Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-30773
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-22
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection project: ``Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Health Plan Survey Comparative Database.''
Common Formats for Reporting on Health Care Quality and Patient Safety
Document Number: 2016-30604
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-20
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
As authorized by the Secretary of HHS, AHRQ coordinates the development of sets of common definitions and reporting formats (Common Formats) for reporting on health care quality and patient safety. The purpose of this notice is to announce the release of the Common FormatsCommunity Pharmacy Version 1.0.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-30603
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-20
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection project ``Generic Clearance for the Collection of Data Through ACTION III Field-Based Investigations to Improve Health Care Delivery.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection.
Scientific Information Request on Short and Long Term Outcomes After Bariatric Therapies in the Medicare Population
Document Number: 2016-29408
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-08
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is seeking scientific information submissions to inform our review of Short and Long Term Outcomes after Bariatric Therapies in the Medicare Population, which is currently being conducted by the AHRQ's Evidence- based Practice Centers (EPC) Programs. Access to published and unpublished pertinent scientific information will improve the quality of this review. AHRQ is conducting this systematic review pursuant to Section 902(a) of the Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C. 299a(a).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-28155
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-23
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection project: ``The Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Items Demonstration Study.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on August 3rd, 2016 and allowed 60 days for public comment. AHRQ did not receive any substantive comments. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-27705
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-18
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection project: ``Pharmacy Survey on Patient Safety Culture Comparative Database.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection.
Patient Safety Organizations: Voluntary Relinquishment From the Patient Safety Leadership Council PSO
Document Number: 2016-26144
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-31
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005, 42 U.S.C. 299b-21 to b-26, (Patient Safety Act) and the related Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Final Rule, 42 CFR part 3 (Patient Safety Rule), published in the Federal Register on November 21, 2008, 73 FR 70732-70814, establish a framework by which hospitals, doctors, and other health care providers may voluntarily report information to Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs), on a privileged and confidential basis, for the aggregation and analysis of patient safety events. The Patient Safety Rule authorizes AHRQ, on behalf of the Secretary of HHS, to list as a PSO an entity that attests that it meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for listing. A PSO can be ``delisted'' by the Secretary if it is found to no longer meet the requirements of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule, when a PSO chooses to voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO for any reason, or when a PSO's listing expires. AHRQ has accepted a notification of voluntary relinquishment from the Patient Safety Leadership Council PSO of its status as a PSO, and has delisted the PSO accordingly. The Patient Safety Leadership Council PSO submitted this request for voluntary relinquishment after receiving a Notice of Preliminary Finding of Deficiency.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-26143
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-31
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection project: ``Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) Guide to Improving Patient Safety in Primary Care Settings by Engaging Patients and FamiliesEvaluation.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on August 11th, 2016 and allowed 60 days for public comment. AHRQ did not receive any substantive comments. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.
Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality
Document Number: 2016-24742
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-13
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
In accordance with section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, this notice announces a meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Notice of Meetings
Document Number: 2016-24386
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-11
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The subcommittees listed below are part of AHRQ's Health Services Research Initial Review Group Committee. Grant applications are to be reviewed and discussed at these meetings. Each subcommittee meeting will commence in open session before closing to the public for the duration of the meeting. These meetings will be closed to the public in accordance with 5 U.S.C. App. 2 section 10(d), 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4), and 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6).
Patient Safety Organizations: Voluntary Relinquishment From QAISys, Inc.
