Glossary of Health Care and Medical Terms

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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. AHRQ provides funding for quality improvement, outcomes and comparative effectiveness and healthcare IT research. The agency charged with improving the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. Formerly known as formerly the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research.
Also see: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

AHRQ's National Resource Center (NRC) for Health IT supports the AHRQ's mission of developing and disseminating evidence and evidence-based tools on how health IT can improve health care quality, safety, and efficiency. The NRC supports the Office of the National Coordinator's (ONC's) "" site.
Also see: AHRQ, HITRC , NRC

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