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Propose your plan to test DQA measures

May 20, 2013

The Dental Quality Alliance is soliciting proposals to test the feasibility, reliability and validity of two e-measures in dentistry.

The DQA wants to study care continuity and sealant use. Through these proposals, the DQA aims to establish a sustainable cost-effective process for e-measure validation and identify existing resources that can be used to validate additional measures in the future. E-measures are based on data from an electronic health record.

Investigators who are interested in applying should email a letter of interest to Dr. Krishna Aravamudhan, senior manager for the Office of Quality Assessment and Improvement at the ADA, at aravamudhank@ada.org. The letter is optional but encouraged so the DQA can effectively plan the review process. All proposals must be submitted by June 30.

The DQA, formed in 2008 through a request from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, is comprised of multiple stakeholders from across the oral health community who are committed to development of consensus-based quality measures.

For more information on the DQA, visit ADA.