Archives

Version 1.0 of MONAHRQ contains 57 of the AHRQ Quality Indicators (QIs). For a full listing of the QIs available in this version, please see pages 7-8 of the MONAHRQ Host User Guide, available for download at the MONAHRQ Website. We will be adding additional QIs to the tool as they undergo quality control testing and validation against the SAS version of the QI software. We are working hard on this process and look forward to its completion over the coming months. Future releases of MONAHRQ with additional indicators and features will be announced on this listserv and on the MONAHRQ Website.

Archives Table of Contents 

Software
Data
Resources and Guides
Utilities
Presentations
What's New
Mailing List Announcements

Software Archives

MONAHRQ® 5.0 (- 147.8 MB)
MONAHRQ® 4.1.3 [ - 36.78 MB]
MONAHRQ® 4.1.2 [ - 36.78 MB]
MONAHRQ® 4.1 [ - 36.78 MB]
MONAHRQ® 4.0.1 [ - 36.78 MB]
MONAHRQ 4.0 [ - 36.96 MB]
MONAHRQ 3.0 [ - 49.83 MB]
MONAHRQ 2.0.4 [ - 50.51 MB]
MONAHRQ 1.1 [ - 35.63 MB]
MONAHRQ 1.0 [ - 33.47 MB]

Data Archives

May 2014 Hospital Compare file [ compressed file archive - 32.57 MB]
This version is compatible with MONAHRQ 5.0. This file contains the following data:

  • Mortality and readmissions measure results for July 2009 through June 2012.
  • Process of care measure results for July 2012 through June 2013.
  • Imaging measure results for January 2011 through December 2011.
  • HCAHPS survey results for July 2012 through June 2013.
  • Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections (HAI-1-SIR) measure results for July 2012 through June 2013.
  • Heart Attack Patients Given a Prescription for a Statin at Discharge (AMI-10) measure results for January 2011 through June 2012.
  • Retired and suspended measures: AMI-1, AMI-3, AMI-4, AMI-5, HF-4, OP-1 , PN-4, PN-5C, PN-7, SCIP-INF-6, SCIP-VTE-1

April 2013 Hospital Compare file [ compressed file archive - 23.88 MB]
This version is compatible with MONAHRQ 5.0. This file contains the following data:

  • Mortality and readmissions measure results for July 2008 through June 2012.
  • Process of care measure results for October 2010 through June 2012.
  • Imaging measure results for January 2010 through December 2010.
  • HCAHPS survey results for October 2010 through June 2012.
  • Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections (HAI-1-SIR) measure results for January 2011 through June 2012.
  • Heart Attack Patients Given a Prescription for a Statin at Discharge (AMI-10) measure results for January 2011 through June 2012.
  • Retired and suspended measures: AMI-1, AMI-3, AMI-4, AMI-5, HF-4, PN-2, PN-4, PN-5C, PN-7, SCIP-INF-6

February 2013 Hospital Compare file [ compressed file archive - 23.07 MB]
This version is compatible with MONAHRQ 4.1. This file contains the following data:

  • Mortality and readmissions measure results for July 2008 through June 2012.
  • Process of care measure results for October 2010 through June 2012.
  • Imaging measure results for January 2010 through December 2010.
  • HCAHPS survey results for October 2010 through June 2012.
  • Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections (HAI-1-SIR) measure results for January 2011 through June 2012.
  • Heart Attack Patients Given a Prescription for a Statin at Discharge (AMI-10) measure results for January 2011 through June 2012.
  • Retired and suspended measures: AMI-1, AMI-3, AMI-4, AMI-5, HF-4, PN-2, PN-4, PN-5C, PN-7, SCIP-INF-6

May 2012 Hospital Compare file [ compressed file archive - 17.24 MB]
This file contains the following data:

  • Mortality and readmissions measure results for July 2007 through June 2010.
  • Process of care measure results for April 2010 through March 2011.
  • Imaging measure results for January 2009 through December 2009.
  • HCAHPS survey results for April 2010 through March 2011.

