AHRQ Views

Insights on research and evidence to inform sound health policy and clinical care decisions.

AHRQ leaders write blog posts that draw from Agency data and research to explore changes in the U.S. health system. Blog posts examine how AHRQ-supported evidence makes health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable.


Date Title
Empowering Primary Care Using Data and Analytics to Build a Healthier America
9/23/2019 After 20 Years of Improving America’s Healthcare, AHRQ Makes Bold Plans for Future Successes
9/19/2019 AHRQ Advances Pain Management Through Greater Use of Digital Technology
9/16/2019 AHRQ Measures Americans’ Healthcare Spending by Going Door to Door
8/29/2019 Innovations to Foster Evidence-based Care in Learning Health Systems: Ideas from the AHRQ Evidence-based Practice Centers
8/26/2019 Facilitating Transformational Change in Primary Care
8/19/2019 AHRQ Social Determinants of Health Challenge Enters Exciting Second Phase!
6/13/2019 Improving Diagnosis: A Vital Patient Safety Frontier
5/31/2019 Joining AcademyHealth in Advancing Better Healthcare for All Americans
5/23/2019 Enhancing the Use of Evidence with Interoperable Clinical Decision Support
5/22/2019 Promoting Change Through Learning: AHRQ Builds Momentum for Learning Health Systems
5/20/2019 Using AHRQ’s Data Analytics to Understand Today’s Critical Healthcare Issues
5/10/2019 Learning While Caring: Advancing Patient-Centered Care for People with Multiple Chronic Conditions
5/06/2019 AHRQ’s Road Ahead: Seizing Opportunities in Three Essential Areas to Improve Patient Care
4/17/2019 With New Challenge Competition, AHRQ Asks Innovators for a Tool to Forecast the Future
4/08/2019 Updates to AHRQ Compendium Show Health Systems’ Growing Participation in Accountable Care Organizations
4/01/2019 With New QuestionBuilder App AHRQ Takes Exciting Step Forward in Digital Healthcare
3/25/2019 With Increased Funding, AHRQ To Explore Scope and Causes of Diagnostic Errors
3/15/2019 AHRQ’s New Question Builder App Helps Engage Patients and Caregivers in Healthcare Teams
3/11/2019 Advancing Patient Safety Beyond the Hospital
2/26/2019 Step by Step, Improving Heart Health in America
2/12/2019 The Promise of Electronic Health Records: Are We There Yet?
2/01/2019 AHRQ’s Commitment to Meeting Unmet Needs in the Healthcare System
1/18/2019 AHRQ in 2018: Laying Essential Groundwork for Improved Healthcare Quality, Better Value
Now Online from AHRQ—Evidence-Based Tools for Improving Primary Care
12/03/2018 Advancing the Science of Moving Research into Practice
11/13/2018 Keeping AHRQ’s Focus on Patients in a Rapidly Evolving Digital World
11/01/2018 Taking a Deep Data Dive into Health Insurance Coverage
10/29/2018 AHRQ Step Up Challenge: With First-Phase Winners Identified, the Competition Intensifies!
10/23/2018 A Fresh Look at the Data Shows Patient Safety Improving Overall, With Improvement Still Needed in Many Areas
10/12/2018 Seeking Applications to Curb the Public Health Impact of Unhealthy Alcohol Use
10/05/2018 Caring for the Healers
10/03/2018 An Exciting Step Forward: New Support for the Next Generation of Learning-Health-System Researchers
9/26/2018 Preventing One Million Heart Attacks and Strokes: Start With the ABCS
9/24/2018 State Snapshots Provide a Fresh Look at State-Specific Health Care Quality Trends
9/20/2018 Pulling Back the Curtain on the Casualties of Today's Opioids Crisis
9/14/2018 Apply by September 24 for AHRQ’s New App Development Challenge!
