AHRQ Electronic Newsletter, July 12, 2016
Register now for a webinar on July 20 from 3 to 4 p.m. ET to learn about AHRQ’s updated MONAHRQ 7 software. The new software offers new types of health care quality data that organizations can provide to consumers who seek comparative information about hospitals, nursing homes and doctors. MONAHRQ 7 is designed for use by hospitals, hospital systems, hospital associations, nursing homes, public health departments, business and community alliances and other organizations that advocate health care quality improvement. The software’s new features allow users to report data from Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) surveys on nursing homes and clinicians and groups; to display data using more than 10 infographic templates that visually depict hospital and nursing home data on quality of care; and to show cost and quality data for coronary artery bypass grafting. Any organization can use MONAHRQ 7 either with inpatient and emergency department data it already has or by importing publicly available data such as Hospital Compare, Nursing Home Compare and Physician Compare from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.