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: 2016-12
AHRQ Product(s): Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)
Topic(s): Data, Costs, Primary Care
Geographic Location: Massachusetts
Implementer: Harvard Medical School
Date: September 2016
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2014-17
AHRQ Product(s): Care Coordination Measures Atlas
Topic(s): Hospital Readmissions, Long-Term Care, Aging, Care Coordination
Geographic Location: Massachusetts
Implementer: Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley (ESMV)
Date: September 2014
Impact Case Study Identifier: CDOM-14-01
AHRQ Product(s): Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit
Topic(s): Health Literacy, Prevention and Care Management
Geographic Location: Massachusetts
Implementer: Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center
Date: January 2014
Impact Case Study Identifier: CP3-13-01
AHRQ Product(s): SAFEHealth
Topic(s): Quality
Geographic Location: Massachusetts
Implementer: Reliant Medical Group, HealthAlliance Hospital
Date: December 2012
Impact Case Study Identifier: CQuIPS-12-08
AHRQ Product(s): Partnerships in Implementing Patient Safety (PIPS), Re-Engineered Discharge (RED)
Topic(s): Long-Term Care
Geographic Location: Massachusetts
Implementer: Hebrew Rehabilitation Center
Date: July 2012
Impact Case Study Identifier: KT-CQuIPS-89
AHRQ Product(s): MATCH Toolkit, QIO Learning Network
Topic(s): Prescription Drugs
Geographic Location: Massachusetts
Implementer: New England Rehabilitation Hospital
Date: March 2012
Impact Case Study Identifier: COE-11-01
AHRQ Product(s): Effective Health Care Program
Topic(s): Academic Curricula
Geographic Location: Massachusetts
Implementer: Northeastern University School of Pharmacy
Date: July 2011
Impact Case Study Identifier: KT-COE-47
AHRQ Product(s): Effective Health Care Program, Medicaid Medical Directors Learning Network
Topic(s): Policy, Women's Health, Prescription Drugs, Mental Health
Geographic Location: Massachusetts
Implementer: Massachusetts Medicaid Office of Clinical Affairs
Date: October 2010
Impact Case Study Identifier: CDOM-07-07
AHRQ Product(s): HCUP-Kids' Inpatient Database, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)
Topic(s): Heart Health, Pediatrics
Geographic Location: Massachusetts
Implementer: Children's Hospital, Boston
Date: May 2007
Impact Case Study Identifier: CFACT-07-04
AHRQ Product(s): Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)
Topic(s): Data
Geographic Location: Massachusetts
Implementer: Families USA
Date: February 2007

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