Richard Kronick PhD.

AHRQ Raises Budget Cap for Large Grants

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.

Patient Safety Measures and Safety Culture Improving, but Gaps Remain

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).