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MONAHRQ® 6.0 (March 2015) 

AHRQ is pleased to announce the release of  MONAHRQ® 6.0 – which adds to the 5.0 redesign, introducing Nursing Home Quality reports, Physician profile and location reports, and the ability to trend year-over-year hospital utilization data. The MONAHRQ® Open Source Framework, available in the 6.0 software version, allows Host Users to add additional data sources and customize generated website reports. MONAHRQ® 6.0 is a new version that replaces all previous versions of MONAHRQ®.

The MONAHRQ® Host User Guide, Release Notes, and other helpful documentation can be found on the Resources page.  It is recommended users save and review copies of these useful resources prior to installing MONAHRQ.

To Install MONAHRQ® complete the following steps:

Step 1
Install Microsoft.NET 4.5 Framework if it is not currently installed. Unlike previous versions of the Microsoft.NET Framework, this version can be used on both 32- or 64-bit systems.
Microsoft.NET 4.5 Framework [ - 982 KB]

Step 2
Step 2 Install Microsoft SQL Server R2 2008 Express or above if it is not currently installed and you do not have access to a networked SQL database server. Save and run the correct version based on your system (32 or 64 bit).
32-bit Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express (SQLEXPRWT_x86_ENU.exe, 241 MB)
64-bit Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express (sqlexprw_x64_ENU.exe, 253 MB)


Step 3
Step 3 Install MONAHRQ® 6.0. After MONAHRQ® 6.0 has installed, please save and run the file.
MONAHRQ® 6.0  (MONAHRQ® 6.0 file, 170 MB)
**The latest software download is MONAHRQ 6.0.  If you are an existing MONAHRQ 5.0 Host User, upon launching 6.0, you will be prompted to upgrade to the latest version of MONAHRQ. 

Please note you will not be required to uninstall previous versions of the MONAHRQ software. If you are new to MONAHRQ 6.0 and higher, you will be prompted to complete the initial installation process as a first time Host User. After your first installation of MONAHRQ 5.0 build 2 or higher, you will be prompted to upgrade to the latest version in future installation processes.

If you are using MONAHRQ 4.1 or lower, you will not be required to uninstall the MONAHRQ software. To proceed with installing the MONAHRQ 6.0 software, download the installer from this page and proceed with completing the steps defined by the installer.

Step 4 (Optional)
MONAHRQ® 6.0 can import and report sets of pre-calculated quality measures.

AHRQ Quality Indicators™ (QI): Use the AHRQ Quality Indicators™ software for SAS or Windows to calculate the AHRQ QI™ directly from inpatient discharge data. If you use the AHRQ Quality Indicators™ software for SAS, reformat the measure results for MONAHRQ® using these SAS formatting utilities. If you have used the AHRQ Quality Indicators™ software for Windows, no additional formatting is needed.

CMS Hospital Compare measures: Visit the Data page to download CMS Hospital Compare quality measures that are formatted to use with MONAHRQ®. Available in the MONAHRQ 6.0 release, Users can download and import the Hospital Compare database into MONAHRQ directly from the Medicare.gov website (https://data.medicare.gov/data/hospital-compare).  Users must download database versions prior to January 2015 from the Data page and not from the Hospital Compare website. Updated files are available (approximately) on a quarterly basis. If you would like an older version of the Hospital Compare data, please visit the Archives page or contact MONAHRQ® Technical Support.

CMS Nursing Home Compare measures: Visit the Data page to download CMS Nursing Home Compare quality measures that are formatted to use with MONAHRQ®.  ®. Available in the MONAHRQ 6.0 release, Users can download and import the Nursing Home Compare database directly into MONAHRQ from the Medicare.gov website (http://www.medicare.gov/NursingHomeCompare/Resources/Downloadable-Database.html). Updated files are available (approximately) on a quarterly basis.

Medicare Provider Charge data: Visit the Data page to download the Medicare Provider Charge data file that is compatible with  MONAHRQ® 6.0. Updated files are available on an annual basis. The most recent file with a collection year for the full year of 2012 can be used.

Visit the Resources page for detailed information on MONAHRQ® installation.

For earlier software versions go to the MONAHRQ® Archives page.

Page last reviewed March 2015
Internet Citation: Download MONAHRQ® Software. March 2015. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/monahrq/software/index.html