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: 2016-14
AHRQ Product(s): Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program
Topic(s): Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), Patient Safety
Geographic Location: Illinois
Implementer: Sinai Health System
Date: October 2016
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-10
AHRQ Product(s): TeamSTEPPS®
Topic(s): Academic Curricula, Patient Safety, Quality
Geographic Location: Illinois
Implementer: Loyola University Chicago
Date: May 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: CQuIPS-11-04
AHRQ Product(s): Staying Active and Healthy With Blood Thinners
Topic(s): Chronic Care: Self-Management, Blood Thinners
Geographic Location: Illinois, Michigan
Implementer: OSF Medical Group
Date: September 2011
Impact Case Study Identifier: KT-CQuIPS-37
AHRQ Product(s): Partnerships in Implementing Patient Safety (PIPS)
Topic(s): Blood Clots
Geographic Location: Illinois
Implementer: Illinois Hospitals
Date: May 2010
Impact Case Study Identifier: KT-OCKT-18
AHRQ Product(s): Medicaid Medical Directors Learning Network
Topic(s): Chronic Care: Self-Management, Policy
Geographic Location: Illinois
Implementer: State of Illinois
Date: September 2009
Impact Case Study Identifier: CQuIPS-08-04
AHRQ Product(s): Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture
Topic(s): Patient Safety
Geographic Location: Illinois
Implementer: Evanston Northwestern Healthcare
Date: August 2008
Impact Case Study Identifier: CQuIPS-08-03
AHRQ Product(s): TeamSTEPPS®
Topic(s): Patient Safety
Geographic Location: Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, Wisconsin
Implementer: SSM Healthcare
Date: July 2008
Impact Case Study Identifier: CQUIPS-06-09
AHRQ Product(s): Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture
Topic(s): Patient Safety
Geographic Location: Illinois
Implementer: Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Date: May 2006
Impact Case Study Identifier: COE-06-03
AHRQ Product(s): Research
Topic(s): Prescription Drugs, Low-Income Population
Geographic Location: Illinois, Maine, New York, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin
Implementer: AARP
Date: February 2006

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