AHRQ’s New Question Builder App Helps Patients Prepare for Medical Visits
March 12, 2019 11:39 ET | Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Rockville, Md., March 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) today launched a new mobile app to help patients be more engaged in their own healthcare. The...
New App Designed to Help Patients Report Health Outcomes Wins Top Prize from AHRQ
March 05, 2019 13:56 ET | Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Rockville, Md., March 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) today announced that an app called PRISM won the AHRQ Step Up App Challenge, a multi-phase...
Post-Hospital MRSA Infections Reduced By 30 Percent Through Use of Antiseptic Soap, Mouthwash, and Antibiotic Nasal Ointment
February 14, 2019 13:31 ET | Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Rockville, Md., Feb. 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections and hospitalizations after hospital discharge were reduced by 30 percent in patients...
AHRQ Analysis Finds Hospital-Acquired Conditions Declined By Nearly 1 Million from 2014-2017
January 29, 2019 14:47 ET | Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Rockville, Md., Jan. 29, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- New data released today by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) show...
Nearly One in Four Antibiotic Prescriptions Were Unnecessary in Study of Privately Insured Patients in 2016
January 17, 2019 11:05 ET | Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Rockville, Md., Jan. 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Of the 15.5 million antibiotic prescriptions filled in 2016 by a population of 19.2 million privately insured children and adults under age 65,...
AHRQ-Funded Patient Safety Research on Reducing Medication, Diagnostic Errors Featured in November Issue of Health Affairs
November 05, 2018 16:10 ET | Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Rockville, Md., Nov. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research studies funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and published today in Health Affairs highlight challenges and...
AHRQ and PCORI Announce Awards to Support The Next Generation of Learning-Health-System Researchers
September 25, 2018 10:17 ET | Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Rockville, Md., Sept. 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 25, 2018          Contact: Mary McNamara, PCORI  (202) 827-7000 Ext. 480                                         ...
New AHRQ Reports Highlight Seniors’ Struggles with Opioids
September 18, 2018 12:39 ET | Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Rockville, Md., Sept. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nearly 125,000 hospitalizations among older Americans involved opioid-related diagnoses in 2015, according to an Agency for Healthcare Research and...
Severe Complications Rise Sharply Among Women Giving Birth in Hospitals
September 04, 2018 14:51 ET | Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Rockville, Md., Sept. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The proportion of women who experienced serious complications while giving birth in U.S. hospitals rose 45 percent between 2006 and 2015, according...
Some Mobile Phone Apps Help Diabetes Patients Improve Health But Hundreds Remain Unstudied, AHRQ Report Finds
May 09, 2018 11:38 ET | Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Rockville, MD, May 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) on mobile phone applications for diabetes patients found that out of hundreds of...