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Tools & Resources

AHRQ Partnerships in Implementing Patient Safety
AHRQ Resources on Consumer Financial IncentivesNew!
AHRQ Resources on Pay for Performance (P4P)
AHRQ Resources on System DesignNew!
Americans as Health Care Consumers: The Role of Quality Information—Update
Americans as Health Care Consumers: The Role of Quality Information
Asthma Health Disparities Collaborative Coalition Guide
Case Studies from the Quality Improvement Support System
Chartered Value Exchanges: Local Networks with National Standards
   Scoring FormNew!
   Scoring GuideNew!
   Frequent QuestionsNew!
Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies
Collaboration in Improving the Quality of Health Care: USA-UK Joint Statement of Intent
Designing and Implementing Medicaid Disease and Care Management Programs: A User's GuideNew!
Development of Electronic Transition Tools for Home Health Care
Health Care Efficiency Measures: Identification, Categorization, and EvaluationNew
Health Care Quality Glossary
Improving Health Care Quality: Fact Sheet
Improving the Quality of Asthma Care
Improving the Quality of Diabetes Care
   Diabetes Care Quality Improvement: A Resource Guide for State Action—Supplement
Is Our Pharmacy Meeting Patients' Needs?
Leadership by Example: Coordinating Government Roles in Improving Health Care Quality
   Institute of Medicine report on Federal quality activities
Managing and Evaluating Rapid-Cycle Process Improvements as Vehicles for Hospital System Redesign
Meeting Medicaid's Cost and Quality Challenges: The Role of AHCPR Research
Monitoring and Evaluating Medicaid Fee-for-Service Care Management Programs: User's Guide
On-Time Quality Improvement for Long-Term Care
Patient Safety Improvement Corps
Patient Self-Management Support Programs: An Evaluation
Pay for Performance: A Decision Guide for Purchasers
Priority Areas for National Action: Transforming Health Care Quality
Purchaser-Provider Synergies Overview
Quality Improvement and Performance Measurement in Medicaid Care Management: Fact Sheet
Regional Coalition Collaboration GuideNew!
Strategies to Improve Communication Between Pharmacy Staff and Patients
TeamSTEPPS™: Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety
Theory and Reality of Value-Based Purchasing: Lessons from the Pioneers
Toolkit for Redesign in Health Care: Final Report
Tools for Hospitals and Health Care Systems

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Conferences & Meetings

AHRQ's Quality Challenge Summit
AHRQ Summit—Improving Health Care Quality for All Americans: Celebrating Success, Measuring Progress, Moving Forward
   Summit Summary / Video Summary
Assessing Quality of Care for Diabetes: Conference Final Report
Ambulatory Care Quality Alliance Invitational Meetings on Performance Measurement, Data Aggregation, and Reporting: Summaries:
   Seventh Meeting Summary
   Sixth Meeting Summary
   Fifth Meeting Summary
   Fourth Meeting Summary
   Third Meeting Summary
   Second Meeting Summary
   First Meeting Summary
Partnerships for Networked Consumer Health Information
Reducing Errors in Pediatric Medicine: Archived Version of an Interactive Web Conference
Toward a Research Agenda on Quality-Payment Alignment: Findings From an Invitational Colloquium

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Consumer Information

Assessing the Quality of Health Information on the Internet
Consumer Health Informatics and Patient Decisionmaking: Summary
Improving Consumer Choice
Quality of Health Information on the Internet—Enabling Consumers To Tell Fact from Fraud
Your Guide to Choosing Quality Health Care

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Research in Action

AHRQ Tools and Resources for Better Health Care
Expanding Patient-Centered Care To Empower Patients and Assist Providers
How Four Purchasers Designed and Implemented Quality-Based Purchasing Activities: Lessons From the Field
Prescription Drug Therapies: Reducing Costs and Improving Outcomes
Reducing and Preventing Adverse Drug Events To Decrease Hospital Costs

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Speeches & Testimony

Date   Title
9/28/07 Value and Sustainability in Health IT: HHS Secretary Leavitt at AHRQ Annual Meeting
1/9/06 Highlights and Implications from the Findings of the National Healthcare Quality Report and Disparities Report
10/25/05 Health Information Technology, Quality of Care, and Evidence-based Medicine: An Interlinked Triad
9/9/05 Health Information Technology and the "Quality Movement"
6/9/05 Testimony on Patient Safety Activities at HHS
6/8/05 Quality Is the Goal for Patient Safety and Health IT
4/4/05 The Quality Challenge
3/19/04 Testimony on Health Care Quality Initiatives

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