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Unformatted text preview: 1 HCUPnet for State Policymakers - Utah’s Use Case Keely Cofrin Allen, Ph.D. Office of Health Care Statistics Utah Department of Health AHRQ State Quality Improvement Workshop January 17-18, 2008 2 Acknowledgment to those who lead, guide, or support evidence-based policymaking 3 LEAD the Evidence- based Policymaking David Sundwall, MD, Exec Director Utah Department of Health • A leader in using health data for evidence- based policymaking • His leadership principle #2 is science- based practice and policy Acknowledgment I 4 GUIDE the Evidence-based Policymaking • Clark Hinckley, Robert Huefner, Leslie Francis, Stephen Kroes and other members of Utah Health Data Committee for their guidance in vision & policy analysis to transform healthcare system “We really are at a very exciting point in health care. Several years from now we will look back and see that the health care system that we know today has changed in sort of a revolutionary fashion.”-Clark B. Hinckley, Chairman, Health Data Committee Summary at the HDC Biennial Retreat, July 11, 2006 “We really are at a very exciting point in health care. Several years from now we will look back and see that the health care system that we know today has changed in sort of a revolutionary fashion.”-Clark B. Hinckley, Chairman, Health Data Committee Summary at the HDC Biennial Retreat, July 11, 2006 Acknowledgment II 5 STAFF SUPPORT to the Evidence- based Policymaking • Mike Martin, Lori Brady, Keely Cofrin Allen, Lois Haggard and Barry Nangle in Utah Center for Health Data for their efforts in development and facilitation of discussion and uses of the report Acknowledgment III 6 FEDERAL SUPPORT to States’ Evidence-based Policymaking • Support from 3 AHRQ Teams ¾ The HCUP Team ¾ The National Healthcare Quality Report team ¾ The AHRQ Public Affairs Office Acknowledgment IV 2 Background 8 Utah Health Data Authority Act 26-33a-104 The purpose of the committee is to direct a statewide effort to collect , analyze , and distribute health care data to facilitate the promotion and accessibility of quality and cost- effective health care and also to facilitate interaction among those with concern for health care issues. 9 Health Data Committee P urchasers/Business Clark Hinckley - Chair, Zions Bancorporation Stephen Kroes , Utah Foundation Marilyn Tang , Certified Handling Systems Providers Kim Bateman , M.D. Manti Medical Clinic and HealthInsight Gail McGuill , R.N. Orem Community Hospital P ublic Policy Judy Buffmire , Former Legislator Robert Huefner – Vice Chair, Univ. of Utah, Political Sciences Leslie Francis , Univ. of Utah, Health Ethnics P atients/Consumers Gary Nordoff , Housing for Low Income People Terry Haven , Utah Children P ayers and Health Systems David Call , Deseret Mutual Benefits Administration...
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