This week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
(HHS) released the 2014 Annual Progress Report on the National
Strategy for Quality Improvement in Health Care. The National
Quality Strategy is an initiative led by the Agency for Healthcare
Research and Quality (AHRQ) on behalf of HHS. To review the
Annual Progress Report, click here.
|In coordination with the publication of the National Quality
Strategy Annual Progress Report, AHRQ also released an
update on more than 200 health care quality and access
measures for each State and the District of Columbia, known
as State Snapshots, which can be analyzed by type of care,
treatment setting, clinical condition, insurance status, race,
and income. State Snapshots data come from the 2013
National Healthcare Quality Report and National Healthcare
Disparities Report, which together comprise the Nation’s most
complete source of data on the use of health care and health
insurance coverage. Trend data for most measures span from
2000–2002 to 2010–2011.
|For more information about the National Quality Strategy,
go to Working for Quality. To learn more about how your
organization can put the NQS priorities into action, download
a stakeholder toolkit.
|This year’s report highlights: