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.


Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-14
AHRQ Product(s): HCAHPS, TeamSTEPPS®
Topic(s): Patients, Hospital Discharge
Geographic Location: New York
Implementer: Northern Westchester Hospital
Date: June 2015
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-11
AHRQ Product(s): HCAHPS, MATCH Toolkit, Re-Engineered Discharge (RED)
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Quality
Geographic Location: Illinois
Implementer: St. Joseph’s Hospital
Date: May 2015
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-07
AHRQ Product(s): HCAHPS, Re-Engineered Discharge (RED), Staying Active and Healthy With Blood Thinners
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Quality, Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS), Hospital Readmissions, Chronic Care: Management
Geographic Location: Ohio
Implementer: Memorial Hospital
Date: April 2015
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-06
AHRQ Product(s): HCAHPS, Re-Engineered Discharge (RED)
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Quality, Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS), Hospital Readmissions, Care Coordination
Geographic Location: Pennsylvania
Implementer: Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital
Date: April 2015
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-03
AHRQ Product(s): HCAHPS
Topic(s): Patient Safety
Geographic Location: Florida
Implementer: Gulf Breeze Hospital
Date: March 2015
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2014-15
AHRQ Product(s): HCAHPS, Partnerships in Implementing Patient Safety (PIPS), Re-Engineered Discharge (RED)
Topic(s): Hospital Readmissions, Long-Term Care, Heart Failure, Patient Satisfaction
Geographic Location: Ohio
Implementer: Euclid Hospital
Date: September 2014
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2014-10
AHRQ Product(s): HCAHPS, Re-Engineered Discharge (RED)
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Hospital Discharge, Patient Experience
Geographic Location: Maryland
Implementer: Carroll Hospital Center
Date: August 2014
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2014-12
AHRQ Product(s): HCAHPS, TeamSTEPPS®
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Quality
Geographic Location: New York
Implementer: Nassau University Medical Center
Date: August 2014
Impact Case Study Identifier: CQuIPS-11-01
AHRQ Product(s): HCAHPS
Topic(s): Quality, Consumer Health
Geographic Location: National
Implementer: The Hospital Quality Alliance
Date: January 2011