AHRQ Impact Case Studies

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.

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Impact Case Study Identifier: 2017-03
AHRQ Product(s): Project ECHO
Topic(s): Access to Care, Aging, Care Coordination, Chronic Care, Costs, Emergency Department, Health Care Quality, Health Information Technology (HIT), Mental Health, Patient Safety, Rural Health
Geographic Location: New York
Implementer: University of Rochester Medical Center
Date: April 2017
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2017-04
AHRQ Product(s): Questions Are the Answer Public Service Campaign
Topic(s): Health Literacy, Health Care Quality, Outcomes, Patient Experience
Geographic Location: Pennsylvania
Implementer: The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania Library Association; National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region
Date: April 2017
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2017-05
AHRQ Product(s): Patient Safety Organization (PSO)
Topic(s): Blood Clots, Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), Long-Term Care, Outcomes, Patient Safety, Pressure Ulcers, Health Care Quality
Geographic Location: National
Implementer: Carolinas Rehabilitation Patient Safety Organization (PSO)
Date: April 2017
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2017-01
AHRQ Product(s): CAUTI Toolkit
Topic(s): Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), Outcomes, Patient Safety, Health Care Quality
Geographic Location: New Jersey
Implementer: Meadowlands Hospital and iCareQuality
Date: March 2017
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2017-02
AHRQ Product(s): Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program, Re-Engineered Discharge (RED)
Topic(s): Adverse Drug Events (ADE), Costs, Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), Health Care Quality, Hospital Readmissions, Patient Safety, Prevention and Care Management
Geographic Location: Tennessee
Implementer: Tennessee Hospital Association
Date: March 2017
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2016-20
AHRQ Product(s): CANDOR Toolkit
Topic(s): Patient Experience, Patient Safety, Medical Errors, Health Care Quality, Costs, Outcomes, Policy
Geographic Location: California
Implementer: Dignity Health
Date: February 2017
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2016-19
AHRQ Product(s): QI Toolkit
Topic(s): Quality Indicator (QI), Patient Safety, Health Care Quality
Geographic Location: Washington
Implementer: Harborview Medical Center
Date: February 2017
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2016-18
AHRQ Product(s): Research
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Health IT, Health Care Quality, Prevention and Care Management
Geographic Location: Idaho, Utah
Implementer: Intermountain Healthcare
Date: December 2016
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2016-16
AHRQ Product(s): Preventing Falls in Hospitals Toolkit
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Prevention
Geographic Location: Tennessee
Implementer: Vanderbilt University Hospital
Date: November 2016
Impact Case Study Identifier: 2016-17
AHRQ Product(s): Patient Safety Network (PSNet), WebM&M
Topic(s): Patient Safety, Prevention, Academic Curricula
Geographic Location: Maine
Implementer: University of Southern Maine
Date: November 2016

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