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1 What Types of Websites and Reports Can MONAHRQ Generate? May 2014 Note: This is one of seven slide sets outlining MONAHRQ and its value, available at

2 What Is MONAHRQ? Windows-based software from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to help you and your organization create your own healthcare reports and websites Evidence-based – uses measures, data sources, and reporting techniques that are based on research Quick – generates reports and websites in days, not months Easy – designed to be intuitive so no training is needed to use it Flexible – allows customization to ensure that the reports and websites are relevant Free – provided by AHRQ at no cost to anyone who wants to produce health care reports and websites The 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 2

3 MONAHRQ Offers Report and Website Options Based on Your Audience(s) Evidence-based research shows that consumers understand and use reports differently than other audiences. When you create a MONAHRQ-generated website, you select the type of target audience. The website will include different default reports depending on your choice Each option has several types of reports: Hospital Quality, Utilization, Profiles and Avoidable Stays Websites can be public or private Reports are designed to be understandable for: Consumers The general public Patients and family members People who are less familiar with medical or statistical concepts Reports may show statistical information useful for: Health care leaders Policy makers Researchers or analysts People who are more familiar with medical or statistical concepts 3

4 Topics That Can Be Included in MONAHRQ Reports Timely and effective care Heart care Pneumonia care Surgical care effectiveness Emergency Department efficiency Flu prevention care Stroke care Children’s asthma care Blood clot prevention and treatment Pregnancy and delivery care Patient experience Readmissions, complications, and deaths Death rates within 30 days Readmission rates within 30 days Surgical complications Healthcare associated infections 4

5 Topics That Can Be Included in MONAHRQ Reports (continued) Medicare spending Use of medical imaging AHRQ Prevention Quality Indicators Hospital admission rates for the conditions that could be prevented through good outpatient care, such as: asthma high blood pressure low birth weight AHRQ Inpatient Quality Indicators Mortality rates for certain conditions Mortality rates for certain procedures Hospital-level procedure utilization rates Area-level utilization rates (e.g., by county or custom- defined region) Volume of procedures 5

6 Topics That Can Be Included in MONAHRQ Reports (continued 2) Patient safety Potential complications and errors resulting from a hospital admission, such as: Pressure ulcers Foreign object left in after surgery Pediatric care quality Potential complications and errors resulting from a hospital admission for children and adolescents, such as: Neonatal mortality Postoperative sepsis 6

7 Examples of MONAHRQ Reports Hospital Profile — a new MONAHRQ report that provides a hospital overview (e.g., location, beds, website address), quality ratings, and utilization data for each hospital 7

8 Examples of MONAHRQ Reports (continued) Quality of Hospital Care — This report includes comparison ratings by hospital and health topic, plus quality statistics for a wide range of measures 8

9 Examples of MONAHRQ Reports (continued 2) Inpatient Hospital and Emergency Department (ED) Utilization — This report includes detailed information about discharges, estimated costs by hospital, and rates for conditions and procedures and comparison ratings 9

10 Examples of MONAHRQ Reports (continued 3) Potentially Avoidable Hospital Stays and Cost Savings — This report includes comparison ratings, the rates of potentially avoidable hospital stays by health topic and by county, plus for each, estimates cost savings if the rates are reduced 10

11 Examples of MONAHRQ Reports (continued 4) Discharge and Cost Rates — including comparison ratings, hospital discharges, discharge rates, and estimated costs by county 11

12 Data Sources Used to Generate Reports Using MONAHRQ 12

13 Customize Reports and Websites With MONAHRQ, you can customize report attributes then save the custom reports to your Reports Library Use these reports again later with updated data or in different combinations to create as many MONAHRQ-generated websites as you need MONAHRQ allows you to customize many elements, such as: Website theme, colors, logo, image and fonts Reports: audience type, title, description, footer, filters (Hospital, DRG and Discharge, and Conditions and Diagnosis), and designated results columns Geographic area as an alternative to the default ‘county’ “About Us” description Feedback topics for your audience website users to their comments regarding the website or reports Keywords for use in search engine optimization Analytics tracking Your own Google Maps API instead of the default map included 13

14 Technical Support For questions or comments about using MONAHRQ, contact MONAHRQ Technical Assistance at For more detailed instructions and further information about using MONAHRQ to generate reports and websites and reports, please visit and download: MONAHRQ 5.0 Host User Guide (http://monahrq.ahrq.gov/MONAHRQ_v50_HostUserGuide.pdf): A comprehensive guide to using MONAHRQ, creating your website and reports and troubleshooting MONAHRQ 5.0 Host User Guide (http://monahrq.ahrq.gov/MONAHRQ_v50_HostUserGuide.pdf): A comprehensive guide to using MONAHRQ, creating your website and reports and troubleshooting MONAHRQ 5.0 Quick-Start Guide (http://monahrq.ahrq.gov/MONAHRQ_v50_Quick_Start_Guide.pdf): An overview of the steps to create website and reports using MONAHRQ MONAHRQ 5.0 Quick-Start Guide (http://monahrq.ahrq.gov/MONAHRQ_v50_Quick_Start_Guide.pdf): An overview of the steps to create website and reports using MONAHRQ 14

15 For 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 MONAHRQ What Types of Reports and Websites Can MONAHRQ Generate? Who Uses MONAHRQ? Future Plans for MONAHRQ and How to Get Involved To receive updates about MONAHRQ, ask to join our listserv by ing 15


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