AHRQ Director Andy Bindman Underscores Agency Efforts to Apply Research to Care in Interview with Patient Safety Network

AHRQ Director Andy Bindman, M.D., outlined the agency’s robust research agenda on health care delivery, emphasized the need to transfer research findings into the hands of clinicians, and emphasized the strong potential of health information technology to improve care in a recent interview with the AHRQ-sponsored Patient Safety Network (PSNet). Dr. Bindman touched on other topics, as well, including physician burnout, the use of telehealth and the agency’s effort to better understand the role that health systems play in generating, adopting and applying evidence in a systematic way at the frontlines of care.  Dr. Bindman, appointed as AHRQ’s director in May, was previously a professor of medicine, health policy, epidemiology, and biostatistics at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF).