and updates.

Contact: American Dental Association, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678, Telephone: (312) 440-2500 Fax: (312) 440-7494 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental care, Disease management, Disease prevention, Group processes, Health care utilization, Information dissemination, Measures, Oral health, Outcome and process assessment, Preventive health services, Program development, Program evaluation, Quality assurance

Public Health Informatics Institute. 2015. Toolkit for planning an EHR-based surveillance program. Decatur, GA: Public Health Informatics Institute, multiple items.

Annotation: This toolkit is an organized set of field-tested tools designed to support planning for a public health surveillance program that will rely on data from electronic health record (EHR) systems. It is organized based on public health informatics principles and methods and includes seven sections. Contents include an introduction to the purpose and tools for each step; guides that provide information to help prepare for team meetings and worksheets to facilitate planning team meetings, input, and documentation; and recommended readings for the planning coordinator and team members. Topics include making the value case, clarifying legal and policy issues, forming partnerships, analyzing clinical data and workflow, analyzing technical options, implementing data exchange, and optimizing data quality and use.

Contact: Public Health Informatics Institute, 325 Swanton Way, Decatur, GA 30030, Telephone: (866) 815-9704 Secondary Telephone: Fax: (800) 765-7520 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Data analysis, Data sources, Decision making, Group processes, Medical records, Methods, Online systems, Population surveillance, Program planning, Teamwork

Albritton E, Edmunds M, Thomas V, Peterson D, Ferry G, Brach C, Bergofsky L. 2014. Engaging stakeholders to improve the quality of children's health care. Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 40 pp. (National evaluation of the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant Program: Implementation guide no. 1)

Annotation: This guide is designed to help state officials and other program administrators engage and partner with stakeholders in initiatives to improve the quality of child health care. The guide describes a five-step approach to engage stakeholders. Topics include defining the goals, scope, and institutional home of the stakeholder engagement process; determining who to engage; building the stakeholder group structure; convening and disseminating; and assessing the quality and results of the engagement.

Contact: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 427-1104 Secondary Telephone: (301) 427-1364 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Children's Health Insurance Program, Demonstration programs, Group processes, Participation, Program evaluation, Program improvement, Quality assurance, State programs


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.