All submissions will be reviewed by at least two AHRQ patient safety subject matter expert staff who will score them based on the review criteria and provide a brief comment about the submission. The scores/comments on submissions will be compiled and a ranked summary provided to AHRQ Challenge staff.
Overall Approach (35pts) – Does the submission sufficiently describe the use of the tool? Does the submission provide sufficient detail about the selected tool, organizational characteristics, tool implementation, timeline, support, and improvement in measures as indicated in the Submission Requirements? Does the submission include a compelling narrative about the positive use of the tool? Is the information organized and shared in a logical, thoughtful way, that can be repurposed for public use?
Impact (35pts) – Does the submission demonstrate positive changes in both process and outcome measures, as a result of using the specific tool? Does the submission tell a compelling and impactful story to demonstrate that the AHRQ Patient Safety Tool utilized has made a positive impact?
Innovation (10pts) – Does the submission include innovative methods for implementing the specific tool? While the primary focus of the submission should be use of the tool as designed, innovative implementation methods to optimize impact will also be considered.
Addressing Unique Healthcare needs (20pts) – Does the proposal demonstrate how the use of the specific tool equitably addresses unique healthcare needs of the population being served (e.g., clinic or hospital setting), current environment (e.g. patient and family engagement), and emerging trends (e.g., artificial intelligence in healthcare, telemedicine)?