By Dan Miller, MS & Mike Furukawa, PhD – When AHRQ launched its Compendium of U.S. Health Systems in 2017, we understood this groundbreaking resource would mature in ways that would provide new and unique information about trends in the Nation’s healthcare systems.
By Jeffrey Brady MD, MPH – As a physician, I know that when patients and caregivers ask questions, it helps them be more fully engaged as part of their own healthcare teams.
By Bob McNellis – The meeting took place nearly 15 years ago, but I still remember vividly the bold declaration by a former Congressional leader advocating for technological reforms in healthcare. “Paper kills!” he warned. “Paper records are an utterly irrational national security risk.”
By Gopal Khanna – The healthcare landscape is facing dramatic changes. Transformation is being driven by unprecedented mergers and acquisitions, new technologies in the marketplace, and the volume, variety, and velocity of available data.
By CDR Karen Chaves – AHRQ is pleased to release its 2017 State Snapshots, a set of online dashboards that each year provide updated, detailed analyses of how each State, plus the District of Columbia, is performing in important areas of health care quality.
By Jeffrey Brady MD, MPH – At the inaugural meeting, an important theme emerged at that first meeting: We are reaching the limits of what can be achieved by the familiar project-by-project or problem-by-problem approach to improving care.
By William A. Hyman – The use of the term “artifacts” in the context of software and Clinical Decision Support (CDS) is new to me, but AHRQ uses it to describe a group of CDS projects that have converted practice guidelines into computer code.
By Gopal Khanna – Recently, I marked my one-year anniversary as Director of AHRQ. In reflecting on how we can build on what we’ve achieved so far, I’m impressed with many things, including how quickly the year went by!
By Dr. Arlene Bierman – We are only just beginning to harness the power of “real world data” to provide the evidence needed to improve health care quality, safety, and outcomes.
By Sharon Arnold PhD – In his groundbreaking 2000 book, the author Malcolm Gladwell famously defined “The Tipping Point” as “the moment at which big changes follow seemingly small events.”
By Jeffrey Brady MD, MPH – It’s never easy hearing a story about unnecessary harm endured by a patient who received wrong or unnecessary treatment—or something worse—because of a misdiagnosis. But the stories told last September at AHRQ’s Research Summit on Diagnostic Safety were numerous, upsetting, and sometimes tragic.
By Sharon Arnold PhD – Determining whether digitized information’s enormous power can improve patient care is at the root of many serious conversations about health information technology (IT).
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