Pediatric Quality Measures Program
Asthma and sickle cell
disease (SCD) are two chronic conditions associated with increased pediatric
mortality, morbidity and health care utilization in the United States. The
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), in partnership with the Vermont
Child Health Improvement Program (VCHIP), the Pacific Sickle Cell Regional
Collaborative (PSCRC) and the California Health Institute has created the “IMPLEmenting
MEasures NeTwork (IMPLEMENT) for Child Health Network”.
The IMPLEMENT Network will evaluate, in 10 different states, two sets of
quality measures recently developed by the Pediatric Quality Measures Program
(PQMP) in asthma and SCD.
Our Specific Aims are:
the feasibility of implementing the PQMP measures within the Medicaid patient
populations. We will partner with Medicaid or state agencies in 4 states (CA,
OR, VT, MA). Feasibility will be based on the measurement burden in
implementing the PQMP quality measures and whether significant differences can
be measured at the state, health plan, or provider level.
Usability: Assess the usability of the PQMP measures in
driving and defining quality improvement (QI) goals for asthma (in CA, VT) and
for SCD through the Pacific Sickle Cell Regional Collaborative (in CA, OR, NV,
AZ, WA, AK, ID, HI).
Dissemination: Promote the dissemination of our work by
submitting the quality measures that meet endorsement criteria to the National
Quality Forum (NQF). Use the National Improvement Partnership Network to share