Celebrating National Minority Health Month

April is National Minority Health Month. This initiative, led by the Office of Minority Health (OHM), is committed to improving the health of racial and ethnic minorities throughout the country through education, awareness events and critical conversations. This year, the theme of the month is shining a light on the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on […]

HCRS Attends The National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Conference

Columbia, MD business owner Brenda Doles, who with her husband, built a successful government contracting business into a multimillion-dollar enterprise with 400 full-time employees. Ms. Doles attended a White House reception on Aug. 26, 2009, during the National Minority Enterprise Development Week Conference in Washington, D.C.  Ms. Doles, a Registered Nurse of 30 years, was […]

HCRS Principal Addresses Small Businesses on Successful Federal Sub-Contracting

“Focus on your company’s uniqueness and understand that the secret ingredient is YOU, and you will succeed as a Federal subcontractor,” HCRS Principal Brenda Doles, RN, MBA told an audience of about 100 Philadelphia area small business owners recently. The event was one of a series of community outreach events sponsored by the U.S. Department […]

HCRS Helps Policymakers Understand and Predict Healthcare Use

During the past year HCRS has developing an ongoing relationship with RTI International, an independent not-for-profit research institute that does important work for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and other Federal healthcare agencies. We have supported RTI in two research studies activities. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) coding. MEPS is a large […]

HCRS Assists in Reporting Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) Accurately.

HCRS is working with Advanta Medical Solutions, LLC to validate the accuracy of hospitals’ reporting of Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) to the state. HAIs are infections acquired in the course of receiving health care. They are now the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates […]

HCRS Helps Determine How Well “Patient-Centered Medical Homes” Work

HCRS is working with IMPAQ International, LLC, a policy research firm, in conducting an evaluation of the Maryland Patient Centered Medical Home Pilot Program. Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs) are practice arrangements in which the primary care physician or practice delivers, integrates or coordinates all the care that patients require, including specialist and hospital care. […]