Thomas P Meehan
Affiliation: Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality
- Improving the quality of preventive cardiovascular care provided by primary care physicians: insights from a US Quality Improvement OrganizationThomas P Meehan
Qualidigm, Middletown, CT 06457, USA
Int J Qual Health Care 18:186-94. 2006..During 2000-03, Qualidigm, a US Quality Improvement Organization, conducted a project to improve the care received by elderly Medicare patients with coronary artery disease or cardiovascular risk factors...
- A descriptive study of educational outreach to promote use of quality improvement tools in primary care private practiceThomas P Meehan
Qualidigm, Middletown, Connecticut 06457, USA
Am J Med Qual 24:90-8. 2009..Additional study is needed to better understand associations between physician characteristics, educational outreach visits, and adoption of QI tools...
- A collaborative initiative to improve the care of elderly Medicare patients with hypertensionThomas P Meehan
Qualidigm, 100 Roscommon Drive, Middletown, CT 06457, USA
Am J Med Qual 19:103-11. 2004..Additional study is required to determine incentives, barriers, and facilitating factors for quality improvement in the private practice primary care setting...
- Understanding patterns of change over time to improve mammography ratesJudith K Barr
Qualidigm, Middletown, CT, USA
J Healthc Qual 29:30-6, 43. 2007..001). A cyclical pattern was observed for all age groups and counties, with dips and peaks in the spring and fall each year (average increase 8% per year), consistent with concentrated intervention activity at those times...
- The effects of patient volume on the quality of diabetic care for Medicare beneficiariesEric S Holmboe
Qualidigm, Middletown, Connecticut, USA
Med Care 44:1073-7. 2006..The quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes remains suboptimal. The contributing factors at the physician level are not well characterized, especially the relationship of patient volume and physician performance...
- Profiling variations in outpatient care for Medicare beneficiaries in ConnecticutTierney E Giannotti
Conn Med 70:509-14. 2006..By reporting these rates publicly, Qualidigm hopes to facilitate ongoing efforts by community organizations and health care providers to make improvements in care, especially for the underserved populations throughout the state...
- Challenges in recruiting minority-serving private practice primary care physicians to a quality improvement projectThomas P Meehan
Qualidigm, Rocky Hill, CT, USA
Am J Med Qual 26:357-63. 2011..Commonly used incentives were offered but were not universally embraced. Additional work is required to refine the process of physician recruitment and to find more compelling incentives for QI...
- Reducing disparities in utilization of mamography: reaching dually eligible women in ConnecticutJudith K Barr
Qualidigm, Middletown, CT, USA
J Health Hum Serv Adm 26:298-335. 2003..Issues in implementation and analysis include: reaching the target population, building community relations, and developing design approaches to test the intervention...
- Pay-for-performance: a new trend in health careThomas P Meehan
Qualidigm, 100 Roscommon Drive, Suite 200, Middletown, CT 06457, USA
Conn Med 71:225-6. 2007
- Association between maintenance of certification examination scores and quality of care for medicare beneficiariesEric S Holmboe
American Board of Internal Medicine, 510 Walnut St, Ste 1700, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
Arch Intern Med 168:1396-403. 2008....
- Promoting physicians' self-assessment and quality improvement: the ABIM diabetes practice improvement moduleEric S Holmboe
American Board of Internal Medicine, Philadelphia, USA
J Contin Educ Health Prof 26:109-19. 2006..Physician self-assessment of practice performance is proposed as one method that certification boards may use to evaluate competence in practice-based learning and improvement and systems-based practice...
- Primary care physicians, office-based practice, and the meaning of quality improvementEric Holmboe
American Board of Internal Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19160, USA
Am J Med 118:917-22. 2005
- Effect of increasing the intensity of implementing pneumonia guidelines: a randomized, controlled trialDonald M Yealy
University of Pittsburgh and the Veterans Affairs Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15240, USA
Ann Intern Med 143:881-94. 2005..Despite the development of evidence-based pneumonia guidelines, limited data exist on the most effective means to implement guideline recommendations into clinical practice...
- Long-term mortality in cerebrovascular diseaseDawn M Bravata
Medical Service, Veterans Affairs Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, Conn, USA
Stroke 34:699-704. 2003..The objectives of this study were to identify predictors of 6-month mortality and to evaluate 5-year mortality in patients with cerebrovascular disease...
- Which strategies facilitate improvement in quality of care for elderly hospitalized pneumonia patients?George S Tu
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, USA
Jt Comm J Qual Saf 30:25-35. 2004..A retrospective cohort study was conducted to elucidate which hospital-based quality improvement (QI) strategies are most effective in facilitating improvement in care for patients with community-acquired pneumonia...
- Preventing pressure ulcers in Connecticut hospitals by using the plan-do-study-act model of quality improvementCourtney H Lyder
University of Virginia School of Nursing, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
Jt Comm J Qual Saf 30:205-14. 2004..Seventeen hospitals and the Peer Review Organization of Connecticut (Qualidigm) attempted to increase early identification of high-risk patients and utilization of pressure ulcer preventive measures...
- Lessons learned from performance feedback by a quality improvement organizationThomas J Van Hoof
Department of Community Medicine and Health Care, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT, USA
J Healthc Qual 28:20-31. 2006..The article highlights the value of collecting and analyzing formative data on the process and offers specific recommendations to other QI professionals contemplating the use of claims data for performance feedback...
- Readmission and death after hospitalization for acute ischemic stroke: 5-year follow-up in the medicare populationDawn M Bravata
Clinical Epidemiology Research Center, Veterans Affairs Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
Stroke 38:1899-904. 2007..We sought to determine the rates of hospital readmissions and mortality and the reasons for readmission over a 5-year period after stroke...
- The emergency department community-acquired pneumonia trial: Methodology of a quality improvement interventionDonald M Yealy
Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Ann Emerg Med 43:770-82. 2004..This article describes the background, objectives, and methodology of this trial to translate evidence-based knowledge on the quality and efficiency of care for community-acquired pneumonia into clinical practice...
- The state of physician office-based health information technology in Connecticut: current use, barriers and future plansKristin Mattocks
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, USA
Conn Med 71:27-31. 2007..Despite these challenges, many physicians reported plans to implement electronic medical records (25%) or electronic prescribing (20%) in the next year...
- Mental health services at selected private schoolsThomas J Van Hoof
Connecticut Association of Independent Schools, PO Box 159, Mystic, CT 06355 0159, USA
J Sch Health 74:125-9. 2004..This project surveyed type and frequency of mental health problems experienced by students who received a formal evaluation at 11 private schools in Connecticut during academic year 2001-2002...
- Patient and hospital characteristics associated with recommended processes of care for elderly patients hospitalized with pneumonia: results from the medicare quality indicator system pneumonia moduleJonathan M Fine
Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Norwalk Hospital, 34 Maple St, Norwalk, CT 06856, USA
Arch Intern Med 162:827-33. 2002..The objective of this study was to assess which patient and hospital characteristics are associated with performance of these key initial processes of care for hospitalized elderly patients with pneumonia...