April 2012 Hospital Compare file [ compressed file archive - 24.48 MB]
This file contains the following data:

  • Mortality and readmissions measure results for July 2007 through June 2010.
  • Process of care measure results for April 2010 through March 2011.
  • Imaging measure results for January 2009 through December 2009.
  • HCAHPS survey results for April 2010 through March 2011.

Data for imaging measures Contrast material (dye) used during abdominal CT scan (OP-10) and Contrast material (dye) used during chest CT scan (OP-11) have been scaled to reflect percentages.

September 2011 Hospital Compare file [ compressed file archive - 21.56 MB]
This file contains the following data:

  • Mortality and readmissions measure results for July 2007 through June 2010.
  • Process of care measure results for January 2010 through December 2010.
  • HCAHPS survey results for January 2010 through December 2010.

Data for imaging measures Contrast material (dye) used during abdominal CT scan (OP-10) and Contrast material (dye) used during chest CT scan (OP-11) have been scaled to reflect percentages.

April 2011 Hospital Compare file [ compressed file archive - 31.22 MB]
This file contains the following data:

  • Mortality and readmissions measure results for July 2006 through June 2009.
  • Process of care measure results for July 2009 through June 2010.
  • HCAHPS survey results for July 2009 through June 2010.

December 2010 Hospital Compare file [ compressed file archive - 23.44 MB]
This file contains the following data:

  • Mortality and readmissions measure results for July 2006 through June 2009.
  • Process of care measure results for April 2009 through March 2010.
  • HCAHPS survey results for April 2009 through March 2010.

September 2010 Hospital Compare file [ compressed file archive - 19.19 MB]
This file contains the following data:

  • Mortality and readmissions measure results for July 2006 through June 2009.
  • Process of care measure results for January 2009 through December 2009.
  • HCAHPS survey results for January 2009 through December 2009.

June 2010 Hospital Compare file [ compressed file archive - 22.29 MB]
This file contains the following data:

  • Mortality and readmissions measure results for July 2006 through June 2009.
  • Process of care measure results for October 2008 through September 2009.
  • HCAHPS survey results for October 2008 through September 2009.

Hospital Compare [ compressed file archive - 24.08 MB]
This file contains the following data:

  • Mortality and readmissions measure results for July 2005 through June 2008.
  • Process of care measure results for July 2008 through June 2009.
  • HCAHPS survey results for July 2008 through June 2009.

Medicare Provider Charge Data File

FY 2011 Medicare Provider Charge Data File [ compressed file archive - 3.1 MB]

This version is compatible with MONAHRQ 5.0 and contains the following data:

  • Hospital-specific charges more than 3,000 U.S. hospitals that receive Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) payments for the top 100 most frequently billed discharges, paid under Medicare based on a rate per discharge using the Medicare Severity Diagnosis Related Group (MS-DRG) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011.
  • DRGs represent almost 7 million discharges or 60 percent of total Medicare IPPS discharges.

Resources and Guides Archives

Host User Guide

Version 5.0 Host User Guide 5.0 [ PDF file - 6.76 MB]
Version 4.1 Host User Guide 4.1 [ PDF file - 3.03 MB]
Version 4.0.1 Host User Guide [ PDF file - 3.03 MB]
Version 4.0 Host User Guide 4.0 [ PDF file - 2.88 MB]
Version 3.0 Host User Guide 3.0 [ PDF file - 3.39 MB]
Version 2.0.4 Host User Guide [ PDF file - 5.47 MB]
Version 1.0 Host User Guide [ PDF file - 2.99 MB]

Quick Start Guide

Version 5.0 Quick Start Guide 5.0 [ PDF file - 284.58 KB]
Version 4.0 Quick Start Guide [ PDF file - 189.02 KB]

Installation Guide

Version 4.0 Step by Step Installation [ PDF file - 367.98 KB]
Version 3.0 Step by Step Installation [ PDF file - 367.98 KB]
Version 2.0.4 Step by Step Installation [ PDF file - 611.5 KB]
Version 1.0 Step by Step Installation [ PDF file - 188.89 KB]

