Program Overview

AHRQ's digital healthcare initiative is part of the Nation's strategy to put information technology to work in healthcare. 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.

AHRQ’s Digital Healthcare Research Program’s mission is to produce and disseminate evidence about how the evolving digital healthcare ecosystem can best advance the quality, safety, and effectiveness of healthcare for patients and their families. To fulfill its mission, AHRQ’s Digital Healthcare Research Program has invested in research grants and contracts awarded to over 289 distinct institutions in 48 States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

Director's Corner

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.

Current Priorities

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.

Research Reports

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.

Impact Stories

Impact stories highlight exemplary Digital Healthcare Research Program-funded projects that demonstrate positive impact on healthcare outcomes.

Our Experts

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.