Quality Improvement, Quality Councils and Performance Measures in Georgia
The Delmarva Foundation, which is a non-profit Quality Improvement Organization, is working with the State of Georgia, Division of Developmental Disabilities, to develop person centered and provider reviews as part of an enhanced quality improvement approach in the state. As part of that effort, Delmarva contracted with HSRI to supplement their work in a variety of ways.
First, we assisted with the organization of statewide and regional quality councils that include people with disabilities, families and providers. The councils review important DD performance data and make recommendations to the state.
Second, HSRI has assisted in the development of training materials for the states proposed human rights committees as well as for self-advocates.
Third, staff has been involved in the development of a mortality review protocol.
Fourth, HSRI has been asked to work with Division and Medicaid to develop performance measures both for the HCBS waiver and for state benchmarks.
Finally, HSRI has conducted validation surveys to monitor the integrity of the NCI consumer survey process.