Permissions Guide

Version 4.0 Step by Step Installation [ PDF file - 367.98 KB]
Version 3.0 Installation Permissions Guide [ PDF file - 206.68 KB]
Version 2.0.4 Installation Permissions Guide [ PDF file - 535.76 KB]
Version 1.0 Installation Permissions Guide [ PDF file - 275.51 KB]

Measure List

Version 5.0 Measure List 5.0 [ Microsoft Excel file - 105.98 KB]
Version 4.1 Measure List [ Microsoft Excel file - 21.53 KB]
Version 4.0 Measure List [ - 88.5 KB]
Version 3.0 Measure List [ - 58 KB]
Version 2.0.4 Measure List [ - 40 KB]

Release Notes

Version 5.0  Release Notes 5.0 [ PDF file - 299.08 KB]
Version 4.1.3  Step by Step Installation [ PDF file - 367.98 KB]
Version 4.1.2 Step by Step Installation [ PDF file - 367.98 KB]   
Version 4.1  Release Notes [ PDF file - 704.4 KB]
Version 4.0.1 Release Notes [ PDF file - 325.61 KB]
Version 4.0 Release Notes [ PDF file - 417.34 KB]
Version 3.0 Release Notes [ PDF file - 496.29 KB]

Utilities

SAS Formatting Utilities

Version 1.0

Presentations

  • This presentation [ Microsoft PowerPoint file - 2.41 MB] provides a detailed overview of MONAHRQ® 4.0
  • This MONAHRQ versions 1 and 2 [ Microsoft PowerPoint file - 2.41 MB] presentation compares MONAHRQ® version 1.0 and 2.0.4.
  • This presentation [ Microsoft PowerPoint file - 5.07 MB] provides information on MONAHRQ® 2.0.4.
  • This MONAHRQ versions 1.1 and 1.0 [ PDF file - 155.2 KB] presentation provides a detailed overview of the capabilities and features of MONAHRQ® 1.1 and 1.0.
  • This presentation [ PDF file - 4.7 MB] provides a detailed overview of MONAHRQ® 1.0
  • This presentation [ Microsoft PowerPoint file - 4.02 MB] is explains the MONAHRQ® website capabilities.

What's New at MONAHRQ® Archive

2011

December 27 - MONAHRQ® 2.0.3 now available for download! Version 2.0.3 is a maintenance release that replaces version 2.0.2.

December 27 - Visit the MONAHRQ® 2.0.3 - generated live demo website.

December 14 - Visit the MONAHRQ® generated Utah Department of Health Website

September 21 - Visit the MONAHRQ® generated Kentucky Office of Health Policy Website

March 31 - MONAHRQ® receives HHSInnovates Award

MONAHRQ® Mailing List Announcements Archives 

MONAHRQ® Version 2.0.2 - Now Available (10/7/11)

MONAHRQ® 2.0.2 has been released and is available for download. Version 2.0.2 is a maintenance release that replaces version 2.0.1.

We strongly recommend that users install and use version 2.0.2. In order to install 2.0.2, previous versions of MONAHRQ® must be uninstalled. Previously generated Websites should be regenerated.

For MONAHRQ® 2.0.2, generated Websites are best viewed in the Firefox browser.

Summary of Changes from MONAHRQ® 2.0.1 to 2.0.2

MONAHRQ® 2.0.2 includes the following updates:

  • Provides correct zip code-based hospital search for zip codes that begin with a zero. Previously, the zip code-based hospital search function did not recognize zip codes beginning with a zero as valid.
  • Corrects the labeling of two AHRQ Quality Indicators: PSI 18, Obstetric injury after vaginal delivery with medical instruments, and PSI 19, Obstetric injury after vaginal delivery without medical instruments. Previously, the labels for these two AHRQ Quality Indicators were reversed.
  • Corrects a number of minor inconsistencies in methodology documentation.

For questions or technical assistance, please contact MONAHRQ@ahrq.gov.

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MONAHRQ® Version 2.0.1 - Now Available (9/19/11)

MONAHRQ® 2.0.1 has been released and is available for download. Version 2.0.1 is a maintenance release that replaces version 2.0.

