Blue Shield, 48

Bureau of Health Professions, 60

Bureau of Primary Health Care, 60

Buyers Health Care Action Group, 47

C

Cancer, 24, 86, 91, 99, 137

National Cancer Institute, 134, 138-139

Cancer Care Outcomes and Surveillance Consortium, 138-139

Capitation, 44-45, 59

Cardiac disease, 69, 86, 90, 91, 94, 99, 134, 136, 139

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 59, 72, 130, 134, 137, 139

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), 3, 17, 18, 64, 65, 66, 68-69, 72, 97

see also Medicaid;

Medicare;

State Children’s Health Insurance Program

End Stage Renal Disease Networks, 3, 85, 93

information technology, 117, 120

Medical Statistical Information Set, 114

Outcome Assessment and Information Set (OASIS), 84, 86, 87, 95

performance measures, other, 81, 85, 86, 87-95, 96, 103, 133

Quality Improvement System for Managed Care, 66

research agenda, 133, 134, 135-137, 139

Centers of Excellence, 68, 69, 72

Centralized Quality Assurance System, 168

Children

see also State Children’s Health Insurance Program

Indian Health Service (IHS), 100

Medicaid, 33, 34, 35, 49

Chronic conditions, 44, 145

see also Diabetes;

Disabled persons;

Institutional care;

Nursing homes

capitation, 44-45, 59

cardiac, 69, 86, 90, 91, 94, 99, 134, 136, 139

expectations and needs of beneficiaries, 37-39

Medicaid, 33-34, 42

Medicare, 29-32, 33, 38, 42-43, 69

obesity, 40, 99

patient-centered care, 40

renal disease, 3, 29, 85, 93, 95

State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), 43

veterans, 38, 43, 44, 99

Chronic Disease Care Index, 99

Clinical performance measures, 4, 26, 58, 84, 110, 139

Common procedure terminology, 163

Composite Health Care System, 115, 167

Computer technology, general, 4-5, 8, 11-13, 56, 74, 108-128, 132

see also Internet

Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, 109, 125

architecture of systems, 12, 70, 112, 162, 163-169 (passim)

Department of Defense, 4-5, 11, 26, 117

Indian Health Service (IHS), 48, 109, 116, 120

medical errors, 108, 113, 114, 121, 165-166, 168-169

Medicare, 108, 113-114

State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), 5, 108, 113

tax credits, 12, 108, 119-120

TRICARE, 5, 108-109, 113, 114, 116, 162, 166, 169

Veterans Health Administration, 4-5, 26, 109, 114-116, 120, 139-141, 162-166

Computerized patient record systems, 4-5, 11-13, 67, 75-76, 80, 109, 110-112, 114-118, 164-169 (passim)

confidentiality and privacy, 13-14, 16, 49, 109, 112, 125

Department of Defense, 4-5, 11, 26, 117

hospitals, 110-111

incentives for adopting, 12, 108, 109, 112, 118, 119-120, 121

Indian Health Service (IHS), 48, 109, 116, 120

Internet, 109, 116, 121, 169

pharmaceuticals, 110-111

purchasing strategies, 68

standardization, 110, 111, 112-113, 117

Computerized patient records, 4-5, 8, 11-13, 39, 108-110, 145, 162-169 (passim)



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