9/11/2018 Realizing Simulation’s Potential to Improve Health Care Delivery
9/06/2018 It's That Time of Year: AHRQ Seeks Topic Suggestions for Future Evidence Reviews
8/13/2018 New App Development Challenge Advances Care Through Patient Self-Assessments
7/18/2018 A Tip of the Cap to Researchers' Outstanding Use of AHRQ Data
6/28/2018 At New Steering Committee, a Revitalized Commitment to Patient Safety
6/27/2018 AcademyHealth ARM and AHRQ: Finding Innovative Solutions To Better Understand, Implement Research
6/25/2018 Developing a Health Services Research Agenda To Combat the Opioid Crisis
6/21/2018 The Future of HSR: Beginning a Dialog with the Field
6/19/2018 Shifting Focus: Non-Opioid Strategies For Chronic Pain
6/07/2018 One Clear Path to Better Health: Wider Participation in Preventive Services
5/24/2018 Looking Ahead: Continuing To Build AHRQ's Future
5/11/2018 AHRQ Employees Exemplify Public Service
5/07/2018 Today’s Nurses: Poised to Fill Needs in Primary Care
5/01/2018 AHRQ Dives Into a Dialogue With Health Data Community
4/24/2018 AHRQ Keeps Working To Reduce Health Disparities
4/19/2018 Engage With AHRQ at the 2018 Health Datapalooza Conference
4/13/2018 Evaluating New Evidence to Improve Asthma Care and Quality of Life
4/10/2018 Research from AHRQ’s EvidenceNOW Initiative Sets the Stage for Advances in Primary Care
3/29/2018 Learning Health Systems: Continuing The Conversation
3/22/2018 Digging Into County-Level Hospital Statistics To Understand the Impact of Opioids
3/19/2018 Bringing the Patient Voice to Evidence Generation: Patient Engagement in Disease Registries
3/15/2018 New Tools for Ambulatory Patient Safety
3/12/2018 Patient Safety: Distinct Roles, One Goal
3/07/2018 Building a Future for Shared Clinical Decision Support
2/28/2018 Waging the Battle Against Adverse Drug Events
2/14/2018 AHRQ Stands Ready To Assist Secretary Azar in the Fight Against Opioid Epidemic
2/08/2018 AHRQ’s EvidenceNOW Initiative: Reducing Primary Care Patients’ Risk of Heart Attacks
2/06/2018 Innovation and the Search for Health Care's Tipping Point
2/01/2018 Embracing Evidence as a Central Strategy to Tackling Childhood Mental Illness
1/17/2018 From Hype to Reality: How Artificial Intelligence (AI) Can Transform Health and Healthcare
1/08/2018 AHRQ Intensifies the Battle Against Opioid Misuse in 2017, Commits to More Progress in 2018
AHRQ 2.0: The Importance of Data-Informed Insights
11/13/2017 Antibiotic Awareness Week: Why It Matters
11/02/2017 Taking a Closer Look—State-by-State—at Health Care Quality
10/31/2017 Joining the Battle Against Opioid Addiction in Rural Communities
10/23/2017 Funding the Next Generation of Learning-Health-System Researchers
10/19/2017 AHRQ's Ongoing Support for the Fight Against Breast Cancer
10/17/2017 AHRQ 2.0: Strategies for Creating Value in the Digital Age
9/29/2017 Widening the Circle of Support for Learning Health Systems
9/26/2017 A New Era for TeamSTEPPS
9/21/2017 AHRQ's Role in Combating Obesity
9/18/2017 Addressing Complexity: The AHRQ Series on Complex Interventions
9/14/2017 With AHRQ’s New Compendium, Researchers and Policymakers Gain Fresh Insights into Nation’s Health Systems
9/11/2017 Healthcare Simulation Research Helps Lower Risks, Keep Patients Safer
8/30/2017 Pulling Together In a Time of Need
8/23/2017 Providing a State-by-State Picture of the Nation's Opioids Crisis
8/15/2017 The Data Are In: Health Care Quality Continues to Improve, But Disparities Persist
8/07/2017 AHRQ 2.0: Reimagining Our Path to Better and Safer Health Care
7/24/2017 Combatting the Burnout Epidemic
7/21/2017 Improving Antibiotic Use: Helping Health Care Professionals Preserve Life-Saving Treatments for Tomorrow and Beyond
7/11/2017 AHRQ and the National Academy of Medicine: A Shared Enthusiasm for Learning Health Systems
6/27/2017 Next Steps to Improving Diagnostic Safety
6/23/2017 Change and the Road Ahead for AHRQ
6/20/2017 Shining a Spotlight on the Opioid Crisis Through the Power of Data
6/08/2017 Momentum Is Building for Health Systems That "Learn"
5/26/2017 Helping Families Navigate the Challenges of Autism
5/17/2017 Providing The Tools To Improve Women's Health Care
5/09/2017 Embracing the Joy in Nursing
5/03/2017 New Toolkit Extends Proven Safety Measures to Ambulatory Surgery Centers
4/27/2017 Health Datapalooza: That's Our Kind of Party!
