Health Care Innovations Exchange: End-of-Life Care Issues

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AHRQ Health Care Innovations

New Issue Focuses on

End-of-Life Care Issues

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announces the December 18 issue of the Health Care Innovations Exchange (

  • The featured Innovations describe three programs that aimed to increase rates of advance care planning: one that provided education and trained nonphysician facilitators to guide patients and their families in advance care planning; another in which a State-mandated council focused on end-of-life policy issues; and a third in which care coordinators used a culturally sensitive, tailored approach to discuss advance care directives with seniors. 
  • The featured QualityTools include a program and a Web site that offer resources to help people make informed decisions about end-of-life care and services, as well as a program that offers health care professionals the tools, training, and technical assistance necessary to start successful palliative care programs.
  • To access more innovation profiles and tools related to end-of-life care, go to
Events and Podcasts:
  • December TweetChat
    Thank you for participating in the December 3 TweetChat, Chats on Change: Creating a Successful Health Information Exchange, with Randy Farmer, Chief Operating Officer for the Delaware Health Information Network. The event transcript is now available on the Event page.

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New issues of the Innovations Exchange are published biweekly on Wednesdays, with the exception of January. The first 2014 issue will be published on January 15. Please contact us at with any questions or comments.

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