Health Care Innovations Exchange


Created to speed the implementation of new and better ways of delivering health care, the Innovations Exchange supports AHRQ’s mission to improve health care quality and reduce disparities. It offers busy health professionals and researchers a variety of opportunities to share, learn about, and ultimately adopt innovative health care delivery strategies and policies suitable for a wide range of health care settings and populations. The site attracts more than 40,000 visitors monthly and reaches more than 42,000 subscribers.

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The Innovations Exchange provides—

  • Detailed profiles of more than 775 service delivery and policy innovations
  • More than 1,525 QualityTools for promoting health care quality
  • Biweekly issues on timely health care topics
  • Web events, online chats, and other learning opportunities
  • Expert articles, commentaries, and guides
  • Tools for searching for content

NOTE: Permission to reprint material that AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange (HCIE) links to on non-AHRQ sites may require contacting the copyright holder—the author or original publisher, such as a scientific journal. However, permission to reuse material appearing on the AHRQ HCIE site may be obtained for educational or clinical use by contacting Ms. Randie Siegel, Associate Director, Publishing and Electronic Dissemination, Office of Communications and Knowledge Transfer, by Email at or by phone at 301-427-1852. You can also leave a message via the Ask a Question or Provide Feedback features at: You may also set up an account to track questions or receive updates with the My Inquiries feature.

If you are an author of a forthcoming AHRQ publication and need information on what copyright permissions you will need to obtain to include non-AHRQ material, go to Appendix 1-A of the AHRQ Publishing and Communications Guidelines.


A diverse group of individuals uses the Innovations Exchange, including physicians, nurses, other health care providers, health care administrators, quality improvement professionals, health care consultants, researchers, educators, students, and policymakers.


Two groups of experts provide guidance to the Innovations Exchange. The Expert Panel of nationally recognized experts in health care delivery and innovation provides strategic advice. Additional guidance comes from the Editorial Board, which includes editors and authors on health care quality, evidence-based care, implementation science, and disparities.

NOTE: Permission to reprint material that the Health Care Innovations Exchange  links to on non-AHRQ sites may require contacting the copyright holder—the author or original publisher, such as a scientific journal.

Page last reviewed August 2013
Page originally created August 2013
Internet Citation: Health Care Innovations Exchange. Content last reviewed August 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.
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