Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Evolution of and Trends in Health Care in the U.S.
Lecture:Quality Indicators and Comparative Effectiveness Research
Slide content:Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Part of Department of Health and Human Services Mission: To improve quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans Safety and quality: Reduce risk of harm Effectiveness: Improve health care outcomes Efficiency: Transform research into practice 7
Slide notes:An important organization that is improving the quality of health care in the United States is the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, also known as "arc". AHRQ is a part of the Department of Health and Human Services. Its mission is to improve quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. It attempts to improve health care outcomes by emphasizing the use of evidence to reduce risk of harm and to improve health care outcomes. AHRQ attempts to transform health research into practice in order to facilitate wider access to effective health care services; there is also a mission to reduce unnecessary costs 7