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Using Performance Monitoring to Improve Community Health: Exploring the Issues: Workshop Summary Using Performance Monitoring to Improve Community Health: Exploring the Issues Workshop Summary Committee on Using Performance Monitoring to Improve Community Health Jane S. Durch, Editor Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE NATIONAL ACADEMY PRESS Washington, D.C. 1996
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Using Performance Monitoring to Improve Community Health: Exploring the Issues: Workshop Summary NATIONAL ACADEMY PRESS 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C.20418 NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The members of the committee responsible for the report were chosen for their special competences and with regard for appropriate balance. This report has been reviewed by a group other than the authors according to procedures approved by a Report Review Committee consisting of members of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The Institute of Medicine was chartered in 1970 by the National Academy of Sciences to enlist distinguished members of the appropriate professions in the examination of policy matters pertaining to the health of the public. In this, the Institute acts under the Academy's 1863 congressional charter responsibility to be an adviser to the federal government and its own initiative in identifying issues of medical care, research, and education. Dr. Kenneth I. Shine is president of the Institute of Medicine. Support for this project was provided by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (contract no. 282-94-0032) and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (grant no. 024336). The views presented in this report are those of the Committee on Using Performance Monitoring to Improve Community Health and the participants in the workshop and are not necessarily those of the funding organizations. Additional copies of this report are available in limited quantities from: Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Institute of Medicine 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20418 Copyright 1996 by the National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America. The serpent has been a symbol of long life, healing, and knowledge among almost all cultures and religions since the beginning of recorded history. The image adopted as a logotype by the Institute of Medicine is based on a relief carving from ancient Greece, now held by the Staatlichemuseen in Berlin.
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Using Performance Monitoring to Improve Community Health: Exploring the Issues: Workshop Summary COMMITTEE ON USING PERFORMANCE MONITORING TO IMPROVE COMMUNITY HEALTH BOBBIE A. BERKOWITZ (Co-Chair), Deputy Secretary, Washington State Department of Health, Olympia, Washington THOMAS S. INUI * (Co-Chair), Professor and Chair, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts ALAN W. CROSS (Vice Chair), Director, Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina LARRY W. CHAMBERS, Epidemiology Consultant, Department of Public Health Services, Regional Municipality of Hamilton-Wentworth, and Professor, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada THOMAS W. CHAPMAN, ** Chief Executive Officer, George Washington University Hospital, and Senior Vice President for Network Development, George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, D.C. ELLIOTT S. FISHER, Associate Professor of Medicine and Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire JAMES L. GALE, Professor, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, and Director, Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, University of Washington, Seattle; Health Officer, Kittitas County, Washington KRISTINE GEBBIE * (Liaison, Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention), Assistant Professor of Nursing, Columbia University School of Nursing, New York, New York FERNANDO A. GUERRA, Director of Health, San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, San Antonio, Texas GARLAND H. LAND, Director, Division of Health Resources, Missouri Department of Health, Jefferson City, Missouri SHEILA LEATHERMAN, President, Center for Health Care Policy Evaluation, United HealthCare Corporation, Minneapolis, Minnesota JOHN R. LUMPKIN, Director, Illinois Department of Public Health, Springfield, Illinois WILLIAM J. MAYER, Vice President, Medical Affairs, Kellogg Company, Battle Creek, Michigan ANA MARIA OSORIO, Chief, Occupational Health Branch, California Department of Health Services, Berkeley, California *Institute of Medicine member. **Served through December 1995.
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Using Performance Monitoring to Improve Community Health: Exploring the Issues: Workshop Summary SHOSHANNA SOFAER, Associate Professor and Associate Chair for Research, Department of Health Care Sciences, George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, D.C. DEBORAH KLEIN WALKER, Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of Family and Community Health, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts JOHN E. WARE, Jr., ** Senior Scientist, The Health Institute, New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts RICHARD WRIGHT, Director, Community Health Services, Denver Department of Health and Hospitals, Denver, Colorado Study Staff Linda A. Bailey, Senior Program Officer (Co-Director) Jane S. Durch, Program Officer (Co-Director) Sarah H. Reich, Project Assistant Stephanie Y. Smith, Project Assistant Michael A. Stoto, Director, Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Susan Thaul, Senior Program Officer **Served through December 1995.