AHRQ Health IT Program Update- National Health IT Week

AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy featured in Government Health IT Commentary

AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy, MD is featured this week in Government Health IT, urging continued use of health IT to improve patient care as National Health IT Week is recognized. Dr. Clancy identifies some of the Agency’s key health IT research initiatives including Project ECHO, Project Red, and the Active Aging Research Center. These projects leverage technology to achieve patient-centered care by tracking and reducing medical errors, bringing care to vulnerable and complex patient groups, and ensuring that every patient gets care according to his or her wishes. In addition to health IT research, AHRQ provides practical resources for healthcare practitioners. AHRQ has developed a workflow assessment toolkit, e-prescribing toolsets, and a guide for clinicians to establish interactive personal health records.

Click here for Dr. Clancy’s commentary: http://www.govhealthit.com/blog/national-health-it-week-celebrating-hit-essential-tool.

For more information about National Health IT Week, please visit www.healthitweek.org.

A complete list of AHRQ’s free health IT tools and resources can be found at: http://healthit.ahrq.gov/portal/server.pt/community/health_it_tools_and_resources/919.