AHRQ’s Digital Healthcare Research (DHR) program’s mission is to determine how the various components of the ever-evolving digital healthcare ecosystem can best come together to positively affect healthcare delivery and create value for patients and their families.
Our vision is that every patient and care team will have ready access to all applicable data and knowledge, mediated by advanced analytics and understandable visualizations, to address a patient’s health and healthcare. We are after ultimate data and knowledge liquidity at the point of care. By making health information available electronically when and where it is needed, digital healthcare can improve the quality of care, even as it makes health care more cost-effective.
The DHR program has invested in research grants and contracts awarded to over 306 distinct institutions in 48 States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
Chris Dymek, Ed. D., Director of the AHRQ Division of Digital Healthcare Research, presents the current and future priorities for the division, as well as highlights some of the past achievements.
The Digital Healthcare Research Program’s current priorities focus on supporting important research that determines how the various components of the ever evolving digital healthcare ecosystem can best come together to positively affect healthcare delivery and create value for patients and their families.
The Digital Healthcare Research Program’s annual report highlights the Program’s initiatives and demonstrates how the projects have contributed to the evidence base on the impact of the digital healthcare ecosystem on the quality, safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of healthcare.
Research stories highlight exemplary Digital Healthcare Research Program-funded projects that demonstrate positive impact on healthcare outcomes.
AHRQ’s Digital Healthcare Research leaders serve as our experts, who work to advance the Nation's goal of modernizing healthcare through effective use of the evolving digital healthcare ecosystem.