Health IT and Digital Health
Digital healthcare applies to activities involving the transfer of information between patient and provider throughout the entire patient journey, as well as the intelligent use of all related health information technology (IT) and data. AHRQ's Digital Research Program focuses on usability, consumer-focused digital healthcare, clinical decision support, safety, patient-reported outcomes, and care transitions, including in primary care. Many of AHRQ's other programs examine how health IT can transform care.
- Digital Health Care Transitions: This challenge competition encouraged solvers to develop interoperable health information technology (IT) solutions to engage patients with multiple chronic conditions and family caregivers during care transitions to home.
- Building Data Capacity to Conduct Pragmatic PCOR by Developing an eCare Plan: This interoperable electronic care (eCare) plan facilitates sharing of patient-centered data across home, community, clinic, and research-based sites.
- Empowering Primary Care to Use Data and Analytics to Build a Healthier America: Blog about how AHRQ is empowering primary care using data and analytics to improve care and health outcomes.
- Increasing Access to MAT of Opioid Use in Rural Primary Care Practices: AHRQ initiative to increase medication-assisted treatment for opioid abuse in rural primary care practices.
- Guide to Integrate Patient-Generated Digital Health Data into Electronic Health Records in Ambulatory Care Settings: A guide for integrating patient-generated health data into electronic health records in ambulatory care settings.
- ePROS in Clinical Care: Toolkit designed to help healthcare systems govern, integrate, and report electronic patient-reported outcomes (ePROs) data for clinical care delivery.
- Obtaining and Using Data in Practice: A Handbook for Health IT Advisors and Practice Facilitators: A handbook that provides information that health IT advisors need to help support primary care practice quality improvement efforts.