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: 2017-09
AHRQ Product(s): Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Pediatrics, Health Care Quality
Geographic Location: Tennessee
Implementer: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Date: June 2017
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2017-10
AHRQ Product(s): Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program
Topic(s): Adverse Drug Events (ADE), Costs, Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), Hospital Readmissions, Medical Errors, Medication Safety, Patient Safety, Pressure Ulcers, Health Care Quality
Geographic Location: Tennessee
Implementer: NorthCrest Medical Center
Date: June 2017
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2017-02
AHRQ Product(s): Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program, Patient Safety Organization (PSO), Re-Engineered Discharge (RED)
Topic(s): Adverse Drug Events (ADE), Costs, Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), Health Care Quality, Hospital Readmissions, Patient Safety, Prevention and Care Management, Patient Safety Organization (PSO)
Geographic Location: Tennessee
Implementer: Tennessee Hospital Association
Date: March 2017
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2016-16
AHRQ Product(s): Preventing Falls in Hospitals Toolkit
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Prevention
Geographic Location: Tennessee
Implementer: Vanderbilt University Hospital
Date: November 2016
Impact Case Study Identifier: CQuIPS-14-02
AHRQ Product(s): Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture
Topic(s): Patient Safety
Geographic Location: Tennessee
Implementer: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Date: January 2014
Impact Case Study Identifier: KT-CDOM-46
AHRQ Product(s): Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project - HCUPnet, Quality Diagnostic Tools for States
Topic(s): Policy, Quality
Geographic Location: Maine, Tennessee
Implementer: States of Maine and Tennessee
Date: October 2010
Impact Case Study Identifier: CP3-10-01
AHRQ Product(s): Electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS)
Topic(s): Prevention
Geographic Location: Tennessee
Implementer: East Tennessee State University Medical Library
Date: April 2010
Impact Case Study Identifier: KT-CDOM-17
AHRQ Product(s): HCUP-Prevention Quality Indicators, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), Preventable Hospitalization Costs and Mapping Tool, Quality Diagnostic Tools for States
Topic(s): Policy, Quality
Geographic Location: Tennessee
Implementer: State of Tennessee
Date: September 2009
Impact Case Study Identifier: CP3-09-09
AHRQ Product(s): Regional Health Information Organization
Topic(s): Quality, Emergency Preparedness
Geographic Location: Tennessee
Implementer: Methodist Healthcare Hospital
Date: August 2009
Impact Case Study Identifier: COE-06-03
AHRQ Product(s): Research
Topic(s): Prescription Drugs, Low-Income Population
Geographic Location: Illinois, Maine, New York, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin
Implementer: AARP
Date: February 2006

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