4/20/2017 Supporting Internists in Improving Primary Care
4/06/2017 AHRQ Works for Public Health
3/16/2017 Helping Hospitals Improve the Safety of Patients Undergoing Surgery
3/15/2017 Health IT’s Role in Patient Safety, Patient-centered Care, and Learning Health Systems
3/14/2017 Help for Nursing Homes in Fighting HAIs
3/13/2017 AHRQ and NPSF: #UnitedforPatientSafety
2/21/2017 AHRQ’s EvidenceNOW: Putting Heart Health into Practice
1/18/2017 Bringing Moneyball to Medicine
1/12/2017 You’re Invited: Join Our Conversation about Learning Health Care Systems
AHRQ Data Prove What Every Hospital Knows: Opioid Stays Are Going Up
12/12/2016 We're Keeping Score: Reducing Hospital-Acquired Conditions
12/02/2016 AHRQ’s Role in Improving Care for Patients With Multiple Chronic Conditions
11/14/2016 Supporting Learning Health Systems
11/01/2016 AHRQ’s Simulation Dictionary: A New Tool To Support Patient Safety Efforts
10/27/2016 It’s Prime Time for Nursing Homes: New AHRQ Antimicrobial Stewardship Guide Available
10/26/2016 AHRQ Quality and Safety Review System
10/25/2016 New System Aims To Improve Patient Safety Monitoring
10/19/2016 Taking Steps To Protect Safety in Ambulatory Care
10/13/2016 World Thrombosis Day: An Ideal Time to Use AHRQ Tools to Help Prevent Blood Clots
10/11/2016 AHRQ Acknowledges 50 Years of Accomplishments by the Nation’s Physician Assistants
10/06/2016 Improving Diagnosis: Patient Safety’s Next Great Frontier
9/30/2016 Working To Prevent and Eliminate MRSA Infections
9/29/2016 Comparing Health Systems: AHRQ’s Signature Effort To Improve Patient Care
9/27/2016 Making Care Transitions Safer: The Pivotal Role of Nurses
9/14/2016 Moving Evidence Into Practice by Innovating Care Delivery
9/07/2016 AHRQ’s Unique Role in Developing Surveys to Measure Patients’ Experience With Their Health Care
9/06/2016 AHRQ Summit to Highlight Challenges, Strategies to Improving Diagnostic Safety
8/22/2016 Create Positive Change—Lead From the Middle
7/26/2016 Emerging Infections: A National Patient Safety Challenge
7/19/2016 Evidence in Action: AHRQ Reports Adding to the Momentum for Evidence-Based Care
6/28/2016 AHRQ Dissemination and Implementation Initiative Demonstrates Ongoing Importance of PCOR
6/24/2016 Preparing for the 2016 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting—And the Future of Health Services Research
5/23/2016 CANDOR and the Importance of Honesty
5/20/2016 Working Together to Tackle Health Care’s "Voltage Drops"
5/19/2016 Health Datapalooza Highlights Key Challenges for Ongoing Research
5/17/2016 Pilot Testing Patient Reporting of Safety Events from the Patient and Family Perspective
5/12/2016 AHRQ Research Advances Shared Decisionmaking Strategies for Ethnic Minority LGBT Populations
5/11/2016 AHRQ Supports Hospitals As They Make Care Safer
5/10/2016 New Decision Aids Support Shared Decisionmaking for Lung Cancer Screening
5/09/2016 AHRQ Leads Efforts to Prevent Nursing Home Pressure Ulcers
5/06/2016 Strengthening AHRQ’s Role in Preventing Medical Errors
5/02/2016 AHRQ Report Shows Gains in Access to and Affordability of Health Insurance
4/18/2016 AHRQ Supports 21st Century Primary Caring
4/08/2016 AHRQ Research Advances New Approaches to Public Reporting
4/05/2016 AHRQ’s Ongoing Contribution to Improving Public Health
3/15/2016 Bridging Efforts to Improve Patient Safety and Public Health
3/14/2016 Making Primary Care Safer with TeamSTEPPS® for Office-Based Care
3/08/2016 New Models Shift Focus to Paying for Quality of Care
2/26/2016 The Patient Safety Landscape: How Patient Safety Organizations Are Leading the Charge To Improve Care
2/25/2016 Leaving AHRQ With Pride in its Successful Efforts to Improve American Health Care
2/22/2016 Mastectomies, Especially Double Mastectomies, On the Rise
2/18/2016 Putting Our Heart into Improving Heart Health
2/09/2016 Can Electronic Health Records Prevent Harm to Patients?
2/01/2016 EvidenceNOW: Helping Primary Care Offices Keep Their Resolutions To Put Evidence Into Practice
1/05/2016 Changes in Work Hours and Employer Insurance Not Borne Out
Internet Citation: AHRQ Views. Content last reviewed August 2019. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. https://www.ahrq.gov/news/blog/ahrqviews/index.html
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