AHRQ’s evidence-based tools and resources are used by organizations nationwide to improve the quality, safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of health care. The Agency’s Impact Case Studies highlight these successes, describing the use and impact of AHRQ-funded tools by State and Federal policy makers, health systems, clinicians, academicians, and other professionals.

Tell us how you're using our research or tools using these AHRQ Impact Case Studies criteria or contact us at ImpactCaseStudies@ahrq.hhs.gov.


All AHRQ Impact Case Studies, Starting With Most Recent.

Impact Case Study Identifier: 2017-13
AHRQ Product(s): CANDOR Toolkit
Topic(s): Patient Experience, Patient Safety, Medical Errors, Health Care Quality, Costs, Outcomes, Policy, Medical Liability
Geographic Location: California
Implementer: BETA Healthcare Group
Date: November 2017
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2017-14
AHRQ Product(s): Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit, Patient Safety Organization (PSO)
Topic(s): Health Literacy, Medication Safety, Outcomes, Patient Safety, Prescription Drugs
Geographic Location: National
Implementer: SinfoníaRx
Date: November 2017
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2017-12
AHRQ Product(s): CANDOR Toolkit
Topic(s): Patient Experience, Patient Safety, Medical Errors, Health Care Quality, Costs, Outcomes, Policy, Medical Liability
Geographic Location: District of Columbia, Maryland
Implementer: MedStar Health
Date: September 2017
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2017-11
AHRQ Product(s): Preventing Hospital-Related VTE Guide
Topic(s): Blood Clots, Hospital Readmissions, Patient Safety, Outcomes, Health Care Quality
Geographic Location: Arizona, California, Nevada
Implementer: Dignity Health
Date: August 2017
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2017-09
AHRQ Product(s): Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Pediatrics, Health Care Quality
Geographic Location: Tennessee
Implementer: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Date: June 2017
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2017-10
AHRQ Product(s): Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program
Topic(s): Adverse Drug Events (ADE), Costs, Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), Hospital Readmissions, Medical Errors, Medication Safety, Patient Safety, Pressure Ulcers, Health Care Quality
Geographic Location: Tennessee
Implementer: NorthCrest Medical Center
Date: June 2017
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2017-08
AHRQ Product(s): Project ECHO
Topic(s): Health Information Technology (HIT), Outcomes, Policy, Screening
Geographic Location: New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Washington
Implementer: Albuquerque Police Department, University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Date: May 2017
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2017-06
AHRQ Product(s): Re-Engineered Discharge (RED)
Topic(s): Care Coordination, Hospital Discharge, Hospital Readmissions, Mental Health, Patient Safety, Health Care Quality
Geographic Location: Pennsylvania
Implementer: Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute
Date: May 2017
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2017-07
AHRQ Product(s): TeamSTEPPS®
Topic(s): Emergency Department, Patient Safety, Health Care Quality
Geographic Location: Arizona
Implementer: Banner Payson Regional Medical Center
Date: May 2017
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2017-03
AHRQ Product(s): Project ECHO
Topic(s): Access to Care, Aging, Care Coordination, Chronic Care, Health Care Quality, Health Information Technology (HIT), Mental Health, Rural Health, Telehealth
Geographic Location: New York
Implementer: University of Rochester Medical Center
Date: April 2017

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