Research Reports

The AHRQ Digital Healthcare Research Program funds research that yields actionable findings about which digital technologies have the potential to improve care. Learn how AHRQ investments have resulted in significant impacts and progress on behalf of the American public.

2022 Year in Review

Improving Healthcare Through AHRQ's Digital Healthcare Research Program

Our newly released report showcases innovative digital health research and highlights the impact the research has on:

  • Engaging and Empowering Patients
  • Optimizing Care Delivery for Clinicians
  • Supporting Health Systems in Advancing Care Delivery


Executive Summary: Hear from the Program Director Chris Dymek, Ed.D. about our ongoing commitment to support the evolving digital healthcare ecosystem.

Research Spotlight: Explore the potential of AI in healthcare and how decades of research on health information technology can help guide the development and implementation of healthcare AI.

Research Stories: Access 16 research stories—told in the Principal Investigators’ own words—that capture the breadth and depth of our efforts to advance digital healthcare technologies to meet the evolving needs of patients, clinicians, and health systems.




  • 2017 Annual Report (PDF, 1.55 MB)


  • 2016 Annual Report (PDF, 1.27 MB)


  • 2013-2015 Summary Report (PDF, 1.31 MB)


  • 2012 Annual Report Executive Summary (PDF, 294 KB)
  • 2012 Annual Report (PDF, 1.4 MB)


  • 2011 Annual Report Executive Summary (PDF, 244 KB)
  • 2011 Annual Report (PDF, 1.29 MB)
  • 2011 Annual Report with Project Summaries (PDF, 4.6 MB), which includes an introduction to the AHRQ Health IT Portfolio, as well as individual summaries for all projects active in 2011. 


  • 2010 Abridged Report (PDF, 8.6 MB) 
  • 2010 Complete Report (PDF, 11.21 MB), which includes the Abridged Report and summaries of all grant and contracts active during 2010


  • 2009 Abridged Report (PDF, 14.3 MB) 
  • 2009 Complete Report (PDF, 17.4 MB)
  • 2009 Success Stories (PDF, 588 KB)


  • 2008 Abridged Report (PDF, 1.6 MB) 
  • 2008 Complete Report (PDF, 4.7 MB)