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  • Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Cooperative Agreement

    HPP Measure Manual: Budget Period 3 (BP3) Implementation Guidance for the

    HPP Program Measurement Activities

    HPP Budget Period 3 (BP3): 1 July 2014 – 30 June 2015

  • U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE

    Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Measure Manual: Implementation Guidance for the BP3 HPP Program

    Measurement Activities

    July 1, 2014 — June 30, 2015

  • The Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Measure Manual, Implementation Guidance for the HPP Program Measurement Activities (hereafter referred to as Program Measure Manual) is a highly iterative document. Subsequent versions will be subject to ongoing updates and changes as reflected in HPP policies and direction. Previous versions were entitled Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Performance Measure Manual.

  • CONTENTS

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    Contents

    Contents Preface: How to Use This Manual 3

    Document Organization 3

    Definitions: HPP Program Measures 4

    Responses for HPP Program Measure Indicators/Healthcare Coalition Developmental Assessment (HCCDA) Factors 5

    Measure Results: HPP Program Measures 6

    Introduction 8 Healthcare Coalitions (HCC) 8

    Evaluation and Healthcare Preparedness 9

    Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Data Collection Process 11

    Types of measures included in the HPP program measures and HCCDA 11

    Unit of Measurement 12

    Reporting Requirements 12

    HPP-PHEP Joint Measures 12

    BP3 Data Analysis Methodology 13

    HPP Program Management Tool 14

    Summary 15

    HPP Program Measure: Medical Surge 17 Introduction 17

    Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Program Measure: Continuity of Healthcare Operations 38 Introduction 38

    Healthcare Coalition Developmental Assessment (HCCDA) Factors 60 Appendix A: Glossary 96 Appendix B: Tables of Indicators, Capabilities, and Factors 103 Appendix C: BP2 HPP-PHEP Joint Measures 116 Appendix D: BP3 HPP Reporting Template 129 Appendix E: Background/History 131 HPP Program Measure Development Process 132

    Alignment between BP2 HPP Program Measures and the Healthcare Preparedness Capabilities 133

    Alignment with the National Health Security Strategy 135

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    Figures Figure 1. BP3 Data Analysis Framework ....................................................................................................... 13 Figure 3. The Disaster Cycle ........................................................................................................................ 134 Figure 4. BP2 HPP Program Measure Alignment with the Healthcare Preparedness Capabilities. The mapping of the BP2 HPP program measures (medical surge lines in blue, continuity of healthcare operations lines in red) and HPP-PHEP joint measures (black lines) to the healthcare preparedness capabilities illustrates that all capabilities are accounted for in BP2. ........................................................ 135

    Tables Table 1. Introductory Key Terms .................................................................................................................... 5 Table 2. Scaling System for the HPP Program Measure Indicators and HCCDA Factors ................................ 6 Table 3. Program Measure Objective Types ................................................................................................. 12 Table 4. Statistical Key Terms ....................................................................................................................... 14 Table 5. Capability Roadmap for Medical Surge .......................................................................................... 19 Table 6. Capability Roadmap for Continuity of Healthcare Operations ....................................................... 40 Table 7. Healthcare Coalition Developmental Assessment Factors ............................................................. 60 Table 8. Comparison of the Continuity of Healthcare Operations indicators to their associated capabilities and functions and HCC Developmental Assessment factors. .................................................................... 103 Table 9. Comparison of the Medical Surge indicators to their associated capabilities and functions and HCC Developmental Assessment factors. .................................................................................................. 109 Table 10. Reduction of BP1 Provisional Performance Measures .............................................................. 133 Table 11. BP2 HPP Program Measures ....................................................................................................... 133 Table 12. Alignment of Healthcare Preparedness Capabilities to BP2 Program Measures ....................... 134

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  • PREFACE

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    Preface

    Preface: How to Use This Manual

    The Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) created this manual to assist our awardees (states, territories, freely-associated states, and select municipalities) and healthcare coalitions (HCCs) in collecting reliable and valid program measurement activity results. 1 HPP envisions this document as a “go to” resource to clarify the meaning of the HPP program measures and Healthcare Coalition Developmental Assessment (HCCDA) factors. Rather than reading this manual cover-to-cover, HPP expects that awardees and their respective HCCs to use the manual as a reference tool for specific questions. HPP designed the indicators outlined under each program measure and HCCDA factor to accurately assess and demonstrate achievement of or their progress toward achieving the relevant evaluation activity. Achieving each of these measurement activities will require extended, focused efforts over the remaining three years in the grant cycle.

    Any awardee receiving funds from HPP should understand that the federal government requires that all its grant programs conduct program evaluation activities. These activities describe and illustrate an awardee’s progress toward meeting its goals and achieving program outcomes. It is the responsibility of the HPP awardees to provide information for program measurement. Awardees provide this information through HPP program measures and associated indicators, joint measures between HPP and Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP), and HCCDA factors. This information allows HPP to assess the awardee’s effectiveness in implementing the Healthcare Preparedness Capabilities: National Guidance for Healthcare System Preparedness 2 and achieving the associated program measurement activities. In order to meet funding requirements, HPP requires each awardee to report program measurement data to HPP.

    This manual is available to the public and includes all relevant BP3 HPP Program Measurement information, including:

     Common definitions and vocabulary for meaningful HPP program evaluation

     Full descriptions of the program measure indicators and HCCDA factors

     The method by which program measurement activities will be calculated from indicator or HCCDA factor responses

     Guidance on how to interpret key terms and phrases

     Additional information, references, and tools to guide achievement of each indicator or factor

     A brief history of HPP program measurement activities

     The rationale and focus for the current HPP program measures

    Document Organization

    This document is organized into four main sections: the introduction, the HPP-specific program measure indicators, the Healthcare Coalition Developmental Assessment (HCCDA) factors, and appendices with references and resources for awardees. Each section outlines how the awardee should report on the evaluation components addressed in that section.

    1 This manual was prepared by the Science Healthcare Preparedness Evaluation Research (SHARPER) Branch within NHPP. 2 On January 19, 2012 the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) released the Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Capabilities document, “The Healthcare Preparedness Capabilities: National Guidance for Healthcare System Preparedness”.

  • PREFACE

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    The introduction provides general information on important HPP Budget Period 3 (BP3) processes and activities. The following activities will take place during BP3:

    1. Data-collection process, 2. Reporting requirements, 3. Data analysis methodology, and 4. The Program Management Tool (formerly known as the HPP Site-Visit Tool).

    The HPP-specific program measures and HCCDA sections are broken down into chapters. Each HPP Program Measure and HCCDA chapter follows the structure below:

    1. Introduction: Description of the HPP Program Measure or HCCDA 2. Indicators/factors: Table outlining the following for each indicator or factor:

    o Applicable capability(ies) and