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: 2015-27
AHRQ Product(s): Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program, Guide to Patient and Family Engagement in Hospital Quality and Safety, Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, Preventing Falls in Hospitals Toolkit, Re-Engineered Discharge (RED), TeamSTEPPS®
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Hospital Readmissions, Care Coordination, Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs)
Geographic Location: Wisconsin
Implementer: Wisconsin Hospital Association
Date: September 2015
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-22
AHRQ Product(s): Re-Engineered Discharge (RED)
Topic(s): Hospital Readmissions, Care Coordination, Costs
Geographic Location: California
Implementer: Dignity Health
Date: August 2015
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2015-12
AHRQ Product(s): Re-Engineered Discharge (RED)
Topic(s): Care Coordination, Costs, Hospital Readmissions
Geographic Location: California, Texas
Implementer: Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Palo Alto Health Care System
Date: May 2015
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: 2015-01
AHRQ Product(s): Re-Engineered Discharge (RED)
Topic(s): Hospital Readmissions, Care Coordination
Geographic Location: Texas
Implementer: Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital
Date: March 2015
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2014-20
AHRQ Product(s): Re-Engineered Discharge (RED)
Topic(s): Hospital Readmissions, Care Coordination
Geographic Location: Texas
Implementer: Valley Baptist Medical Centers (VBMC)
Date: November 2014
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2014-17
AHRQ Product(s): Care Coordination Measures Atlas
Topic(s): Hospital Readmissions, Long-Term Care, Aging, Care Coordination
Geographic Location: Massachusetts
Implementer: Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley (ESMV)
Date: September 2014