We strongly recommend that users install and use version 2.0.1. In order to install 2.0.1, previous versions of MONAHRQ® must be uninstalled. Previously generated Websites should be regenerated.

For MONAHRQ® 2.0.1, generated Websites are best viewed in the Firefox browser.

Summary of Changes from MONAHRQ® 2.0 to 2.0.1

MONAHRQ® 2.0.1 includes the following updates:

  • Corrects the bar chart ordering. Bar charts are now consistently ordered from best to worst. Previously, in some browser versions, some bar charts were labeled as if ordered from best to worst but appeared ordered from highest value to lowest value.
  • Corrects the interpretation of AHRQ Quality Indicator IQI 34, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (VBAC) Rate All. IQI 34 is now rated to indicate that higher measure results are better. Previously, it was rated to indicate that lower measure results are better.
  • Eliminates errors from selecting DRGs for which there is no data. Previously, selecting DRGs Hospital Utilization path for which there is no data produced an error page.
  • Improves hospital selection in the Hospital Utilization path. Now, only hospitals with utilization data can be selected in the Hospital Utilization path. Previously, the "By ZIP Code" selection option allowed selection of all hospitals.

For questions or technical assistance, please contact MONAHRQ@ahrq.gov.

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Bar Chart Rendering Error (8/30/11)

The July 8 release of MONAHRQ® Version 2.0 contained an error in the bar charts pages. Some bar charts are incorrectly ordered from highest to lowest value rather than from best to worst value.

We are working to provide three types of fixes:

  1. A new, corrected version of the MONAHRQ® software, version 2.0.1.
  2. A downloadable patch that will update an existing MONAHRQ® installation from version 2.0 to the corrected version 2.0.1.
  3. Instructions on how to manually edit a generated MONAHRQ® 2.0 website to produce correct ordering in the bar charts.

We plan to make these fixes available by 3pm ET on Thursday, September 1. We will announce their availability on this email list and in the "What's New" section of the MONAHRQ® website.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your interest in MONAHRQ.

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MONAHRQ® is hiring (7/13/11)

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality announces three new job openings related to health care reporting and MONAHRQ. 

  • Staff Service Fellow (Program Lead, Science of Public Reporting Initiative) to design and lead a new research initiative on evidence-based strategies in public reporting.
  • Junior Service Fellow (Program Analyst, Science of Public Reporting Initiative) to assist the Program Lead and support efforts to improve the availability and quality of data used for public reporting.
  • Staff Service Fellow (Senior Program Analyst. MONAHRQ® Program) to work with MONAHRQ.

Application Deadline: August 12, 2011

AHRQ encourages candidates from diverse racial and ethnic minority groups.

Please direct inquiries to:
Ms. Geri Goins
E-mail: Geralyn.Goins@ahrq.hhs.gov
Phone: (301) 427-1419

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MONAHRQ® Version 2.0 - Now Available! (7/11/11)

We are pleased to announce the release of MONAHRQ® Version 2.0!

MONAHRQ® 2.0 gives you the ability to report CMS Hospital Compare measure results along with, or instead of, your own inpatient discharge data. We've also updated the 2.0 Web page design to be more streamlined and user friendly.

You can download MONAHRQ® 2.0 from the MONAHRQ® site. To explore a live MONAHRQ® generated Website, visit our new MONAHRQ® demo Website generated using MONAHRQ® 2.0 and synthetic data.

Please contact us at MONAHRQ@ahrq.gov with any questions or comments. Thank you for your continued support!

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MONAHRQ® Version 2.0 Demo Website - Now Available! (7/11/11)

We are pleased to announce the availability of the new MONAHRQ® 2.0 demo site!

The demo site is a full, publicly available MONAHRQ® generated Website built using MONAHRQ® 2.0 and synthetic data. It provides an example of a MONAHRQ® Website generated using both hospital discharge data and CMS Hospital Compare data.

We are providing the demo site to help you explore the new features and design of the MONAHRQ® 2.0-generated Website.

