Presentation on theme: "Future Plans for MONAHRQ and How to Get Involved"— Presentation transcript:
1Future Plans for MONAHRQ and How to Get Involved May 2014Note: This is one of seven slide sets outlining MONAHRQ and its value, available at
2For more information, see the “What Is MONAHRQ?” presentation Windows-based software from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to help you and your organization create your own healthcare reports and websitesEvidence-based – uses measures, data sources, and reporting techniques that are based on researchQuick – generates reports and websites in days, not monthsEasy – designed to be intuitive so no training is needed to use itFlexible – allows customization to ensure that the reports and websites are relevantFree – provided by AHRQ at no cost to anyone who wants to produce health care reports and websitesThe purpose of MONAHRQ is to help increase transparency by disseminating evidence-based information that is understandable and useful for improving health care safety, quality and affordability.For more information, see the “What Is MONAHRQ?” presentation
3What’s New in MONAHRQ 5.0?Improved user interface so the software is even easier to use to create health care reports and websitesAbility to create multiple websites and re-use imported data, rather than starting over each time a new website is neededNew reports that reflect the latest research about what is most effective for reporting to consumersAbility to create different websites depending on the audience:Consumers, patients and the general publicProviders, researchers and analysts, and policymakersArchitecture that enables MONAHRQ developers to capitalize on new data sources, making MONAHRQ a more versatile tool in this evolving health care environment
5What’s Planned for Future Versions of MONAHRQ? MONAHRQ will be more consumer orientedTopics to be consumer focused: Pediatric quality indicators, maternity care, cost/price reportingInformation to be more fun, interactive, easily understood: infographics, guided education, GISMONAHRQ will have new reporting domainsPhysician performancePost-acute careED PQIOthersMONAHRQ will include an open source frameworkMONAHRQ will undergo methodological improvements: alignment between cost and quality, trending, Conversion to ICD-10
6How is MONAHRQ Evolving? MONAHRQ was first released in 2010 and has evolved over time to:Respond to rapidly changing health care environmentCapitalize on opportunities to create more value by adding data sources, measures and other features enabled by advances in technologyThe most recent major version of MONAHRQ is 5.0, which was released in Spring 2014The following major versions of MONAHRQ are also planned:MONAHRQ 6.0MONAHRQ 7.0MONAHRQ 8.0Though the exact release data may vary slightly, the new major versions are planned to be released annually, with patches released as necessary.
7How to Get Involved with MONAHRQ To Use MONAHRQDownload the software atTo Learn More about MONAHRQSee a variety of resources atTo Ask Questions, Receive Updates or Find Out About Opportunities to Help Shape the Future of MONAHRQto ask a question, get added to the listserv, or tell AHRQ about your interest
8For Further Information Visit to access these additional slide sets:What is the Value of Measurement and Reporting?Why Use MONAHRQ for Health Care Reporting?How to Get Started with MONAHRQWhat Types of Reports and Websites Can MONAHRQ Generate?Who Uses MONAHRQ?Future Plans for MONAHRQ and How to Get InvolvedTo receive updates about MONAHRQ, ask to join our listserv by ing