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Implementation of a Medication Therapy Management Intervention in Ambulatory Care Settings: Experiences and Lessons Learned From the MyRx Pilot 08/31/16
This case study represents the collective work of the Medication Therapy Management Learning Community (MTM LC), a quality improvement initiative sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Health Care Innovations Exchange. The document distills the expertise, knowledge, and experiences of the members of the MTM LC. The MTM LC built upon a previous innovation called the...
2015 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report and 5th Anniversary Update on the National Quality Strategy 05/21/16

Each year since 2003, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has produced the National Healthcare Quality Report and the National Healthcare Disparities Report. Beginning with the 2014 reports, findings on health care quality and health care disparities are integrated into a single document. For the first time, this year’s National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report and National Quality Strategy Update is a joint effort addressing the progress made against the National...

Chartbook on Patient Safety 05/10/16

This Patient Safety chartbook is part of a family of documents and tools that support the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (QDR). This chartbook includes a summary of trends across measures of patient safety from the QDR and figures illustrating select measures of patient safety. 

The chartbook includes the following sections: 

  • Patient safety
  • Summary
  • Patient safety measures
  • Patient safety in the hospital setting
  • ...
Chartbook on Health Care for Blacks 04/13/16
The Black Health Care chartbook is part of a series of tools and documents that support the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (QDR). This chartbook includes a summary of trends in measures of Black health care from the QDR and figures illustrating select measures of Black health care. Chartbook users can download a PowerPoint version for presentations.
 
The chartbook includes the following sections: 
  • Health care for Blacks
  • ...
Chartbook on Healthy Living 03/03/16

This Healthy Living chartbook is part of a family of documents and tools that support the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (QDR). This chartbook includes a summary of trends across measures of healthy living from the QDR and figures illustrating select measures of healthy living.

The complete chartbook is available for download, along with the individual sections. Users can also download PowerPoint versions for presentations.

The chartbook is organized into...

2015 National Quality Strategy Annual Progress Report 12/07/15

The National Quality Strategy (NQS) was first published in March 2011 and is led by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) on behalf of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Established as part of the Affordable Care Act, the NQS serves as a catalyst and compass for a nationwide focus on quality improvement efforts and approaches to measuring quality. The NQS establishes three aims, six priorities, and nine levers for quality improvement that are used by public and...

Chartbook on Rural Health Care 12/07/15

The Rural Health Care chartbook is part of a series of tools and documents that support the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (QDR). This chartbook includes a summary of the trends across measures of rural health care from the QDR and figures illustrating select measures of rural health care.  

The chartbook includes the following sections: 

  • Rural health care
    • Organization of the chartbook on rural...
2014 National Healthcare Quality & Disparities Report 11/13/15

Each year since 2003, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has produced the National Healthcare Quality Report and the National Healthcare Disparities Report. Beginning with the 2014 reports, findings on health care quality and health care disparities are integrated into a single document that provides a comprehensive overview of the quality of health care received by the general U.S. population and disparities in care experienced by different racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic...

2014 National Healthcare Quality & Disparities Report Chartbooks 11/13/15

These chartbooks support the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (QDR). Each year since 2003, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has produced the National Healthcare Quality Report and the National Healthcare Disparities Report. Beginning with the 2014 reports, findings on health care quality and health care disparities are integrated into a single document that provides a comprehensive overview of the quality of health care received by the general U.S. population...

Recommendations and Promising Practices for Designing a Patient and Family-Centered Health Care System 12/10/14

This report provides guidance to key constituents in health care—patients and families, providers, administrators, educators, researchers, advocates, and funders—for advancing patient- and family-centered care, and specifically for creating partnerships with patients and families in quality improvement and health care redesign. Many of the report’s recommendations are illustrated by examples drawn from health facilities and other organizations that are making exemplary progress in partnering...

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