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A System of Care for Children's Mental Health: Expanding the Research Base
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Chapter 11: Strategies for Continuous Quality Improvement and Financing

Symposium—From Discovery Research to Implementation to Application:
Closing the Loop on Service Quality to Realize Data-Based Decision-Making
Chair: Melanie Barwick

Symposium Introduction
Melanie Barwick

Continuous Quality Improvement and Data-Based Decision-Making in Children’s Mental Health:
A System of Care Perspective
Melanie Barwick & Bruce Ferguson

The Struggle to Develop Accountability: Provider-Policymaker Perspectives on Implementing
a Standardized Outcomes System in Maryland
Vaishali Patel

Quality Management from an Organizational Perspective
A. Chris Curcio & Paul DeSante

TOTAL:Quality—Information Technology Support for Organizational Quality Management,
Implications for System of Care Evaluation, Management and Improvement
David Rumberger

Maximizing Medicaid and Other Financing Strategies for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances
Mary I. Armstrong, Sheila Pires, Beth Stroul, Jan McCarthy, Karabelle Pizzigatti, & Ginny Wood

Maximizing Medicaid for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances
Kathleen Biebel, Judith Katz-Leavy, Joanne Nicholson, & Valerie Williams

Managing Risk and Costs Using Data-Based Decision Making
Shannon Van Deman, Knute I. Rotto, & Vicki Spraque Effland

Matching Service Expenditures with Clinical Outcomes in a System of Care:
Preliminary Findings
James M. Papp

Development and Testing of a Model Fidelity Assessment Package for an Ecological
Family-Based Intervention Program
Stephanie Ingram, Tanya Shaw, Richard Munger, Ronald W. Thompson, & Amy Simpson

Using Organizational Data to Create the Essential Context for System Transformation
in Child Welfare
William Deveney & Joanne Nicholson

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