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: 2015-26
AHRQ Product(s): Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program, Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, TeamSTEPPS®
Topic(s): Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), Outcomes, Patient Safety, Cost of Care
Geographic Location: Iowa
Implementer: Waverly Health Center
Date: September 2015
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2014-18
AHRQ Product(s): Effective Health Care Program
Topic(s): Chronic Care, Depression, Diabetes
Geographic Location: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa
Implementer: Mayo Clinic
Date: October 2014
Impact Case Study Identifier: CQuIPS-11-02
AHRQ Product(s): TeamSTEPPS®
Topic(s): Patient Safety
Geographic Location: Iowa
Implementer: IFMC
Date: January 2011
Impact Case Study Identifier: KT-CQuIPS-50
AHRQ Product(s): Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture
Topic(s): Patient Safety
Geographic Location: Iowa
Implementer: Jennie Edmundson Hospital
Date: December 2010
Impact Case Study Identifier: KT-CDOM-41
AHRQ Product(s): HCUP-Nationwide Inpatient Sample, HCUP-Patient Safety Indicators, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), Quality Indicators Learning Institute
Topic(s): Quality
Geographic Location: Iowa
Implementer: Iowa Healthcare Collaborative
Date: May 2010
Impact Case Study Identifier: KT-CQuIPS-38
AHRQ Product(s): Partnerships in Implementing Patient Safety (PIPS)
Topic(s): Blood Clots
Geographic Location: Iowa
Implementer: Iowa Hospitals
Date: May 2010
Impact Case Study Identifier: KT-CQuIPS-36
AHRQ Product(s): Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, TeamSTEPPS®
Topic(s): Patient Safety
Geographic Location: Iowa
Implementer: Clarinda Regional Health Center
Date: April 2010
Impact Case Study Identifier: KT-COE-33
AHRQ Product(s): CAHPS, Effective Health Care Program, Medicaid Medical Directors Learning Network
Topic(s): Outcomes, Mental Health
Geographic Location: Iowa
Implementer: Iowa Medicaid Enterprise
Date: March 2010
Impact Case Study Identifier: KT-CDOM-12
AHRQ Product(s): Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), Quality Diagnostic Tools for States
Topic(s): Policy, Medicaid
Geographic Location: Iowa
Implementer: Iowa Medicaid Enterprise
Date: May 2009
Impact Case Study Identifier: KT-OCKT-04
AHRQ Product(s): Medicaid Medical Directors Learning Network
Topic(s): Policy
Geographic Location: Iowa
Implementer: State of Iowa
Date: March 2009

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