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Agency for Healthcare Research Quality

Quality & Patient Safety

Health Information Technology
Electronic health records — innovation — privacy — international standards — data sources — clinical vocabulary

National Quality Measures Clearinghouse™
Evaluate health care quality — online database — process — outcome — access — patient experience

CAHPS®—Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems
Consumer feedback — survey and report tools — fact sheet — impact

Measuring Healthcare Quality
Studies and projects — standardized methods — performance measures

Medical Errors & Patient Safety
Scope of problem — reducing errors — research program — patient safety tools — patient tips

WebM&M: Morbidity & Mortality Rounds
Patient safety forum— learning modules — analysis of medical errors

Quality Indicators
Hospital quality measures — prevention — inpatient — patient safety

Quality Information & Improvement
Employer experience — consumer information — case studies — glossary — Chartered Value Exchanges

Communicating with consumers — health care report cards

Archived Web Sites

These Web sites related to early initiatives in improving quality care are maintained for archival purposes only.

 President's Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry
 Quality Interagency Coordination Task Force
New Report: Strategies To Reduce Fatigue-Related Errors
Final Rule Issued
for Patient Safety Organizations
News & Information
Newsroom   Media Resources
Publications & Products
Information Quality Guidelines
Freedom of Information
Electronic Policies
Other HHS Agencies
Special Interest
State & Local Policymakers
Nursing Research
Grants On-Line Database
PDA Applications
How AHRQ Helps People
AHRQ Advancing Excellence in Health Care