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Notice of Intent to Publish Funding Opportunity Announcement to Improve Care Transitions Through the Use of Interoperable Health Information Technology (R01).
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; January 28, 2019. AHRQ Publication No. NOT-HS-19-009.
The introduction of information technology has transformed health care. This notice of intent from AHRQ announces an upcoming funding opportunity to support research exploring the adoption of interoperable information technologies to improve communication during transitions. The pending funding will help to refine and develop methods to assess implementation success.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Special Emphasis Notice. August 2, 2018. Publication No. NOT-HS-18-015.
This announcement highlights Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality funding opportunities for health services research to assess local, state, and system-level policy to address the opioid crisis, evaluate interventions to minimize opioid misuse, and understand the rapid increase in opioid-related hospitalizations.
Notice of Intent to Publish Funding Opportunity Announcements to Promote Implementation Science (R01) and Dissemination and Implementation Studies (R18).
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; October 25, 2016. AHRQ Publication No. NOT-HS-17-002.
Implementation science has been highlighted as a key component to achieve progress. This notice of intent from AHRQ provides information about two upcoming funding opportunities to support the adoption of implementation science in safety and quality improvement work. One (RO1) will help to refine and develop methods to assess implementation success and the other (R18) will support the dissemination of evidence-based patient-centered improvements.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Special Emphasis Notice. March 9, 2016. Publication No.NOT-HS-16-009.
AHRQ Announces Interest in Research About the Epidemiology of Patient Safety Risks and Harms in Ambulatory Health Care Settings.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Special Emphasis Notice. February 10, 2015. Publication No. NOT-HS-15-006.
This announcement highlights AHRQ funding opportunities to support continued research regarding effective tracking and identification of adverse incidents in ambulatory practice, with an emphasis on designing, refining, or validating epidemiological methods to augment the study of patient safety in ambulatory care.
Federal Register. Washington, DC: Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. September 4, 2013;78:54469-54470.
This notice calls for comments on a proposed government plan to research and promote adverse drug event reduction. The process for submitting public comments is now closed.
Agency information collection activities: Assessing the Impact of the National Implementation of TeamSTEPPS Master Training Program; comment request.
Federal Register. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. August 27, 2013;78:52927-52929.
This notice requests comments on a proposed project to evaluate TeamSTEPPS training and implementation efforts. The comment submission process is now closed.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; September 10, 2012.
The near elimination of central line–associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) in intensive care units (ICUs) in Michigan stands as one of the landmark accomplishments of the patient safety field. Although the checklist for CLABSI prevention has been widely publicized, equally important components of the intervention included the comprehensive unit-based safety program (CUSP) and interventions to improve safety culture in participating ICUs. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality subsequently sponsored an effort to extend the success of the Michigan initiative nationwide, centered around implementation of the CUSP. The initial results, presented in this press release, indicate another remarkable success, with CLABSI rates being reduced by 40% across 1100 participating ICUs. It is notable that these reductions were accomplished even though the baseline rate of CLABSI was already lower than in prior studies. The developer of CUSP, Dr. Peter Pronovost, was interviewed by AHRQ WebM&M in 2010.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; July 2011.
This announcement seeks participants in the AHRQ Patient Safety Culture Survey. Data collected will be hosted in a central repository for comparison with other similar organizations. The data submission process is now closed.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; November 3, 2010. Publication No. NOT-HS-11-002.
This announcement describes funding opportunities for research on health care–associated infections.
Federal Register. October 22, 2010;75:65359-65360.
This announcement discusses the Patient Safety Act, describes the role of Common Formats in collecting adverse event data through Patient Safety Organizations, and calls for feedback from the field to guide modifications.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Fed Register. September 2, 2009;74:45457-45458.
This announcement and accompanying Web site provide version 1.0 of the standardized guidelines for health care agencies to voluntarily report patient safety and health care information. Empowered by the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005, AHRQ-funded Patient Safety Organizations will analyze and organize the data.
10-State project to study methods to reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections in hospital ICUs.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; February 19, 2009.
This announcement highlights a program in 10 states that will test methods of reducing central-line–associated blood stream infections in hospital intensive care units.
Assessing the Evidence Base for Context-Sensitive Effectiveness and Safety of Patient Safety Practices: Developing Criteria.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; August 15, 2008. RFP Number AHRQ-2009-10001.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has announced a request for proposal (RFP) titled: "Assessing the Evidence Base for Context-Sensitive Effectiveness and Safety of Patient Safety Practices: Developing Criteria." In this RFP, clinical interventions are to be addressed within the context of organizations and systems. Offerors are expected to create multidisciplinary teams of experts in patient safety, research, and evaluation methodology to develop criteria that address the context (or external validity) of patient safety practice implementations, safety issues in patient safety practice implementation, and internal validity at the same time. The proposal submission process is now closed.
Federal Register. February 12, 2008;73:8112-8183.
These proposed rules seek to support the implementation of portions of the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 including how entities are defined as a patient safety organization (PSO) and how PSOs will collect and protect safety incident data. The comment period on the proposed rules is now closed.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Special Emphasis Notice. October 25, 2007. Publication No. NOT-HS-08-002.
Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; March 2007.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality announces the 2007–2008 Patient Safety Improvement Corps (PSIC) program. States and organizations participating in the program will select staff members and its hospital partners to train in patient safety improvement. The applications period for this program cycle is now closed.