Key AHRQ Role
- Partnership for Patients is Step 1 in galvanizing hospitals to improve their performance.
- But there are still few widely-accepted national measures; Step 2 is to provide hospitals with a better way to assess their performance locally while using nationally-accepted measures.
- AHRQ's Common Formats, particularly when embedded in EHRs [Electronic Health Records] (meaningful use), will provide an efficient tool for local improvement that will allow trending over time and comparison across hospitals nationally.
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