By William Hyman – AHRQ has released another RFP for the development of Computer Decision Support (CDS) modules as part of its CDS Connect program. The premise of CDR Connect is that rule-based CDS systems can be locally developed and then shared as CDS “artifacts”.
By Jeffrey Brady MD & Gopal Khanna MBA – Each year an estimated 1 in 20 U.S. adults experiences missed, delayed, or incorrect diagnoses. Of the estimated 12 million Americans impacted, 4 million are believed to suffer serious harm.
By Gopal Khanna – Recently, I had the privilege of speaking at AcademyHealth’s 2019 Health Datapalooza conference in Washington, D.C. It was an important milestone for AcademyHealth: the 10th anniversary of an annual gathering that’s become a must-attend event…..
By William A. Hyman – AHRQ has released a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for research addressing diagnostic errors. Diagnostic error is noted to be a complex and data-poor arena with a lack of reliable incidence information and a weak understanding of contributing factors.
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!
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