December 4, 2013 Leave a comment
After a lengthy process of consultation with members and industry stakeholders, CCA Board of Directors have approved the organization’s 2014 research agenda, with a focus on engagement, value on investment and measure development. The research work will seek to address these issues as they apply across markets and to align with health care policy with an increased collaborative efforts with the CCA Government Affairs Committee.
2014 Research Agenda
In October, the Quality and Research area of CCA began the process to develop and seek comment on a 2014 Research Agenda. This three-step process has provided the opportunity for additional feedback from members.
- Hosted a strategy meeting with key Quality and Research volunteers in conjunction with CCA Forum 2013. During this meeting a list of draft research priorities was shared with the group for comment, feedback and potential additions to the list.
- Distributed the revised draft list in an electronic survey format to the Quality and Research Committee and the CCA database. The survey asked respondents to prioritize the list based on their own perceptions of the research needs of the industry and the CCA membership, as well as to comment on the areas or suggest topics not on the list.
- Summarized the prioritization and comments from the survey and convened a small group of members to use this feedback to develop the final 2014 research priorities list.
With feedback from the first group, a list of criteria was developed for the survey respondents and final prioritization in steps 2 and 3. Criteria included:
- Important to industry.
- Important to CCA members.
- Feasible to accomplish within a reasonable timeframe.
- Leverages existing research.
- Potential to influence CCA advocacy efforts.
- Potential for international relevance.
The outcome of this process is the following proposed list of priorities for Quality and Research in 2014:
1. Engagement (individual and organizational)
I. Definitions & Measures
i. What does it mean, within the context of population health management?
ii. How can it be measured?
iii. How can it be reported?
iv. How does it relate to other elements of population health management?
v. How does health improve engagement within the organization?
vi. Use and effectiveness of technology
II. How do you increase Engagement?
iii. Incentives (Outcomes Based)
2. Value on Investment
I. What is it?
II. How is it employed in the industry?
III. Best practices / empirical evidence of concept
IV. Case studies
V. Role of technology
3. HERO-CCA Measure Development
I. Pilot v.1 measures, survey employers to determine adoption, and update measures
II. New definitions of health
The 2014 research agenda will seek to address these issues as they apply across markets and to align with health care policy (through the CCA Government Affairs Committee) as much as possible.
We also recommend the formation of a Physician Liaison Group. With the physician as the primary caregiver and bearing the burden of risk in the current health care system, CCA will create an advisory relationship with physician and provider groups for guidance on current research initiatives.
In addition, the CCA Data Advisory Board will continue to work toward final recommendation of the next research study and the requisite funding.