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.Read More
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.
By Bob McNellis, MPH, PA – I was recently recalling a trip to a national conference in Boston where I crossed paths with a fellow physician assistant who was working in a primary care practice. “Becoming a medical home was the hardest thing we ever did…
By Gopal Khanna MBA – I am excited to announce that AHRQ has reached an important milestone in one of its ongoing challenge competitions. We’ve selected 12 semifinalists in our Visualization Resources of Community-Level Social Determinants of Health Challenge.
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”.