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Date   Top Story
2011    
10/11/11 New AHRQ Report Highlights Hospitals' Progress in Reducing Bloodstream Infections
9/1/11 New AHRQ Safety Culture Report Shows Strengths, Areas for More Effort in Nursing Homes
7/7/11 New AHRQ Toolkit Helps Medical Practices Examine the Impact of Health IT on Workflow
6/7/11 Technology, Collaboration Help Improve Hepatitis C Outcomes in Community Settings, AHRQ-Funded Study Shows
5/9/11 New Quality Initiatives Should Push Pace of Health Care Improvement
4/7/11 HHS Releases National Strategy for Quality Improvement in Health Care Report
3/2/11 Health Care Quality Still Improving Slowly, But Disparities and Gaps in Access to Care Persist, According to New AHRQ Reports
2/11/11 Landmark Initiative to Reduce Healthcare-Associated Infections Cuts Deaths Among Medicare Patients in Michigan Intensive Care Units
1/14/11 AHRQ Health IT Portfolio 2009 Annual Report Now Available

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2010    
12/6/10 AHRQ Director's Commentary Provides Insight on Patient Safety and Medical Liability Reform
11/4/10 AHRQ Awards $34 Million To Expand Fight Against Healthcare-Associated Infections
10/6/10 Dr. Atul Gawande Discusses Challenges in Health Care with Attendees at AHRQ's Annual Conference
9/2/10 New AHRQ Data Show Healthcare-associated Infections Greatly Increase the Length and Cost of Hospital Stays
6/10/10 AHRQ Study Shows Using Bar-code Technology with eMAR Reduces Medication Errors
3/11/10 AHRQ Tools Support Teamwork and Patient Safety Awareness Week

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2009    
12/17/09 Special Issue: AHRQ Announces Interest in Research on Health Care-Associated Infections in Ambulatory Care Settings
11/17/09 HHS Awards $17 Million in a New National Initiative To Fight Health Care-associated Infections
9/4/09 National Coordinator for Health IT Stresses Importance of Electronic Health Record Systems
7/27/09 HHS Secretary Sebelius Releases Inaugural Health Care "Success Story" About Michigan Keystone ICU Project
5/28/09 HHS Secretary Sebelius Highlights AHRQ Reports on Health Care Quality and Disparities
3/26/09 Comparative Effectiveness Funding in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
2/20/09 10-State Project to Study Methods to Reduce Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in Hospital ICUs
1/7/09 New Report Recommends Strategies to Reduce Medical Resident Fatigue-Related Errors and Improve Training

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2008  
11/21/08 Final Rule for Patient Safety Organizations Issued
10/3/08 AHRQ awards $3 million to help reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections in hospital ICUs
8/20/08 New AHRQ Study Finds Surgical Errors Cost Nearly $1.5 Billion Annually
7/18/08 Barcoded Technology Promising for Reducing Medication Administration Errors But Needs Refinement, According to AHRQ Researchers
6/12/08 AHRQ Director Testifies on Activities of Interoperable Health IT and Discussion Draft Health IT Bill
5/14/08 AHRQ and RWJF Release New Resource for Nurses
4/15/08 AHRQ 2008 Comparative Database Report Shows Upward Trend for Hospital Patient Safety Culture, Highlights Areas to Focus Improvement
3/11/08 Modest Health Care Quality Gains Outpaced By Spending, According to New AHRQ Reports
2/13/08 New Patient Safety Proposed Regulation Aims To Improve Health Care Quality and Patient Safety
1/14/08 Physicians Want To Learn From Medical Mistakes but Say Current Error-Reporting Systems Are Inadequate

