Task Force on Health Care Analytics

The NCIOM Task Force on Health Care Analytics has been convened at the request of the Division of Health Benefits (DHB) at the NC Department of Health and Human Services. The Task Force will define and prioritize specific quality improvement measures of health and health care to be used by DHB to drive improvement in population health in North Carolina. The measures will encompass physical and behavioral health/ IDD, and will consider public health and social determinants.
Co-Chairs
Annette DuBard
Community Care of North Carolina
Jim Hunter
Chief Medical Officer
Carolinas HealthCare System
Warren Newton
Director, NC Area Health Education Centers
Project Director  Michelle Ries
Project Director
North Carolina Institute of Medicine
The measures will be organized according to the quadruple aim and will utilize standardized measurement data, be readily definable and outcomes based, and leverage existing federal and state measures where practical.  The task force will build on the previous work performed by the NC Division of Medical Assistance (DMA), NC Division of MH/DD/SAS, and others to define and prioritize the measures. It is anticipated that the measures will evolve based on experience and published evidence and will need to be reviewed and updated on a regular basis.

The task force will consider measures across a broad continuum of care including but not limited to public health, mental health/IDD, pediatrics, whole person health (integration of mental and physical), pediatrics, oral health, infants, rural needs, key high cost high risk  subpopulations, mothers and children, the chronically ill and people with disabilities, foster children, and areas of health disparities.  Using the quadruple aim as a framework, the task force will identify the services applicable to each aim and identify, define and prioritize a set of recommended measures across the service areas.

Meeting Dates:

  • Wednesday, December 7, 2016

  • Wednesday, January 18, 2017

  • Wednesday, February 22, 2017

  • Wednesday, March 15, 2017

  • Wednesday, April 12, 2017


Scheduled meetings will be held from 10am-3pm at the NCIOM office in Morrisville, NC.