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Future of MONAHRQ (Text Version)

Slide presentation from the AHRQ 2011 conference.

On September 19, 2011, Carol Sniegoski made this presentation at the 2011 Annual Conference. Select to access the PowerPoint® presentation (406 KB). Plugin Software Help.

Slide 1

Future of MONAHRQ

Carol Sniegoski, AHRQ

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Slide 2

MONAHRQ Releases

Jun 2010 > MONAHRQ 1.0 release

Nov 201 > MONAHRQ 1.1 release

Jul 2011 > MONAHRQ 2.0 release

Oct 2011 > MONAHRQ 3.0 release*

??? 2012 > MONAHRQ 3.1 release*

Sep 2012 MONAHRQ 4.0 release*

* Projected

Slide 3


  • Changes for version 3.0:
    • More data and measures.
    • More flexibility and usability.

Slide 4


  • More data and measures:
    • Hospital Compare outpatient measures:
      • Outpatient imaging.
      • Outpatient surgical.
    • Composite measures from the AHRQ QIs.
    • New "Nursing Sensitive" health topic.

Slide 5


  • More flexibility and usability:
    • Save and reuse your Web site customization settings.
    • Save and reuse your hospital data.
    • Choose to use our APR-DRG assignments or your own.

Slide 6


  • Changes for version 4.0:
    • Architecture changes.
    • More data analysis and reporting features.
    • More data and measures.

Slide 7


  • Architecture changes: Separate AHRQ QI software from MONAHRQ:
    • You calculate the AHRQ QIs separately, then MONAHRQ loads the results.
    • More flexibility:
      • Use whatever QI software version you choose.
      • No waiting for a new MONAHRQ release to use the latest QI software.

Slide 8


  • More data analysis and reporting features:
    • Hospital (or county) summaries.
    • More benchmarking options.
    • Better handling of time: trends, rolling years, etc.
    • Reporting at geographic levels other than county.
    • Hospital (or county) summaries.
    • Domain-specific MONAHRQ: plans, pediatrics...
    • More customization options.
    • Etc. ...

Slide 9


  • More data and measures:
    • Clinical measures for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs).
    • Clinical measures for Electronic Health Record (EHR) meaningful use.
    • Your own custom measures, calculated by you and loaded into MONAHRQ
    • Measures for plans or Health Insurance Exchanges (HIEs).
    • All-payer all-claims data.
    • Other Compare measures (Physician Compare, Nursing Home Compare, Home Health Compare ...).
    • Etc. ...

Slide 10

The Future...

  • How to shape MONAHRQ's future?
    • AHRQ's Building the Science of Public Reporting initiative.
    • Alignment with NQF.
    • New MONAHRQ users group.

Slide 11

The Future... (continued)

  • AHRQ's Building the Science of Public Reporting initiative:
    • Research program to expand the evidence base for effective reporting.
    • Coordination with other HHS reporting efforts.
    • Advisory group of public reporting stakeholders.

Slide 12

The Future... (continued)

  • Alignment with NQF:
    • Continue collaboration with Diane Stollenwerk.
    • (2010 stakeholder interviews and MONAHRQ Design Improvement report).
    • Obtain strategic planning input for future MONAHRQ developments.

Slide 13

The Future... (continued)

  • New MONAHRQ users group:
    • Continue last year's Learning Network activities.
    • Engage MONAHRQ power users.
    • Obtain user input about new MONAHRQ features and directions.

Slide 14

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Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Future of MONAHRQ (Text Version). October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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