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: 2017-08
AHRQ Product(s): Project ECHO
Topic(s): Health Information Technology (HIT), Outcomes, Policy, Screening
Geographic Location: New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Washington
Implementer: Albuquerque Police Department, University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Date: May 2017
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2017-03
AHRQ Product(s): Project ECHO
Topic(s): Access to Care, Aging, Care Coordination, Chronic Care, Health Care Quality, Health Information Technology (HIT), Mental Health, Rural Health, Telehealth
Geographic Location: New York
Implementer: University of Rochester Medical Center
Date: April 2017
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: 2016-03
AHRQ Product(s): Patient Education Materials Assessment Tool (PEMAT), Publications
Topic(s): Health Literacy, Consumer Information and Education
Geographic Location: New York
Implementer: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Date: May 2016
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-23
AHRQ Product(s): Effective Health Care Program, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), TeamSTEPPS®
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Academic Curricula
Geographic Location: New York
Implementer: Stony Brook University
Date: August 2015
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-18
AHRQ Product(s): Emergency Severity Index, Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, TeamSTEPPS®
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs)
Geographic Location: New York
Implementer: New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC)
Date: July 2015
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-21
AHRQ Product(s): Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, TeamSTEPPS®
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Quality
Geographic Location: New York
Implementer: North Shore-LIJ Health System
Date: July 2015
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: 2015-04
AHRQ Product(s): Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, TeamSTEPPS®
Topic(s): Patient Safety
Geographic Location: New York
Implementer: Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo
Date: March 2015
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

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