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Health Research Science, PCMHs, Health Indicators Warehouse

Visitors may listen/view audiocast/webcasts made available on the NYS DOH website-they provide valuable insight into various Committee work/action. One recently archived audiocast is the 2/8/2011 meeting of the Health Research Science Board's Committee on Program Needs and Effectiveness (1). Their discussion centered on proposed terms for an RFA to develop educational programs about breast cancer prevention. The idea is to encourage the development of an educational research project, not only to promote health literacy in patients of health care practitioners but also to help make health info available/understood by patients for informed decision making, to support health professionals partnering with patients as a 2 -way process and to support patient awareness of new developments , new treatments, and risk reduction.
Of related interest in health research news:AHRQ's PCMH Resource Center :The PCMH (patient centered medical home) Resource Center Web site provides access to evidence-based resources about the medical home and its potential to transform primary care and improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of U.S. health care. This model of primary care delivers care that is: Patient-centered; Comprehensive; Coordinated; Accessible; and Continuously improved through a systems-based approach to quality and safety, that is

The primary care medical home demonstrates a commitment to quality and quality improvement by ongoing engagement in activities such as using evidence-based medicine and clinical decision-support tools to guide shared decision making with patients and families, engaging in performance measurement and improvement, measuring and responding to patient experiences and patient satisfaction, and practicing population health management. Sharing robust quality and safety data and improvement activities publicly is also an important marker of a system-level commitment to quality.(2)

HHS's Health Indicators Warehouse :
a new web portal providing important health and health care indicator data to support innovations in information technology....The Health Indicators Warehouse is a collection of health indicators from a wide array of HHS data sources that are maintained to support researchers, technology developers and policymakers. Health indicators are measurable characteristics that describe the health of a population; determinants of health; and health care access, cost, quality, and use. Currently, the Health Indicators Warehouse includes nearly 1200 health indicators derived from over 170 different data sources, with all being downloadable via APIs.(3)


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