Health Care Innovations Exchange
The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) created the Health Care Innovations Exchange to speed the implementation of new and better ways of delivering health care.
The Innovations Exchange offered health professionals and researchers the opportunity to share, learn about, and ultimately adopt evidence-based innovations and tools suitable for a range of health care settings and populations. The Web site, which used robust taxonomic tagging, had searchable and browsable profiles of innovations in service delivery and policy; records of practical tools helpful in assessing, promoting and improving the quality of health care (known as QualityTools); and, articles and resources about innovation and adoption.
In addition to the Web site, the Innovations Exchange previously offered a range of learning and networking opportunities including learning communities, web events, online chats, and virtual and in-person meetings.
AHRQ’s Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16) budget appropriation was reduced; as a result, the Innovations Exchange effort ended effective September 26, 2016. AHRQ hosted the Innovations Exchange Web site without updating its content until the technology supporting it outdated and could no longer be hosted.
AHRQ now offers select content from the Innovations Exchange, including its downloadable databases, through this microsite.