Division of Health Care Quality and Outcomes (HQO)
The Division of Health Care Quality and Outcomes (HQO) is responsible for analysis, coordination, research, and evaluation of policies related to health care quality and outcomes. HQO’s responsibilities include long-range planning, data development and analysis, program oversight, analysis of regulations and legislation, review and conduct of research and evaluation activities, and information dissemination. Relevant topic areas include:
- Quality measures;
- Value-based purchasing;
- Public reporting; and
- Comparative effectiveness research (CER) and patient-centered outcomes research and associated data infrastructure and information technology.