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Innovations : selection-process


Selection Criteria

Basic Requirements for Selection

  1. Formal project or program

  2. Located in the state of Maryland

  3. Currently ongoing or recently completed

  4. Offers a new health care service, system of care delivery, payment structure, or business model

  5. Seeks to improve population health, enhance the patient experience or reduce costs

  6. Evaluates patient outcomes and/or cost (including ED or hospital utilization data). The database will not include projects that evaluate solely on the basis of HEDIS measures or access outcomes. See standards below.

Evaluation Standards

In order to be included on the site, the organization must have completed or be in the process of conducting an evaluation of the project. In order to help consumers understand the type of evaluation conducted, every innovation summary includes a description of the evaluation and categorizes it according to general type.  

It is important to note that all of the evaluation information contained on this site is self-reported. The organizations running the projects are responsible for designing, conducting and reporting the results of the innovation evaluations. If you have any questions regarding the design or results of an evaluation, please contact the organization responsible for the project.    The following types of evaluations will meet requirements:


The organization conducted/ is conducting an evaluation using an experimental design based on random allocation of patients or groups of patients to comparison groups.  


The organization conducted/ is conducting a systematic evaluation of the impact of the innovation using a quasi-experimental design which could include the non-random assignment of individuals to comparison groups, before and after comparisons in one group, and/or comparisons with historical baseline or control.  

Non-Experimental/ Qualitative Support

The organization conducted/ is conducting an evaluation based on non-experimental or qualitative support for an association between the innovation and the targeted health outcomes or processes. This evidence may include non-comparative case studies, correlation analysis or anecdotal reports.