Tag Archives: AHRQ

HHS Releases Online Patient Safety Training Resources for Clinicians and Patient Advocates

US Department of Health & Human Services    May 20, 2011 Partnering to Heal:  Teaming Up Against Healthcare-Associated Infections The HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health released Partnering to Heal: Teaming Up Against Healthcare-Associated Infections, an interactive learning tool … Continue reading

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AHRQ Releases Tool to Help Reduce Medication Errors

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality   5/21/2011 Three out of four Americans are not following their doctor’s advice when it comes to taking prescription medication, according to U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin.  AHRQ and the National Council on Patient … Continue reading

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Telemedicine Program Monitors Patients with CHF

Health IT News, 5/10/2011 ROCKVILLE, MD – How to replicate a successful program underway at Essentia Health that uses telehealth technology to track patients with congestive health failure, is the topic of an AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange being held … Continue reading

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Health IT Tools Help with Care and Costs

Dr. Carolyn Clancy, AHRQ More hospitals and doctors’ offices are using health information technology (health IT). And that’s good news for patients. One of the most popular uses of health IT is the electronic health record. These records put your … Continue reading

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AHRQ to Assess its IT Tools

Joseph Goedert HDM News   3/11/2011 The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is assessing user satisfaction with Web-based tools it makes available to help providers evaluate health information technology products. The tools are part of the Health IT Survey Compendium, … Continue reading

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Rural Health IT Is a Priority for HHS

By:  Dr. David Blumenthal Rural America is different from urban and suburban America. Health care providers who serve the approximately 50 million Americans who reside in rural communities face special challenges in their effort to deliver quality care. In the … Continue reading

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