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Tools & Resources

Advancing Pharmacy Health Literacy Practices Through Quality Improvement: Curricular Modules for Faculty
Americans as Health Care Consumers: The Role of Quality Information—Update
Americans as Health Care Consumers: The Role of Quality Information
Assessing the Evidence for Context-Sensitive Effectiveness and Safety of Patient Safety Practices: Developing Criteria
Asthma Health Disparities Collaborative Coalition Guide
Asthma Return-on-Investment Calculator
Best Practices in Public Reporting
   No. 1. How To Effectively Present Health Care Performance Data To Consumers
   No. 2: Maximizing Consumer Understanding of Public Comparative Quality Reports: Effective Use of Explanatory Information
   No. 3. How to Maximize Public Awareness and Use of Comparative Quality Reports Through Effective Promotion and Dissemination Strategies
Case Studies from the Quality Improvement Support System
Chartered Value Exchanges: Local Networks with National Standards
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
Consumer Financial Incentives: AHRQ Resources
Designing and Implementing Medicaid Disease and Care Management Programs: A User's Guide
Development of Electronic Transition Tools for Home Health Care
Five AHRQ-Supported Studies Featured in March 2012 Health Affairs
Health Care Efficiency Measures: Identification, Categorization, and Evaluation
Health Care Quality Glossary
Improving Health Care Quality: Fact Sheet
Improving the Quality of Asthma Care
   Asthma Care Quality Improvement: A Resource Guide for State Action—Update
   Asthma Care Quality Improvement: A Workbook for State Action
Improving the Quality of Diabetes Care
   Diabetes Care Quality Improvement: A Resource Guide for State Action
   Diabetes Care Quality Improvement: Workbook for State Action
   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 Exit Disclaimer
   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
Methodological Considerations in Generating Provider Performance Scores for Use in Public Reporting: A Guide for Community Quality Collaboratives
Model Public Report Elements: A Sampler
Monitoring and Evaluating Medicaid Fee-for-Service Care Management Programs: User's Guide
National Evaluation of the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) Quality Demonstration Grant Program
On-Time Quality Improvement for Long-Term Care
Partnerships in Implementing Patient Safety (PIPS)
Patient Safety Improvement Corps
Patient Self-Management Support Programs: An Evaluation
Pay for Performance: A Decision Guide for Purchasers
Pay for Performance (P4P): AHRQ Resources
Priority Areas for National Action: Transforming Health Care Quality
Promoting Safety and Quality Through Human Resource Practices
Purchaser-Provider Synergies Overview
Quality Diagnostic Tools for States
Quality Improvement and Performance Measurement in Medicaid Care Management: Fact Sheet
Regional Coalition Collaboration Guide
Researching Implementation and Change While Improving Quality
Selecting Quality and Resource Use Measures: A Decision Guide for Community Quality Collaboratives
System Design: AHRQ Resources
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
Using Workforce Practices To Drive Quality Improvement: A Guide for Hospitals

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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:
   AQA 2012 Meeting Summary
Expanding Research and Evaluation Designs to Improve the Science Base for Health Care and Public Health Quality Improvement Symposium
Opportunities for Advancing Delivery System Research
Partnerships for Networked Consumer Health Information
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
Quality of Health Information on the Internet—Enabling Consumers To Tell Fact from Fraud

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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
2/1/08 Making the Connection: Value-Driven Health Care, Health Information Technology, and Quality Care

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