Updated MONAHRQ® Software Offers New Features

AHRQ has released a free, updated version of its MONAHRQ® software that enables hospitals, nursing homes, doctors, health plans, and other organizations to generate consumer Web sites offering a wide range of data on health care quality.

For example, a public health department can use MONAHRQ 7 to report hospital discharge data by county. Hospitals can use MONAHRQ 7 to identify areas to improve, highlight top performers, and report performance information in contract negotiations.

MONAHRQ 7 software lets users report data from AHRQ’s Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey on nursing homes and medical practices, as well as display information via more than 10 infographic templates depicting hospital and nursing home data on quality of care. MONAHRQ 7 also lets users show cost and quality data for coronary artery bypass grafting.

Any organization can use MONAHRQ, either with inpatient and emergency department data, by importing publicly available data such as Hospital Compare, Nursing Home Compare, and Physician Compare from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. State agencies and other reporting organizations in 16 States already use MONAHRQ to enable public reporting of health care quality.

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Page last reviewed July 2016
Page originally created July 2015
Internet Citation: Updated MONAHRQ® Software Offers New Features. Content last reviewed July 2016. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/monahrq.html