System Design Resources

Welcome to the System Design Resources page of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) Web site. Here, you will find information about system design.

Advanced Methods in Delivery System Research

Webinars and research briefs on advanced approaches to planning, executing, analyzing, and reporting delivery system research.

Delivery System Research Initiative

Findings from a set of 10 grants on improving delivery systems and on spreading evidence-based practices through delivery systems; recommendations and methods for advancing delivery system research.

System Design: AHRQ Resources

Examples of research, resources, and tools on system design developed with support from AHRQ.

System Redesign Responses to Challenges in Safety-Net Systems

A study team from the Boston University School of Public Health, under a contract with AHRQ, conducted case studies in eight safety-net systems to examine the challenges safety-net hospitals and systems are facing. The team also examined the strategies and resources safety-net systems use to address the challenges of the changing health care environment. Safety-net systems serve low-income, medically vulnerable patients and offer special health care and social services that other hospital systems do not.

Internet Citation: System Design Resources. July 2015. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/system/index.html