David Meyers MD

2021: An AHRQ Year in Review

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.

The FY 2022 President’s Budget Request for AHRQ: Building Back Better

By David Meyers MD – This past year has been difficult for all of us. Throughout it, I’ve been awed by the dedication and resiliency of healthcare professionals across the Nation. Similarly, I’ve been impressed by the commitment of the team at AHRQ that ensured that all of AHRQ’s efforts to increase quality, safety, equity, and value in healthcare continued.

Accelerating Progress in Patient Safety

By Jeffrey Brady MD MPH & David Meyers MD – Last March, during national Patient Safety Awareness Week 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 to be a pandemic. As we commemorate PSAW 2021—an annual event organized by our partners at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement — we celebrate the healthcare professionals who worked tirelessly this year to ensure the safety of patients.