Date of Award

5-15-2014

Document Type

Capstone

Degree Name

Master of Health Policy and Management (HPM)

Department

Public Policy and Management

First Advisor

Andrew F. Coburn, PhD

Keywords

Child Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act, pediatric, Muskie School of Public Service

Abstract

This report describes key challenges and successes of a federally-funded, cross-organizational effort to use registry data from the State of Maine’s Immunization Information System to calculate childhood and adolescent immunization measures in support of a nine-month, multi-practice learning collaborative which resulted in significant increases in immunization rates and adoption of recommended immunization-related office system procedures. Also highlighted are lessons learned about promoting the use of standardized immunization measures for quality improvement (QI), supporting primary care practices in using and understanding data for QI activities, and emphasizing the value of public-private collaboration in achieving shared goals.

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