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2007    
12/10/07 AHRQ Director Delivers Opening Remarks at Institute of Medicine Workshop on Resident Work Hours and Patient Safety
11/5/07  New AHRQ-Funded Study Finds Technical Errors Are Pervasive in Surgical Procedures
10/3/07  HHS Secretary Leavitt Announces Plan to Share Medicare Physician Performance Measurement Results Through Local Value Exchanges at AHRQ's 2007 Annual Conference
9/11/07  AHRQ WebM&M to Provide Content for Largest Health Care Web Portal in China
8/6/07  AHRQ's PSIC Program Helped Launch Color-Coded Wristband Program for Arizona Hospitals
7/2/07  AHRQ's New 2007 Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture Comparative Database Report Says Teamwork is Working but Handoffs Need to Improve
6/4/07  AHRQ Patient Safety Grantee Dr. Mary Patterson and Her Colleagues Are Working To Mitigate Medical Errors in Children's Hospital Emergency Departments
5/7/07  AHRQ Activities at National Patient Safety Foundation Annual Meeting
4/6/07  AHRQ Partnerships in Implementing Patient Safety Grantees To Be Featured at NPSF Meeting in May
3/9/07  AHRQ and Ad Council Encourage Patients to Ask Questions and Get More Involved With Their Health Care
2/9/07  AHRQ's Fiscal Year 2008 Budget Request is $329.6 Million
1/12/07  AHRQ Issues Fourth Annual National Reports on Health Care Quality and Disparities

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2006    
12/1/06  AHRQ-Sponsored DVD Demonstrates Safe Techniques for Chest Tube Insertion
11/6/06  AHRQ and Department of Defense Release New Patient Safety Team Training Toolkit
10/6/06  Medicare Pays Hospitals $300 Million a Year for Treating Adverse Events, but Payments Cover Less than One-Third of Additional Costs
9/8/06  New National Study of Medical Interns Finds Majority Exceed Work Hour Limits—A Second Study Finds a Link Between Needle Stick Injuries and Long Shifts
8/11/06  AHRQ Study Finds Harmful Medication Errors in Children
7/10/06  AHRQ Annual Patient Safety/Health IT Conference Draws More Than 700 Researchers and Stakeholders
6/2/06  AHRQ Study Finds Computer Alerts Can Help Reduce Prescribing of Drugs That May Interact with Blood Thinners
5/5/06  AHRQ Study Finds Wrong-site Surgery Rare and Preventable
4/7/06  AHRQ Launches New Web-based Tool for States to Measure Quality Performance
3/3/06  Register Now for AHRQ's Listening Sessions on Patient Safety Organizations Set for March 8, 13, and 16
1/10/06  AHRQ Issues Third Annual National Reports on Health Care Quality and Disparities

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2005    
12/2/05  New AHRQ Study Finds Mixed Compliance with Medication Warning Labels
11/4/05  AHRQ-Funded Patient Safety ICU Collaborative Earns JCAHO's 2005 Codman Award
10/12/05  HHS Awards More Than $22.3 Million to Implement Health Information Technology Systems
9/9/05  Hurricane Katrina May Affect the Continuous Quality Data Reporting Necessary for Hospital Compare Project
6/25/05  Publication Highlights Findings From AHRQ's Patient Safety Research Portfolio
6/14/05  AHRQ Annual Conference Draws Hundreds of Grantees and Stakeholders
5/6/05  AHRQ Releases Advances in Patient Safety—A Four-Volume Compendium
4/13/05  AHRQ Launches New National Patient Safety Network Web Site
4/5/05  Quality Challenge Issued at National Summit
3/25/05  Study Finds Hospital Leaders Have Serious Reservations About Mandatory Error Reporting
2/22/05  Second National Reports on Quality and Disparities Find Improvements in Health Care Quality, Although Disparities Remain
1/14/05  Medical Interns Who Work Extended-Duration Shifts Double Their Risk of Car Crashes When Driving Home from the Hospital

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2004    
11/23/04  New National Patient Safety Survey Developed by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, AHRQ, and the Harvard School of Public Health
11/1/04  Limiting Medical Interns' Work Hours Can Reduce Serious Medical Errors in ICUs
10/1/04  AHRQ's Making the Health Care System Safer: Third Annual Patient Safety Conference Highlights New Tools and Findings

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