Inclusion Criteria

The Innovations Exchange is no longer accepting submissions for innovations. This page contains information about the inclusion criteria that were used in the development of the Innovation Profiles available on the site1.

To be considered for a Service Delivery Innovation Profile or a Policy Innovation Profile, health care innovations met six general criteria. To be considered an Innovation Attempt, innovations met the same criteria as an Innovation Profile, except for effectiveness. The criteria, explained in detail below, were minimum eligibility requirements. The decision to publish a description of an innovation ultimately depended on several factors, including evaluation by the Editorial Team, relevance to high-priority topic areas, and the number of similar innovations in the Innovations Exchange collection.

The first two links below provide details about our inclusion criteria for health care service delivery innovations and for health care policy innovations. The third link combines both sets of inclusion criteria, with the portions that differ between the two highlighted in table form.

View Inclusion Criteria for Health Care Service Delivery Innovations

View Inclusion Criteria for Health Care Policy Innovations

View Combined Inclusion Criteria for Both Innovation Categories


1The Office of Management and Budget has approved this information collection (OMB Control Number 0935-0147, Expiration Date August 31, 2017). The Control Number signifies that AHRQ has met the legal requirements in accordance with 5 CFR 1230.5 (b) Electronic Code of Federal Regulations

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