The Agency For Healthcare Research And Quality

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Information system (IS) is an arrangement of information (data), processes, people, and information technology that interact to collect, process, store, and present information that support the organizations. Information systems are complex system and therefore it is essential to approach their acquisition, implementation, and management with proven methodologies (Burns, Bradley, & Weiner, 2011, p. 389). System acquisition refers to the process that occurs from the time the decision is made to select a new system (or replace an existing system) until the time a contract has been negotiated and signed (Wager, Lee, & Glaser, 2013, p. 210). The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) plays an important role in the acquisition and …show more content…
It can help improve patient-centered care, increase the delivery of individualized recommended preventive services, and increase clinician knowledge of patients ' medical histories. "My Wellness Portal," a Web-based project, is a novel, comprehensive care delivery system for patients and clinicians. The portal recommends care based on individualized risk factors. Patients can log in to the portal before appointments, enter data, and be prepared for visits; clinicians can show patients where they are headed in their care.With evidence-based guidelines in the software, the system allows clinicians to no longer think of individual diseases but think in terms of outcomes, moving away from disease-oriented care. Clinicians also liked the portal because it includes evidence-based information but also does not burden their practices (AHRQ Health IT Success, 2013).
I. Analyze the part the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) plays in health care information systems acquisition.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is the lead federal agency charged with improving quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. AHRQ support health services research that will improve the quality of health care and promote evidence based decision making. It also supports Health Information Technology (HIT) by providing grants to research IT. Since 2004, the agency has
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