Tools and Resources

The AHRQ Digital Healthcare Research Program has funded the development of tools to assist in planning for, implementing, and evaluating digital healthcare resources. While tools are freely available, they should be cited when referenced on the Web or in print.

AHRQ Digital Healthcare Research Publications Database

This database serves as a central repository for publications resulting from AHRQ Digital Healthcare Research-funded work that is PubMed or Google Scholar indexed.

Consumer Engagement and Human Factors

These guides provide guidance and human factors design considerations for designers and developers of consumer health IT applications.


Health Information Security and Privacy Collaboration Toolkit

This toolkit provides guidance for conducting organization-level assessments of business practices, policies, and State laws that govern the privacy and security of health information exchange (HIE).


Implementation Toolsets for E-Prescribing

These toolsets assist in the implementation of electronic prescribing and are aimed at both independent pharmacies and physician offices.

Pediatric Resources

These resources are aimed at those creating pediatric EHRs, and include sample content as well as requirements for data elements, standards, usability, functionality, and interoperability.


Project Resources Archives

These documents represent project resources from the health IT portfolio.

United States Health Information Knowledgebase (USHIK)

This knowledgebase is an online, publicly accessible registry and repository of health care-related metadata, specifications, and standards.