By Gopal Khanna MBA – AHRQ convened a summit on learning health systems. The event was remarkable not simply because it clearly showcased AHRQ’s key roles in quality and safety improvement. It also affirmed the passion of AHRQ stakeholders.
By Gopal Khanna MBA – It’s been three exciting months since I became AHRQ’s director. I’ve been busy meeting with members of AHRQ’s talented staff, as well as key stakeholders, Agency partners, and representatives of other Federal agencies.
By Gopal Khanna MBA & Arlene S. Bierman MD, MS – Being a physician can be stressful. The days are long. The work flow may feel disorganized. The administrative tasks and demands for documentation seem greater every day. No wonder even the most dedicated professionals can burn out.
By Sharon Arnold PhD – As part of AHRQ’s mission to improve the quality and safety of health care, the Agency is actively exploring how its work can help transform health care organizations into learning health care systems.
By Jeffrey Brady MD – Each year, about 23 million surgical procedures are performed in ambulatory surgery centers, or ASCs. It’s easy to understand why. For instance, procedures such as cataract surgery, tonsillectomy, knee repair, or endoscopic procedures are less intensive than major surgeries and don’t require a hospital stay.
By Sharon Arnold PhD – While attending the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) 2017 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., I joined AHRQ colleagues in a presentation, “Moving Evidence Into Practice: An Update from AHRQ.”
By Andy Bindman MD – Recently, I spoke on a panel at the Commonwealth Fund’s International Symposium on Health Care Policy. It was an honor to share the stage with my distinguished co-panelists, ministers of health from several other Nations.
By Andy Bindman MD – As a primary care physician, keeping patients safe has always been important to me. After all, one of the first things we learn in medical school is “do no harm.”
AHRQ and CMS announced awards totaling $13.4 million in funding over four years to six new Pediatric Quality Measures Program grantees focused on implementing new pediatric quality measures developed by the PQMP Centers of Excellence.
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