Geographic Scope: Nationwide
Client(s): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Technical Expertise: Health Information Technology
Established in 2004, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Health IT Program is chartered to develop evidence that health IT can be used to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of the United States healthcare system. AHRQ established the National Resource Center for Health IT (NRC) to help disseminate the results of AHRQ-sponsored projects, synthesizing results into an extensive knowledge base that can be utilized by healthcare, research, policy and technology professionals across the country.
As part of the NRC, JSI was tasked with the overall reporting and monitoring of the AHRQ Health IT grantees. The project aimed to promote and enable information sharing and synergy across projects; disseminate information about the projects themselves (e.g., project focus, types of health IT applications used, challenges and innovations), findings, tools and other 'outputs' (e.g., publications, surveys) with the health IT community at large; and enable the annual evaluation of the effectiveness of the AHRQ Health IT portfolio's activities.