By David Meyers MD & Brent Sandmeyer MPH – Climate change is widely regarded as the number one threat to human health, increasing the destructive power of storms like Hurricane Ian and the frequency and duration of heatwaves, wildfires, and droughts.Read More
By Robert Otto Valdez PhD MHSA – Too many Americans have experienced the health-related consequences and anxieties that follow a diagnostic error – a diagnosis that is either delayed, poorly communicated, or just plain wrong.
AHRQ announced a new Challenge competition inviting participants to develop innovative TeamSTEPPS video content, which is a vital part of AHRQ’s patient safety resources and features a training program comprised of evidence-based tools and resources to promote communication and teamwork between healthcare professionals.
By Karin Rhodes MD MS & David Meyers MD – AHRQ’s recent request for information published in the Federal Register sends an exciting signal about the Agency’s growing efforts to re-imagine and improve the way healthcare is delivered. It foreshadows a new era of robust initiatives designed to…
By Chun-Ju (Janey) Hsiao PhD & Chris Dymek EdD – AHRQ has released a new guide on increasing the use of patient-generated health data (PGHD), one that provides practical tools for ambulatory care practices to implement PGHD programs and improve patient outcomes.
By David Meyers MD – Turning the calendar to a new year is a time for taking stock—reflecting on our accomplishments and setting our sights on where we want to go next. Throughout 2021, when many Federal employees have worked remotely, we acknowledge the efforts and sacrifice of so many who have continued to be on the front lines of care.
By David Burda – As I’ve said before, healthcare providers know how to make patient care as safe as possible. They just lack the total commitment and the right financial incentives to do so. With that bias in mind, another report destined for an email or file folder is out on how to make care safer.
By Chris Dymek EdD – AHRQ’s Division of Digital Healthcare Research (DHR) has played a central role in the emerging era of digital healthcare transformation. The program funds research that yields actionable findings about which technologies carry the highest potential to improve patient care.
By Arlene Bierman MD MS & Bob McNellis MPH PA – The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a light on the grave consequences of underinvestment in primary care and primary care research. Although we have known for decades that health systems with a strong foundation in primary care can improve access to care, health outcomes (including reduced mortality), and health equity, important work remains to be done.