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: 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: 2016-09
AHRQ Product(s): TeamSTEPPS®
Topic(s): Patient Safety
Geographic Location: Maryland
Implementer: Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center, Fort George C. Meade
Date: August 2016
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2016-06
AHRQ Product(s): Research
Topic(s): Primary Care, Prevention
Geographic Location: California, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Washington
Implementer: American Cancer Society
Date: July 2016
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2016-04
AHRQ Product(s): CAHPS, Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit, Questions Are the Answer Public Service Campaign
Topic(s): Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS)
Geographic Location: Maryland
Implementer: Johns Hopkins HealthCare, LLC
Date: May 2016
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: OEREP-13-03
AHRQ Product(s): Effective Health Care Program
Topic(s): Chronic Care: Diabetes, Health Literacy, Hispanic Health, Aging, Disparities
Geographic Location: Maryland
Implementer: Mansfield Kaseman Health Clinic
Date: August 2013
Impact Case Study Identifier: COE-13-04
AHRQ Product(s): Effective Health Care Program
Topic(s): Pharmaceuticals, Mental Health, Pediatrics
Geographic Location: Maryland
Implementer: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Date: April 2013
Impact Case Study Identifier: KT-CQuIPS-92
AHRQ Product(s): MATCH Toolkit, QIO Learning Network
Topic(s): Prescription Drugs
Geographic Location: Maryland
Implementer: Maryland Hospitals
Date: April 2012
Impact Case Study Identifier: KT-CP3-69
AHRQ Product(s): Electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS), U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)
Topic(s): Prevention
Geographic Location: District of Columbia, Maryland
Implementer: Spanish Catholic Center
Date: September 2011
Impact Case Study Identifier: CFACT-10-04
AHRQ Product(s): Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)
Topic(s): Academic Curricula
Geographic Location: Maryland
Implementer: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Medicine
Date: May 2010

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