By Joel Cohen PhD – When the Nation’s top health services researchers want information about what patients are spending on healthcare, they turn to a reliable source: AHRQ’s Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), an integral part of the Agency’s unique inventory of data tools and resources.
By Bob McNellis, MPH, PA – I was recently recalling a trip to a national conference in Boston where I crossed paths with a fellow physician assistant who was working in a primary care practice. “Becoming a medical home was the hardest thing we ever did…
By Arlene Bierman MD & Gopal Khanna – The primary aim of the health system is to care for people, their families, and communities using the best available evidence to attain the best achievable health outcomes. AHRQ has been at the forefront of these efforts over our now 20-year history.
By Gopal Khanna – In previous blog posts, I’ve reflected on the significant challenges that health system leaders and decision makers face on a day-to-day basis. The continuing trend in mergers and acquisitions, new technologies, and shifting demographics, along with…
By David Meyers MD – Despite continuing progress, the imperative to improve the nation’s heart health remains urgent. Heart disease kills more than 600,000 Americans each year. More than 140,000 die following stroke. Tragically, many of these deaths are premature.
By Gopal Khanna – When I look ahead to 2019, I have no doubt that AHRQ will continue to identify and tackle some of the most pressing challenges in healthcare.
By Cindy Brach, MPP & Janice Genevro, PhD – Consistent with AHRQ’s mission of making sure that research evidence is understood and used to improve health care, AHRQ has released EvidenceNOW Tools for Change.
By Gopal Khanna – As my colleagues and I come to work each day, we are keenly aware that all of our efforts are ultimately aimed at serving the needs of a single customer: the patient.
By Gopal Khanna – AHRQ launched the AHRQ Step Up App Challenge, a three-phase competition to address the need for greater use of standardized PRO data in clinical care and research. The total prize pool for the challenge is $250,000.
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