MONAHRQ 3.0 releasedThe Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released version 3.0 of MONAHRQ (My Own Network, Powered by AHRQ). This free desktop software tool helps organizations quickly and easily generate a health care reporting Web site using their own local hospital discharge data, health care quality measures from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Hospital Compare Web site, and/or HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) patient survey measures.
The software is useful for organizations and community collaboratives such as hospitals and hospital associations, state health departments, health care data organizations, health plans, and Chartered Value Exchanges. MONAHRQ 3.0 adds four additional AHRQ Quality Indicators, including three composite measures; 12 additional Hospital Compare measures, including outpatient care and imaging use; and a new health topic on nursing-sensitive care.
The new version comes with updated AHRQ Quality Indicators software for Windows, updated Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, and a number of new Web site customization features.
For more information and to download MONAHRQ, go to http://www.monahrq.ahrq.gov/monahrq_software.shtml.