AHRQ--Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Advancing Excellence in Health Care

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This page includes announcements related to software updates, Federal Register notices and other pertinent updates for AHRQ QI users.

July 30, 2019

Release of AHRQ QI SAS QI and WinQI v2019 ICD-10-CM/PCS Software.

The software allows organizations to apply the AHRQ Quality Indicators (QIs) to their own data to assist quality improvement efforts in acute hospital settings. -New!


August 20, 2018

Minor release of WinQI v2018.0.1 ICD-10-CM/PCS (non-risk adjusted) software.

This is a minor release for v2018 and fixes a few issues identified in v2018. For details on what is fixed in this release, please see the
Release Note.


June 20, 2018

Release of AHRQ QI SAS QI and WinQI v2018 ICD-10-CM/PCS (non-risk adjusted) software.

The software allows organizations to apply the AHRQ Quality Indicators (QIs) to their own data to assist quality improvement efforts in acute hospital settings.


June 4, 2018

Give us your input on the AHRQ Quality Indicators (QIs)!

AHRQ wants to hear from you to help improve the QI program. We would like to better understand how different organizations use the AHRQ QIs and/or other quality measures, challenges and barriers these organizations face, and what resources are helpful in using measurement to guide quality improvement efforts.
If you are involved in quality improvement efforts within care delivery or quality improvement-focused organizations, we want to hear from you! Please complete the AHRQ Quality Indicator (QI) Survey. The survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete. Your feedback will help AHRQ make improvements to AHRQ QI resources (e.g., Hospital QI Toolkit), the QI software, and overall improvements to enhance your experience with the AHRQ QI program. Thank you!


May 16, 2018

This update concerns all versions of Area-level AHRQ Quality Indicators (QIs) beginning with v4.4

Program discovered that the QI Population Files contain some inaccurate county-level age- sex- and race-specific county population estimates beginning with 2012 calendar year. These files are currently underreview. In the interim, we have temporarily removed, these QI Population Files and the WinQI software program which embeds QI Population Files, as well as all related documentation from the AHRQ website. We encourage users to compute the area-level indicator rates with their own population files. As a result, the links to archived population files and WinQI software are disabled.This primarily affects the Prevention Quality Indicators (PQIs), although a few area-level indicators are embedded in the other three QI modules [Pediatric Quality Indicators (PDI 14-PDI 18. PDI 90-PDI 92), Patient Safety Indicator(PSI 21-PSI 27, all of which were retired in v7.0), and Inpatient Quality Indicators (IQI 26-IQI 29, all of which were retired in v7.0)]. Click here for details


March 26, 2018

Release of 2018 AHRQ MapIT software

The MapI T tool has been updated to use FYI 18 data to facilitate conversion of set names to ICD-10-CM/PCS codes. The Software Users Guide provides detailed information on installing and using the software and exporting using the results.


March 2, 2018

Opportunity for Public Comment on Scientific Acceptability of AHRQ QIs for Quality Improvement efforts.

Through a Request for Information (RFI), AHRQ is seeking input from the public, hospitals and other healthcare organizations, clinicians, quality improvement experts, researchers, and quality measure developers about current use of the AHRQ Quality Indicators (AHRQ QIs) for quality improvement efforts. Please see the link to the RFI here: - 2018-03243. The deadline to receive the comments is Mar 20, 2018, the link to the extended deadline can be found here: 2018-03964.


December 15, 2017

Release of AHRQ QI Beta software for v7.0.1 SAS QI and WinQI Software.

The updated version supports the 2017 Population file and an update to PSI 03.


September 22, 2017

AHRQ announces the retirement of indicators in v7.0: IQI Area Level, IQI Hospital Level, and PSI Area Level Hospital.


August 22, 2017

Release of updated AHRQ PDI software for v6.0.2 ICD-9-CM SAS QI and v6.0.2 WinQI for organizations to apply the AHRQ Quality Indicators (QIs) to their own data to assist quality improvement efforts in acute care hospital settings


July 18, 2017

Release of updated AHRQ PSI software for v6.0.2 ICD-9-CM SAS QI and v6.0.2 WinQI for organizations to apply the AHRQ Quality Indicators (QIs) to their own data to assist quality improvement efforts in acute care hospital settings


May 1, 2017

Release of updated AHRQ PQI software for v6.0.1 ICD-9-CM SAS QI and v6.0.2 WinQI for organizations to apply the AHRQ Quality Indicators (QIs) to their own data to assist quality improvement efforts in acute care hospital setings


March 22, 2017

Release of March 2017 AHRQ IQI Quality Indicators for v6.0 ICD-9-CM SAS QI and WinQI software for organizations to apply the AHRQ Quality Indicators (QIs) to their own data to assist quality improvement efforts in acute care hospital setings


March 9, 2017

AHRQ announcement regarding the removal and replacement of the v6.0 PSI Software Package for SAS QI and WinQI from QualityIndicators.AHRQ.GOV and future replacement plan. Further details are available here.


For news prior to 2017 see the Archive News page

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