AHRQ Tools

Tools from the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (ARHQ)

Electronic Preventive Services Selector – The ePSS is an application designed to help primary care clinicians identify clinical preventive services that are appropriate for their patients. Use the tool to search and browse U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on the web or on your PDA or mobile device. http://epss.ahrq.gov/PDA/index.jsp

AHRQ Funded Project Resources Archives – This toolkit provides sample resource documents, such as project schedules, business associate agreements, and requests for proposals (RFPs from organizations that have successfully adopted HIT applications and systems. healthit.ahrq.gov/health-it-tools-and-resources/ahrq-funded-project-resources-archives

Children’s Electronic Health Record Format – This format provides information about critical functionality, data elements and other requirements that need to be present in an EHR system to address health care needs specific to the care of children, especially those enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP. healthit.ahrq.gov/health-it-tools-and-resources/childrens-electronic-health-record-ehr-format

Consumer HIT Human Factors Design Guide – This guide provides guidance and human factors design considerations that will help designers and developers create consumer HIT applications that are useful resources to achieve better health. healthit.ahrq.gov/health-it-tools-and-resources/consumer-health-information-technology-home-guide-human-factors-design

Health Information Exchange Evaluation Toolkit – Evaluations allow us to determine whether or not what one has set out to accomplish has been accomplished, and to help us to understand what has worked in a given project and what has not. healthit.ahrq.gov/health-it-tools-and-resources/health-information-exchange-hie-evaluation-toolkit

HIT Evaluation Measures: Quick Reference Guides – These quick reference guides provide details about individual measures that can be incorporated into a HIT evaluation plan. healthit.ahrq.gov/health-it-tools-and-resources/health-it-evaluation-measures-quick-reference-guides

HIT Evaluation Toolkit – Evaluations allow us to determine whether or not what one has set out to accomplish has been accomplished, and to help us understand what has worked in a given project and what has not. healthit.ahrq.gov/health-it-tools-and-resources/health-it-evaluation-toolkit

HIT Literacy Guide – This guide and checklist provide resources for the development of HIT. healthit.ahrq.gov/health-it-tools-and-resources/health-it-literacy-guide

HIT Survey Compendium – Surveys are useful tools for collecting both quantitative and qualitative data when evaluating health information technology projects. healthit.ahrq.gov/health-it-tools-and-resources/health-it-survey-compendium

Implementation Toolsets for E-Prescribing – AHRQ funded the development two e-prescribing implementation “toolsets” one aimed at health care provider organizations, ranging from small independent offices to larger medical groups and “safety net” clinics, and the other aimed at independent pharmacies. healthit.ahrq.gov/health-it-tools-and-resources/implementation-toolsets-e-prescribing

Pediatric Documentation Templates – Having templates for acute and chronic conditions can assist providers by increasing the efficiency with which a visit is documented and enhancing adherence to clinical guidelines for those conditions. healthit.ahrq.gov/health-it-tools-and-resources/pediatric-documentation-templates

Pediatric Rules and Reminders – Reminders are elements of clinical decision support (CDS that can be an effective mechanism for improving adherence to clinical guidelines. healthit.ahrq.gov/health-it-tools-and-resources/pediatric-rules-and-reminders

Time and Motions Studies Database – The application of computing to health care changes how, when, and where clinicians collect and retrieve patient information. Measuring the impacts of technology on clinical tasks often involves performing a time and motion study. healthit.ahrq.gov/health-it-tools-and-resources/time-and-motion-studies-database

Workflow Assessment for HIT Toolkit – This toolkit is designed for people and organizations interested or involved in the planning, design, implementation, and use of HIT in ambulatory care. healthit.ahrq.gov/health-it-tools-and-resources/workflow-assessment-health-it-toolkit