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: 2017-06
AHRQ Product(s): Re-Engineered Discharge (RED)
Topic(s): Care Coordination, Hospital Discharge, Hospital Readmissions, Mental Health, Patient Safety, Health Care Quality
Geographic Location: Pennsylvania
Implementer: Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute
Date: May 2017
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2017-04
AHRQ Product(s): Questions Are the Answer Public Service Campaign
Topic(s): Health Literacy, Health Care Quality, Outcomes, Patient Experience
Geographic Location: Pennsylvania
Implementer: The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania Library Association; National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region
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: 2015-06
AHRQ Product(s): HCAHPS, Re-Engineered Discharge (RED)
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Quality, Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS), Hospital Readmissions, Care Coordination
Geographic Location: Pennsylvania
Implementer: Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital
Date: April 2015
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2014-05
AHRQ Product(s): Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit
Topic(s): Health Literacy, Patient Safety, Disparities
Geographic Location: Pennsylvania
Implementer: Aligning Forces for Quality–South Central Pennsylvania
Date: May 2014
Impact Case Study Identifier: CQuIPS-13-07
AHRQ Product(s): Re-Engineered Discharge (RED)
Topic(s): Patient Safety
Geographic Location: Pennsylvania
Implementer: Mount Nittany Medical Center
Date: September 2013
Impact Case Study Identifier: CQUIPS-13-11
AHRQ Product(s): Publications
Topic(s): Health Literacy, Pharmaceuticals
Geographic Location: Pennsylvania
Implementer: Einstein Medical Center
Date: June 2013
Impact Case Study Identifier: CQuIPS-13-02
AHRQ Product(s): Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture
Topic(s): Patient Safety
Geographic Location: Pennsylvania
Implementer: Main Line Health System
Date: December 2012
Impact Case Study Identifier: CP3-12-02
AHRQ Product(s): Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit, Questions Are the Answer Public Service Campaign
Topic(s): Health Literacy
Geographic Location: Pennsylvania, West Virginia
Implementer: Highmark, Inc.
Date: May 2012
Impact Case Study Identifier: CQuIPS-12-06
AHRQ Product(s): Staying Active and Healthy With Blood Thinners
Topic(s): Patient Safety
Geographic Location: Pennsylvania
Implementer: Temple University Hospital
Date: March 2012

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