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NEWS from 2007

July 9 2007 – Register Now

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) invites you to attend the AHRQ 2007 Quality Indicators User Meeting to be held at the Bethesda North Marriott Convention Center, in Bethesda, MD on Friday, September 28, 2007 from 10:30 – 3:00 p.m.

The user meeting is intended both for active users of the AHRQ Quality Indicators and for those interested in how the AHRQ QI might be used in their organizations. The sessions will focus on lessons learned from current validation studies and plans for future validation efforts:

  • Validation studies in the literature and current research activities
  • Results from the AHRQ QI Validation Collaborative Pilot for selected Patient Safety Indicators
  • Guidance on use of the AHRQ QI medical record data collection tools to improve data quality and processes of care
  • Future directions for collaborative validation studies of the AHRQ QI

The User Meeting is being held in conjunction with the AHRQ 2007 Annual Meeting: Improving Healthcare, Improving Lives. Additional general conference information, hotel accommodations and registration information is available on the AHRQ 2007 Annual Meeting conference web site at www.blsmeetings.net/2007ahrqannual

For questions, please contact QIsupport@ahrq.hhs.gov or leave a voicemail at (301) 427-1949.

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March 12 2007 – Release of AHRQ Quality Indicator Version 3.1

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is pleased to announce the release of the AHRQ Quality Indicator Version 3.1 for the Prevention Quality Indicators (PQI), Inpatient Quality Indicators (IQI), Patient Safety Indicators (PSI), and Pediatric Quality Indicator (PedQI) modules. The software and documentation are now available for download from the AHRQ QI web site at: www.qualityindicators.ahrq.gov/Archive/Software.aspx

Some of the features incorporated into Version 3.1 are described in the AHRQ QI newsletter at: 2007-February-AHRQ-QI-Newsletter.

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March 10 2007 – Release of AHRQ Quality Indicator Version 3.2

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announces the release of the AHRQ Quality Indicator Version 3.2 for the Prevention Quality Indicators (PQI), Inpatient Quality Indicators (IQI), Patient Safety Indicators (PSI), and Pediatric Quality Indicator (PedQI) modules. The software and documentation are now available for download from the AHRQ QI web site at: (www.qualityindicators.ahrq.gov/Archive/software.aspx).

This release will incorporate several indicator revisions made pursuant to the submission of the AHRQ Quality Indicators to the NQF consensus development process for National Voluntary Consensus Standards for Hospital Care: Additional Priorities, 2007 (http://www.qualityforum.org/projects/ongoing/hosp-priorities2007).

Relevant links to software and documentation are provided below.

  1. Prevention Quality Indicators FY2007 Coding Update (Version 3.2)
    Version 3.2 includes the FY2007 coding update of the AHRQ Prevention Quality Indicators. All PQI documentation and software are now available for download or viewing on the AHRQ Quality Indicators website (http://www.qualityindicators.ahrq.gov/Archive/default.aspx#pqi) in Microsoft® Word® and PDF format.
  2. Inpatient Quality Indicators FY2007 Coding Update (Version 3.2)
    Version 3.2 includes the FY2007 coding update of the AHRQ Inpatient Quality Indicators. All IQI documentation and software are now available for download or viewing on the AHRQ Quality Indicators website (http://www.qualityindicators.ahrq.gov/Archive/default.aspx#iqi) in Microsoft Word and PDF format.
  3. Patient Safety Indicators FY2007 Coding Update (Version 3.2)
    Version 3.2 includes the FY2007 coding update of the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators. All PSI documentation and software are now available for download or viewing on the AHRQ Quality Indicators website (http://www.qualityindicators.ahrq.gov/Archive/default.aspx#pqi) in Microsoft Word and PDF format.
  4. Pediatric Quality Indicators FY2007 Coding Update (Version 3.2)
    Version 3.2 includes the FY2007 coding update of the AHRQ Pediatric Quality Indicators. All PedQI documentation and software are now available for download or viewing on the AHRQ Quality Indicators website (http://www.qualityindicators.ahrq.gov/Archive/default.aspx#pdi) in Microsoft Word and PDF format.

For questions, please contact QIsupport@ahrq.hhs.gov or leave a voicemail at (301) 427-1949

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