By Richard Kronick PhD – After two and one-half stimulating, exciting, and fun years at AHRQ, I will soon be leaving the Agency to return to the University of California, San Diego. I am sad to leave, but very proud of what we have accomplished together.Read More
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By Richard Kronick PhD – The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, or AHRQ, an agency within HHS, is the lead Federal agency charged with improving the safety and quality of America’s health care system.
By Richard Kronick PhD – A few weeks ago, the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine or IOM) released a long-awaited report on a subject of great importance to the AHRQ—how all health care stakeholders can more quickly identify, resolve, and reduce the incidence of diagnostic errors and improve patient safety.
By Richard Kronick PhD – I am pleased to announce that the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has raised its budget cap on large investigator-initiated research grants. R01 health services research and R18 demonstration and dissemination grants are now eligible for up to $400,000 per year total cost for up to five years.
By Richard Kronick PhD – In our quest to improve health care, a consensus is emerging about the need to measure quality and to pay more for value and less for volume. Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced HHS intent to link 85% of Medicare payments to quality or value by 2016 and 90% by 2018.
By Richard Kronick, Ph.D. – On Monday, June 15, 2015, while attending AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting in Minneapolis, I was excited to announce AHRQ’s plans to fund three Centers of Excellence to study how health care systems promote evidence-based practices in delivering care.
By Richard Kronick, PhD – The health care industry wasn’t an early adopter of the well-known mantra that “you can’t manage what you can’t measure.” But measuring and reporting performance on indicators of patient safety and quality have contributed to some marked improvements in recent years, according to the newly released 2014 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).