AHRQ releases MONAHRQ Version 2.0
Research Activities, September 2011
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released Version 2.0 of MONAHRQ, its unique, desktop, Windows®-based software application for developing Web sites for hospital quality public reporting or research use. MONAHRQ 2.0 gives users the ability to report the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) Hospital Compare (http://www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov) measure results along with, or instead of, their own inpatient discharge data. AHRQ has also updated the 2.0 Web page design to be more streamlined and user-friendly.
Web sites created with MONAHRQ 2.0 provide information in four areas: quality of care for specific hospitals; provision of services by hospitals for health conditions and procedures; potentially avoidable hospitalizations; and rates of health conditions and procedures. Users can download MONAHRQ 2.0 from the MONAHRQ site (http://www.monahrq.ahrq.gov).
To explore a live MONAHRQ-generated Web site, visit AHRQ's new MONAHRQ demo Web site at http://www.monahrq.ahrq.gov/demo/index.html, which was generated using MONAHRQ 2.0 and synthetic data. Please contact MONAHRQ@ahrq.gov with any questions or comments.