Healthcare system design – Resources from AHRQ

The health care system in the United States has been the subject of much debate as experts try to determine the best way to deliver high-quality care. In Crossing the Quality Chasm,1 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) called for the redesign of health care delivery systems and their external environments to promote care that is safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable. Below are examples of research, resources, and tools on system design developed with support from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

Introduction
Research
   Efficiency and Value
   System Change and Quality Improvement
   Organization and Delivery of Care
   Organizational Culture, Work Force, and Working Environment
   External Catalysts for System Design and Performance: Regulation, Payment, and Reporting
Tools and Guidance
   Efficiency and Value
   Systemwide Transformation
   Innovation and Performance Improvement in Care Delivery
   Process Redesign
   Enhancing Minority Health, Cultural Competency, and Health Literacy
   Implementing Information Technology and Other Health Technologies
Useful Links
For More Information
References


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