AHRQ

AHRQ to host webinar on fall prevention

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality will host a webinar on fall prevention in long-term care facilities on Aug. 13, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Nursing homes trail hospitals in quality improvement, AHRQ report shows

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About 60% of nursing home quality measures have been showing significant year-to-year improvement, but hospitals have been improving more quickly, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Federal program would help consumers report medical mistakes, flaws

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Government officials are developing a program that would make it easier for patients and their families to report medical mistakes made by healthcare providers.

AHRQ targets IT flow in healthcare

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality plans to examine how health IT affects care quality. The agency has asked the Office of Management and Budget to approve the information collection project: "Workflow Assessment for Health IT Toolkit Evaluation." The estimated total cost of the project is $793,456 over a 27-month period from Sept. 23, 2011, to Dec. 22, 2013.

AHRQ gives $34 million to nursing homes, other settings to fight healthcare-associated infections

AHRQ gives $34 million to nursing homes, other settings to fight healthcare-associated infections

The Health and Human Service's Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality said it will be giving $34 million to projects working to prevent healthcare-associated infections in long-term care facilities, hospitals, ambulatory care settings and end-stage renal disease facilities.