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Research Summary


AHRQ’s Health Information Technology (IT) Program’s mission is directly aligned with the overall AHRQ mission. Through rigorous research, AHRQ generates the ground-breaking knowledge, tools, and data needed to improve health system performance and health outcomes. The research products yielded may be used by patients, healthcare professionals, and policymakers to make informed decisions based on the most current evidence available. Furthermore, AHRQ’s cutting-edge research galvanizes collaboration across agencies within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and with other partners to empower evidence-based decision making at all levels of the healthcare system and to achieve the goals of high-quality care, cost-effective spending of healthcare dollars, and improved health for the American people.

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Impact Stories


Emerging and Innovative Newly Funded Research

AHRQ continues to fund foundational research to identify solutions to ensure that health IT is designed and implemented in ways that improve quality and safety without placing excessive burden on users, including patients, physicians, and other members of the care team who use the technology.

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Emerging Research Stories