MONAHRQ® 2.0 can be downloaded from the MONAHRQ® site.

Please contact us at MONAHRQ@ahrq.gov with any questions or comments. Thank you for your continued support!

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MONAHRQ® Version 1.1 - Now Available (11/22/10)

We are pleased to announce the release of MONAHRQ® Version 1.1! MONAHRQ® 1.1 incorporates the latest version of the AHRQ developed Windows Quality Indicators software (WinQI 4.2) AND INCLUDES fiscal year 2010 coding updates. To compare the differences between MONAHRQ® 1.0, MONAHRQ® 1.1 and WinQI 4.2, please access the   MONAHRQ versions 1.1 and 1.0 [ PDF file - 155.2 KB] document.

To download MONAHRQ® 1.1, please visit the MONAHRQ® site. If you currently have MONAHRQ® 1.0 installed on your computer, you will need to uninstall 1.0 before you install MONAHRQ® 1.1. For detailed instructions, please access pg. 3 of the MONAHRQ® Host User Guide [ PDF file - 2.99 MB] .

MONAHRQ® 2.0 will be released later this year. MONAHRQ® 2.0 allows organizations to report the CMS Hospital Compare data along with or instead of their own discharge data. It also features redesigned Web pages and a streamlined navigation.

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Comparison of MONAHRQ® 1.0 and WinQI 4.2 (10/27/10)

MONAHRQ® uses the AHRQ developed Windows Quality Indicators software (WinQI). The AHRQ QI team has recently updated the WinQI software and released version 4.2.

We are currently updating MONAHRQ® to include these WinQI changes and expect a MONAHRQ® v1.1 to be released in November. If you would like to learn how MONAHRQ® v1.0 differs from WinQI 4.2, visit the MONAHRQ® site WinQI4_2Comparison [ PDF file - 89.11 KB] .

Please contact Technical Assistance is you have any questions.

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New MONAHRQ® generated Websites Posted (9/24/10)

The first two MONAHRQ® generated Websites have been publicly posted!

For more information and future updates, visit the MONAHRQ® site's new listing of Websites generated using MONAHRQ.

To let us know when your organization has posted a Website generated using MONAHRQ, send us an e-mail at monahrq@ahrq.gov. Please include:

  • Your Website's URL
  • Your organization's name
  • Your organization's name

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New MONAHRQ® Materials Available (8/2/10)

AHRQ is pleased to announce the availability of three new materials on the MONAHRQ® Website that we hope provide additional, useful information about MONAHRQ:

  • a full-length presentation that provides more details about MONAHRQ's capabilities, including screen shots of the MONAHRQ® generated reporting Website;
  • a new FAQ section that answers the most frequent questions we receive about MONAHRQ; and
  • a new Permissions Guide that provides step-by-step instructions on addressing the most common MONAHRQ® installation issue: how to set the necessary permissions in your Windows operating system and Microsoft SQL Server application to install and run MONAHRQ.

For future announcements about new MONAHRQ® materials, please visit the What's New section of the MONAHRQ® Website.

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MONAHRQ® Version 1.0 - Now Available (6/3/10)

Greetings! We are pleased to announce the first public release of MONAHRQ® version 1.0, AHRQ's new software product that enables organizations to input their own hospital administrative data and generate a data-driven Website for reporting quality indicators. We invite you to visit the MONAHRQ® Website to download the new software and user guide at http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/monahrq/.

Version 1.0 of MONAHRQ® contains 57 of the AHRQ Quality Indicators (QIs). For a full listing of the QIs available in this version, please see pages 7-8 of the MONAHRQ® Host User Guide, available for download at the MONAHRQ® Website. We will be adding additional QIs to the tool as they undergo quality control testing and validation against the SAS version of the QI software. We are working hard on this process and look forward to its completion over the coming months. Future releases of MONAHRQ® with additional indicators and features will be announced on this listserv and on the MONAHRQ® Website.

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Page last reviewed April 2013
Internet Citation: Archives. April 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/monahrq/archives/index.html