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MONAHRQ: Input Your Data Output Your Web site (Text Version)

Slide presentation from the AHRQ 2011 conference.

On September 19, 2011, Anne Elixhauser made this presentation at the 2011 Annual Conference. Select to access the PowerPoint® presentation (1.5 MB). Plugin Software Help.

Slide 1

MONAHRQ: Input Your Data. Output Your Web site.

Visit our Web site at:

For technical assistance or to join the MONAHRQ mailing list, E-mail:

Slide 2

From Data to Information to Action

Image: A flowchart shows the following process:

Hospital discharge data are already being collected → Hospital discharge data can generate valuable health care information. Underneath this text are the following boxes:

  • Quality of care in hospitals.
  • Utilization and costs in hospitals.
  • Rates of diseases in particular areas.
  • Rates of procedures in particular areas.
  • Preventable hospital stays suggesting breakdowns in primary care.

→ Information can be used to make decisions.

Slide 3

How to Use MONAHRQ

Image: Flowchart shows the steps in using MONAHRQ:

Download the free MONAHRQ software from AHRQ's Web site → Load hospital discharge data and/or Hospital Compare measure results → Select data analysis and Web site options, and run MONAHRQ → MONAHRQ generates your Web site onto your own computer → Host your MONAHRQ Web site as you prefer:

Internal: better understand your data and answer questions.

Private: provide a password-protected site for member organizations.

Public: report healthcare information to the community.

Slide 4



  • Re-organized style.
  • CMS Hospital Compare.
  • Enhanced graphics.
  • Complete statistics.

Technical assistance.
User requests.


  • User can input DRGs.
  • Save modified data.
  • Additional QI measures.
  • Update ancillary files.

AHRQ Strategy.
New measures.

Slide 5

MONAHRQ 3.0 Workflow Panel

Import hospital discharge data → Inpatient Discharge Data Task Menu
Add Hospital Compare data (optional) → Hospital Compare Reports, Define Regions & Hospitals, and Database Manager Task Menu
Generate a Web site → Website Creation Task Menu
Supplemental and diagnostic reports → Reports Task Menu
Help and user support → Tools Task Menu

Image: Screen shot of the MONAHRQ Web site is shown.

Slide 6

MONAHRQ 3.0: Import DRGs with Discharges

Image: Screen shot of the MONAHRQ Web site Select Discharge Data page is shown.

Slide 7

MONAHRQ 3.0: Export Hospital Attributes Data

Image: Screen shot of the MONAHRQ Web site Edit Discharge Hospital Information page is shown.

Slide 8

MONAHRQ 3.0 Load Saved Hospital Attributes

Image: Screen shot of the MONAHRQ Web site Load Hospital Table page is shown.

Slide 9

MONAHRQ 3.0 Reporting Web site

  • Hospital Quality Ratings.
  • Maps of Avoidable Hospital Stays.
  • Hospital Utilization.
  • County Rates of Hospital Use.

Image: Screen shot of the MONAHRQ Web site with the above four pages is shown.

Slide 10

Select a Hospital and DRG

Image: Screen shot of the MONAHRQ Web site Hospital Utilization page is shown.

—Synthetic data—

Slide 11

View DRG Statistics by Hospital

Image:  Screen shot of the MONAHRQ Web site "Statistics for Hospital 24 for Major joint replacement or reattachment of lower extremity (DR 544) MD, 2006" page is shown.

—Synthetic data—

Slide 12

MONAHRQ: Near-Term Enhancements

  • Strategic coordination with evolving health quality measurement and reporting.
  • Increased usability and stability.
  • Add new measures and topics.
  • Consult users for desired changes.

Slide 13


For more information or to visit our live demo site:

For technical assistance or to join the MONAHRQ mailing list e-mail:

Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: MONAHRQ: Input Your Data Output Your Web site (Text Version). October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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