|Topic:||Leadership by Example: Coordinating Government Roles in Improving Health Care Quality|
THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
Institute of Medicine
Board on Health Care Services
Committee on Enhancing Federal Healthcare Quality Programs
Tuesday, October 29, 2002
608 Hart Senate Office Bldg. -- 4:00 p.m.
527 Hart Senate Office Bldg. -- 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 30, 2002
430 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg. -- 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 6, 2002
335 Cannon House Office Bldg. -- 1:30 p.m.
Leadership by Example:
Coordinating Government Roles in Improving Health Care Quality
A new report from the Institute of Medicine, Leadership by Example: Coordinating Government Roles in Improving Health Care Quality, analyzes federal quality oversight and improvement processes in six major governmental programs: Medicare, Medicaid, SCHIP, DOD TRICARE, the VHA, and IHS. Requested by Congress in P.L. 106-129, the report identifies current weaknesses and recommends ways the federal government can take advantage of its influential position as a regulator, purchaser, health care provider, and sponsor of applied health services research to drive improvements in safety and quality.
These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on October 30, 2002 and can be found online, in its entirety, through the Web site of the National Academies Press.