By Gopal Khanna MBA – Recently in his State of the Department speech, HHS Secretary Alex Azar talked about the importance of using markets to put patients at the center of healthcare to deliver more affordable care and better health for every American.Read More
By Gopal Khanna MBA – As the Nation continues to reel from the opioid crisis—a public health epidemic that claims at least 130 lives per day—we continue to look for ways to limit the damage.
By Gopal Khanna MBA – Recently we announced the launch of our Division of Digital Healthcare Research and highlight the availability of a funding opportunity to support care transitions. We are at the beginning of a digital revolution in healthcare, and it’s an exciting time…
By Gopal Khanna MBA – As we look toward the 20th anniversary of AHRQ on December 6, 2019, I want to share some thoughts about where the Agency has been and where we are headed.
By Arlene Bierman MD, MS, Cindy Brach, MPP, & Brent Sandmeyer, MPH – Health systems built on a strong foundation of primary care achieve better health outcomes. Healthcare delivery, however, accounts for only 20 percent of population health.
By Gopal Khanna MBA – It is estimated that 50 million American adults experience chronic pain daily, with nearly 20 million experiencing the kinds of high-impact pain that interfere with daily life or work. The financial cost of treating pain is enormous – between $560 billion and $635 billion annually.
By Gopal Khanna MBA – Twenty years ago, two seminal events helped set the nation’s healthcare agenda and formed the legacy of quality improvement that AHRQ carries forth today.
By Joel Cohen PhD – When the Nation’s top health services researchers want information about what patients are spending on healthcare, they turn to a reliable source: AHRQ’s Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), an integral part of the Agency’s unique inventory of data tools and resources.
By Stephanie Chang, MD, MPH & Amanda Borsky, Dr.PH, MPP – This is a time of rapid change for health systems. New technologies, infrastructure, incentives and understanding increase the ways that health systems can improve patient care by tracking and using their own internal data.