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: 2014-17
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
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2014-10
AHRQ Product(s): HCAHPS, Re-Engineered Discharge (RED)
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Hospital Discharge, Patient Experience
Geographic Location: Maryland
Implementer: Carroll Hospital Center
Date: August 2014
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2014-13
AHRQ Product(s): Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs)
Geographic Location: Wisconsin
Implementer: University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (UWHC)
Date: August 2014
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2014-11
AHRQ Product(s): Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, TeamSTEPPS®
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Quality
Geographic Location: Kentucky, Ohio
Implementer: Mercy Health
Date: August 2014
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2014-12
AHRQ Product(s): HCAHPS, TeamSTEPPS®
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Quality
Geographic Location: New York
Implementer: Nassau University Medical Center
Date: August 2014
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2014-09
AHRQ Product(s): HCUP-Patient Safety Indicators
Topic(s): Data, Quality
Geographic Location: Texas
Implementer: Methodist Hospital Health System
Date: June 2014
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2014-08
AHRQ Product(s): Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit
Topic(s): Health Literacy, Prevention and Care Management
Geographic Location: Kentucky
Implementer: Southern Kentucky Area Health Education Center
Date: June 2014

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