Health Care Research

NCQA Spotlight Webinar on Women’s Health
Approaches to Improving Unintended Pregnancy Rates in the United States.

Setting Goals with People with Complex Needs: A Collaborative Approach
People who have or who are at risk for complicated health conditions (e.g. those over the age of 65 and/or people with physical, intellectual or developmental disabilities) depend on person-centered care management to meet their needs, preferences and goals.

Policy Approaches to Advancing Person-Centered Outcome Measurement
Quality of care for people with complex needs begins with a person-centered assessment and care planning process that addresses what is most important to the individual. Better integration can improve care for people with complex needs, but failure to rigorously measure quality could result in cost savings at the expense of quality.  

Women’s Health: Approaches to Improving Unintended Pregnancy Rates
Contraception and reproductive health are important aspects of women’s health and of comprehensive, patient-centered care.  

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Million Hearts® Collaboration

Building a Strategy to Leverage Health Information Technology to Support Patient and Family Engagement

ACO Measures Pilot Project

Issue Brief | Quality of Child Health Care
Expanding the Scope and Flexibility of Measurement Approaches (May 2009)

Measures for Dual-Eligibles
A March 2013 white paper, developed with support from The SCAN Foundation, describes a strategy for evaluating the quality and person-centeredness of integrated care.

CLAS: Health Care Disparities


The Reliability of Provider Profiling: A Tutorial

Overuse and Appropriateness Conference Summary

Appropriate Antibiotic Use with Acute Bronchitis

Publications and Presentations


Improving Chlamydia Screening 
  Strategies from Top Performing Health Plans

Reports Using HEDIS/CAHPS® Data

NCQA maintains several databases on health care quality for MCOs and physician groups. Databases are available for use by researchers. Several examples of past collaborations or use of NCQA data sources can be found online.

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Reducing Health Care Disparities

NCQA recognizes innovation in multicultural health care annually. See how you can support this important effort to combat health care disparities.

NCQA Health Care Research Resources

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