The Agency for Healthcare and Quality (AHRQ) offers practical, research-based tools and other resources to help a variety of health care origanizations, provider, and others make care safer in all health care settings. AHRQ's evidence-based tools and resources are used by organizations nationwide to improve the quality, safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of health care. Improving health care quality by increasing the capacity of small primary care practices to implement the best clinical evidence is our aim. These tools and resources can be searched by the key drivers and the change strategies of the EvidenceNOW Key Driver Diagram.
This 2011 report published by the Institute of Medicine (now the National Academy of Medicine) recommends standards for developing trustworthy guidelines on care options for health care providers, patients, and organizations.
This white paper presents three interdependent dimensions of high-impact leadership in health care: New Mental Models, High-Impact Leadership Behaviors, and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) High-Impact Leadership Framework.
This resource summarizes proven ways to communicate to patients and families about the importance of evidence-based care and the implications for their health. It includes examples of practice mission statements that convey that message.
This online tutorial introduces health care professionals and others to the principles of evidence-based practice that uses the current best evidence combined with clinical expertise and patient values and preferences to guide care decisions.
Primary care practice staff can fill out this one-page checklist before a patient visit to highlight essential information about that patient’s ABCS status and flag upcoming care needs in the electronic health record (EHRs).
This practical guide shows practices how to start forming partnerships with patients and family advisors (PFAs) to improve primary care. It provides practice assessment, progress tracking, and PFA recruitment and selection tools.
Not all recommendations and guidelines are equally useful. This resource provides a list of trusted sources of clinical evidence that primary care practices can use when scanning for new evidence to implement.
This implementation guide provides information on how health care leaders can support organizational changes aimed at improving patient-centered care. The guide contains practical information, tips, and case studies.
This evidence-based curriculum offers online training on how to establish effective teamwork and communication among clinical and non-clinical staff in a variety of medical settings in order to improve quality of care provided to patients.