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 overview outlines the benefits of cross-training primary care staff and provides useful examples of cross-training. Cross-training promotes team empowerment by expanding staff’s roles to create a more efficient medical practice environment.
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 explains how to create and maintain standardized, up-to-date patient problem lists in electronic health records (EHRs) in order to improve practices’ ability to generate accurate quality improvement data.
This recorded webinar discusses how to create a joyful environment in primary care practices for both providers and patients. It suggests how responsibilities can be shared among care team members to avoid clinician burnout.
This recorded webinar offers guidance for implementing a training program for medical assistants, with a goal of expanding their roles in delivering evidence-based care and their responsibilities as part of team-based care.
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.
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.
This one-page job description outlines the responsibilities of a Registry Coordinator. These duties include engaging primary care practice members in registry activities and overseeing data entry, validation, and use.
This case study of a primary care practice provides insight into the clinic’s quality improvement project to improve blood pressure control. It highlights the steps in the quality improvement (QI) process, future measures, and lessons learned.
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.