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: 2014-23
AHRQ Product(s): TeamSTEPPS®
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Academic Curricula, Quality
Geographic Location: Kansas
Implementer: University of Kansas Medical Center
Date: December 2014
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: 2014-22
AHRQ Product(s): Staying Active and Healthy With Blood Thinners
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Prescription Drugs, Disparities
Geographic Location: California
Implementer: The Health Care Interpreter Network (HCIN)
Date: November 2014
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2014-19
AHRQ Product(s): Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program, Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture
Topic(s): Patient Safety
Geographic Location: Texas
Implementer: Peterson Regional Medical Center
Date: November 2014
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2014-21
AHRQ Product(s): Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program, Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit
Topic(s): Health Literacy, Patient Safety, Primary Care, Disparities
Geographic Location: Arkansas
Implementer: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)
Date: November 2014
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2014-18
AHRQ Product(s): Effective Health Care Program
Topic(s): Chronic Care, Depression, Diabetes
Geographic Location: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa
Implementer: Mayo Clinic
Date: October 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
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: 2014-15
AHRQ Product(s): HCAHPS, Partnerships in Implementing Patient Safety (PIPS), Re-Engineered Discharge (RED)
Topic(s): Hospital Readmissions, Long-Term Care, Heart Failure, Patient Satisfaction
Geographic Location: Ohio
Implementer: Euclid Hospital
Date: September 2014
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2014-14
AHRQ Product(s): Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture
Topic(s): Patient Safety
Geographic Location: District of Columbia
Implementer: MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Date: August 2014

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