Research, Evaluation and Data Workgroup
Research and Evaluation
Maryland Health Disparities Collaborative
Objective: Improve coordination and use of research and evaluation outcomes
Recommend to the Maryland Health Care Commission a standard set of measures for health plans regarding racial and ethnic variations in quality and outcomes.
Recommend to the Health Services Cost Review Commission how the Commission should utilize racial and ethnic data in evaluating hospital performance and outcomes.
Chair: Dr. Stephen Thomas, Professor, Health Services Administration and Director, Maryland Center for Health Equity, School of Public Health, University of Maryland
Vice-Chair: Dr. Brian Smedley, Vice President and Director, Health Policy Institute, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies