AHRQ's health information technology (IT) initiative is part of the Nation's strategy to put information technology to work in health care. By developing secure and private electronic health records for most Americans and making health information available electronically when and where it is needed, health IT can improve the quality of care, even as it makes health care more cost-effective.
AHRQ’s Health IT Portfolio’s mission is to produce and disseminate evidence about how health IT can make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and to work within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and with other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used. To fulfill its mission, AHRQ’s Health IT Portfolio has invested in research grants and contracts awarded to over 180 distinct institutions in 47 States and the District of Columbia.
Chris Dymek, Ed. D., Director of the AHRQ Division for Health Information Technology (IT), presents the current and future priorities for the division, as well as highlights some of the past achievements.
The Health IT Portfolio annual report highlights the Portfolio’s initiatives and demonstrates how the projects have contributed to the evidence base on the impact of health IT on the quality, safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of health care.
AHRQ’s Health IT leaders serve as our experts, who work to advance the Nation's goal of modernizing health care through effective use of health IT.
Success stories highlight exemplary Health IT Portfolio-funded projects that demonstrate positive impact on health care outcomes.