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: 2016-07
AHRQ Product(s): CAUTI Toolkit, Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Health Care Quality, Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
Geographic Location: South Carolina
Implementer: Medical University of South Carolina
Date: July 2016
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2016-02
AHRQ Product(s): Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit, Patient Education Materials Assessment Tool (PEMAT)
Topic(s): Health Literacy, Consumer Information and Education
Geographic Location: Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia
Implementer: Novant Health
Date: April 2016
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2014-16
AHRQ Product(s): Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit
Topic(s): Health Literacy, Prevention and Care Management, Heart Failure, Prevention, Patient-Centered Medical Home
Geographic Location: Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia
Implementer: Novant Health
Date: September 2014
Impact Case Study Identifier: KT-CQuIPS-76
AHRQ Product(s): Partnerships in Implementing Patient Safety (PIPS), QIO Learning Network
Topic(s): Blood Clots
Geographic Location: South Carolina
Implementer: South Carolina
Date: November 2011
Impact Case Study Identifier: COE-06-01
AHRQ Product(s): Effective Health Care Program
Topic(s): Quality
Geographic Location: Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia
Implementer: Bon Secours Health System, Inc
Date: November 2005