Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Delivering Health Care - Part 1
Lecture:Organization of Health Care and the Federal, State, and Local Levels
Slide content:Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) - 2 Helps organizations adopt new technology Areas of research: Effectiveness of treatments Quality improvement and patient safety Illness prevention and care management Health care value 9
Slide notes:AHRQ helps organizations adopt new information technology, such as computerized medical records. It researches the effectiveness of treatments, including drugs, devices, diagnostic tests, and surgery, so patients and physicians can make informed decisions. The agencys other research interests are quality improvement and patient safety, illness prevention and care management, and issues of health care value, such as the affordability of health care. 9