Tuesday, March 6, 2012

AHRQ Quality Indicators Toolkit for Hospitals

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has developed an array of health care decision making and research tools that can be used by program managers, researchers, and others at the Federal, State and local levels. The Quality Indicators (QIs) are measures of health care quality that make use of readily available hospital inpatient administrative data. The current AHRQ QI modules expand HCUP QIs. The QIs can be used to highlight potential quality concerns, identify areas that need further study and investigation, and track changes over time.

In response to high demand for a recent Webinar about the AHRQ Quality IndicatorsTM Toolkit for Hospitals, AHRQ is repeating this popular event. Participants will hear live presentations about the toolkit from its developers and learn from a quality expert at a hospital that tested it.

The toolkit is a free resource to guide hospitals through the process of using the AHRQ Inpatient Quality Indicators (IQIs) and Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs) to improve care.

Webinar information:
Date: Tuesday, March 13
Time: 3:00-4:30 pm Eastern Standard Time
Register at: http://meet63385651.adobeconnect.com/hospitaltoolkitregistration2/event/event_info.html
(Note: If you registered for the first Webinar but could not participate, you can register for the repeat Webinar by simply entering your email address and password.)

The Webinar will cover:
-The purpose of the toolkit.
-How it was developed.
-How it is organized for easy use.
-How a hospital has used it to assess performance on the indicators, identify priorities, and implement changes to improve quality and safety.

Download the AHRQ Quality IndicatorsTM Toolkit for Hospitals at: http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/qitoolkit

More information on the AHRQ Quality Indicators is available at: http://www.qualityindicators.ahrq.gov/

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