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: 2017-03
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: 2015-40
AHRQ Product(s): Effective Health Care Program, National Guidelines Clearinghouse (NGC), U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)
Topic(s): Primary Care, Mental Health
Geographic Location: Georgia
Implementer: Georgia Southern University
Date: January 2016
Impact Case Study Identifier: COE-13-04
AHRQ Product(s): Effective Health Care Program
Topic(s): Pharmaceuticals, Mental Health, Pediatrics
Geographic Location: Maryland
Implementer: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Date: April 2013
Impact Case Study Identifier: COE-12-03
AHRQ Product(s): Effective Health Care Program
Topic(s): Medicaid, Mental Health, Pediatrics
Geographic Location: North Carolina
Implementer: North Carolina's Medicaid
Date: September 2012
Impact Case Study Identifier: KT-COE-47
AHRQ Product(s): Effective Health Care Program, Medicaid Medical Directors Learning Network
Topic(s): Policy, Women's Health, Prescription Drugs, Mental Health
Geographic Location: Massachusetts
Implementer: Massachusetts Medicaid Office of Clinical Affairs
Date: October 2010
Impact Case Study Identifier: KT-COE-42
AHRQ Product(s): Effective Health Care Program, Medicaid Medical Directors Learning Network
Topic(s): Women's Health, Prescription Drugs, Mental Health, Pediatrics
Geographic Location: Oregon
Implementer: Oregon Department of Human Services
Date: July 2010
Impact Case Study Identifier: KT-COE-44
AHRQ Product(s): Effective Health Care Program, Medicaid Medical Directors Learning Network
Topic(s): Policy, Prescription Drugs, Mental Health, Pediatrics
Geographic Location: Alabama
Implementer: Alabama Medicaid Agency
Date: July 2010
Impact Case Study Identifier: KT-COE-43
AHRQ Product(s): Effective Health Care Program, Medicaid Medical Directors Learning Network
Topic(s): Women's Health, Prescription Drugs, Mental Health, Pediatrics
Geographic Location: Connecticut
Implementer: Connecticut Department of Social Services
Date: July 2010
Impact Case Study Identifier: KT-COE/CDOM-45
AHRQ Product(s): Effective Health Care Program, HCUP-Prevention Quality Indicators, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), Medicaid Medical Directors Learning Network
Topic(s): Women's Health, Mental Health
Geographic Location: Pennsylvania
Implementer: Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare
Date: July 2010

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