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AHRQ published a primer detailing how hospitals and health systems can reduce their carbon footprint and protect communities from climate threats.

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The HHS Office of Climate Change and Health Equity announced a climate change webinar series, beginning July 14, and shared a companion resource compendium.

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In its comments to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the association stressed the importance of considering hospital physical infrastructure and financial status in developing research and practice improvement strategies.

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These grants will support projects that implement patient-centered outcomes research evidence into clinical practice through clinical decision support.

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The toolkit includes a decision-making framework for antibiotic prescribing and strategies for developing an antibiotic stewardship program.

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A new Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality case study features Denver Health's investment in data, culture, and workforce improvements.

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Health care practices participating in accountable care organizations (ACOs) are more likely than non-ACO practices to use home visits to manage patients who need complex care.

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This webinar will introduce the AHRQ EPC Program and its evidence reviews and provide examples of how these reviews benefit hospitals and health systems.

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Recognizing that 88 percent of U.S. adults lack health literacy skills, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality published several resources to make health information easier to understand.

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The new web resource includes a rich collection of links to relevant studies and other research, a sidebar of reference materials, and a summary of how various organizations have worked to prevent burnout.

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The retrospective study used AHRQ Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project data from 2011 to 2015 to estimate the effects of Medicaid coverage expansion on hospital utilization rates, costs, and patient illness severity.

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The hospital-acquired condition rate, which captures 28 patient safety event measures, decreased 13 percent from 2014 to 2017.

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Health care providers can use this interactive tool to compare performance among states, identify areas for improvement, and find models for best practices.

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Essential hospitals MedStar Health, in Washington, D.C., and Christiana Care Health System, in Wilmington, Del., improved communication about patient safety events with a toolkit developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality will accept proposed topics for Evidence-based Practice Center reports through Sept. 21.

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The resources include a 12-step guide for reducing readmissions and a bilingual guide to aid patients and caregivers following discharge from the hospital.

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The reports will focus on prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and/or management of a specific condition; individual procedure, treatment, or technology; or organization or financial strategy.

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Hospital ownership of physician practices can yield benefits, including improved responsiveness to patient needs, University of California researchers have found.

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These snapshots allow health care providers and officials to compare performance with other states and identify areas for improvement.

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The report, mandated by Congress and released by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, found continued gaps in access to care and other health disparities.

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The map shows that 39 states experienced an increase in opioid-related hospitalizations, including 32 states that are home to at least one essential hospital.

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The project seeks to reduce harms caused by inappropriate antibiotic use; registration is open for a one-hour introductory webinar about the project.

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The Evidence-Based Practice Centers Program is seeking suggestions for treatment, tests, and methods of health care delivery that should be considered for extensive evaluation.

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Several leadership posts — including FDA commissioner, National Coordinator for Health IT, AHRQ director, and HRSA administrator — have been filled.

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The agency's Evidence-based Practice Centers Program wants to hear how health systems use evidence reports in decision-making.

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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) seeks information about how health care delivery organizations work to become “learning healthcare systems.”

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The data show about 125,000 fewer patients died because of hospital-acquired conditions from 2010 to 2015, resulting in a savings of $28 billion.

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The targets aim to significantly reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections, MRSA, Clostridium difficile cases, and other infections by 2020.

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The webinar will introduce AHRQ's updated hospital guide for delivering transitional care to reduce readmissions among adult Medicaid patients.

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The no-cost, updated quality indicator software is designed to aid quality improvement in acute-care hospital settings. AHRQ will host a July 19 webinar to detail changes to the software.

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The agency said patients who receive communication, counseling, or monitoring remotely for cardiovascular and respiratory disease experienced improved outcomes.

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The no-cost continuing education/continuing medical education video on how health IT systems can enable patient-centered care is available until June 30.

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The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities program aims to improve disparities in surgical care and outcomes among disadvantaged populations.

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Agency aims to find quality improvement measures to assess organization health literacy. Will interview organizations that have worked to improve patient health knowledge, health care system navigation, and condition self-management.

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Latest Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) patient safety data show gaps in care for racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups have become less pronounced over time.

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Agency collaborates with CMS to offer technical assistance to hospitals working on quality improvement projects for children in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

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Resource helps hospitals apply concepts from the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections and create a culture of safety at the unit level.

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New AHRQ report finds patients experienced 1.3 million fewer hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) from 2010 through 2013, saving a projected 50,000 lives.

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