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: 2016-11
AHRQ Product(s): TeamSTEPPS®
Topic(s): Patient Safety
Geographic Location: Colorado
Implementer: Porter Adventist Hospital
Date: August 2016
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-25
AHRQ Product(s): Medical Office Survey on Patient Safety, Surveys on Patient Safety Culture
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Quality, Prevention and Care Management
Geographic Location: Colorado
Implementer: Yuma District Hospital and Clinics
Date: September 2015
Impact Case Study Identifier: CP3-13-03
AHRQ Product(s): Health IT Demo Projects
Topic(s): Rural Health
Geographic Location: Colorado
Implementer: Colorado Health Information Exchange
Date: February 2013
Impact Case Study Identifier: KT-COE/CP3-70
AHRQ Product(s): Effective Health Care Program, Medicaid Medical Directors Learning Network
Topic(s): Prescription Drugs, Tobacco Use
Geographic Location: Colorado
Implementer: Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing
Date: November 2011
Impact Case Study Identifier: KT-CP3-62
AHRQ Product(s): Outreach to Health Professionals, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), Electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS)
Topic(s): Academic Curricula, Prevention
Geographic Location: Colorado
Implementer: Colorado Area Health Education Center
Date: March 2011
Impact Case Study Identifier: KT-CP3-63
AHRQ Product(s): Electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS), U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)
Topic(s): Prevention
Geographic Location: Colorado
Implementer: integrated Physician Network
Date: March 2011
Impact Case Study Identifier: CQuiPS-06-04
AHRQ Product(s): National Healthcare Quality/Disparities Report (QR/DR)
Topic(s): Disparities
Geographic Location: California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Oregon, Virginia, Washington
Implementer: Kaiser Permanente Care Management Institute
Date: February 2006
Impact Case Study Identifier: CDOM-06-02
AHRQ Product(s): HCUP-Inpatient Quality Indicators, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)
Topic(s): Quality
Geographic Location: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada, Wyoming
Implementer: Banner Health
Date: November 2005
Impact Case Study Identifier: COE-05-02
AHRQ Product(s): Evidence-based Practice Center Program (EPC), National Guidelines Clearinghouse (NGC)
Topic(s): Health Information Technology (HIT)
Geographic Location: California, Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon
Implementer: Kaiser Permanente
Date: February 2004