Document Number: 2016-20912
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-31
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005, 42 U.S.C. 299b-21 to b-26, (Patient Safety Act) and the related Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Final Rule, 42 CFR part 3 (Patient Safety Rule), published in the Federal Register on November 21, 2008, 73 FR 70732-70814, provide for the formation of Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs), which collect, aggregate, and analyze confidential information regarding the quality and safety of health care delivery. The Patient Safety Rule authorizes AHRQ, on behalf of the Secretary of HHS, to list as a PSO an entity that attests that it meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for listing. A PSO can be ``delisted'' by the Secretary if it is found to no longer meet the requirements of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule, when a PSO chooses to voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO for any reason, or when a PSO's listing expires. AHRQ has accepted a notification of voluntary relinquishment from QAISys, Inc. of its status as a PSO, and has delisted the PSO accordingly. QAISys, Inc. submitted this request for voluntary relinquishment after receiving a Notice of Preliminary Finding of Deficiency.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-20035
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-23
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection project: ``Eisenberg Center Voluntary Customer Survey Generic Clearance.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on May 27, 2016 and allowed 60 days for public comment. AHRQ received no substantive comments. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-18995
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-10
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection project: ``Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) Guide To Improving Patient Safety in Primary Care Settings by Engaging Patients and FamiliesEvaluation.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-18392
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-03
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection project: ``The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Items Demonstration Study.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection.
Supplemental Evidence and Data for Systematic Reviews Request on Osteoarthritis of the Knee: An Update
Document Number: 2016-16632
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-14
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is seeking scientific information submissions from the public. Supplemental datasets are being solicited to inform the review of Osteoarthritis of the Knee: An Update, which is currently being conducted by AHRQ's Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC) Programs. Obtaining access to published and unpublished pertinent scientific information will improve the quality of this review. AHRQ is conducting this systematic review pursuant to section 902(a) of the Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C. 299a(a).
Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality
Document Number: 2016-15487
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-30
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
In accordance with section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, this notice announces a meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Patient Safety Organizations: Voluntary Relinquishment From the UM-JMH Center for Patient Safety PSO
Document Number: 2016-15226
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-28
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005, 42 U.S.C. 299b-21 to b-26, (Patient Safety Act) and the related Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Final Rule, 42 CFR part 3 (Patient Safety Rule), published in the Federal Register on November 21, 2008, 73 FR 70732-70814, provide for the formation of Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs), which collect, aggregate, and analyze confidential information regarding the quality and safety of health care delivery. The Patient Safety Rule authorizes AHRQ, on behalf of the Secretary of HHS, to list as a PSO an entity that attests that it meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for listing. A PSO can be ``delisted'' by the Secretary if it is found to no longer meet the requirements of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule, when a PSO chooses to voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO for any reason, or when a PSO's listing expires. AHRQ has accepted a notification of voluntary relinquishment from the UM-JMH Center for Patient Safety PSO of its status as a PSO, and has delisted the PSO accordingly.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-14615
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-21
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection project: ``Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture Comparative Database.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on April 8, 2016, and allowed 60 days for public comment. AHRQ received no substantive comments. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-14614
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-21
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection project: ``AHRQ ACTION IIIMeasurement for Performance Improvement in Physician Practices.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on April 13, 2016 and allowed 60 days for public comment. AHRQ did not receive any substantive comments. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.
Opportunity To Co-Sponsor Two AHRQ Research Conferences
Document Number: 2016-13918
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-13
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
AHRQ announces the opportunity for non-Federal public and private-sector entities to co-sponsor two AHRQ research conferences in the DC area: One in the fall of 2017 and one in the fall of 2019. Potential co-sponsors must have a demonstrated interest and experience in health services research, implementation, and evaluation. Potential co-sponsors must also be capable of managing the day-to-day operations associated with the conference and be willing to participate substantively in the co-sponsored activity.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-13841
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-10
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection project: ``Survey of Hospital Quality Leaders.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on February 10, 2016 and allowed 60 days for public comment. AHRQ received no substantive comments. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.
Scientific Information Request on Treatment Strategies for Patients With Lower Extremity Chronic Venous Disease (LECVD)
Document Number: 2016-13761
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-10
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is seeking scientific information submissions from the public. Scientific information is being solicited to inform our review of Treatment Strategies for Patients with Lower Extremity Chronic Venous Disease (LECVD), which is currently being conducted by the AHRQ's Evidence- based Practice Centers (EPC) Programs. Access to published and unpublished pertinent scientific information will improve the quality of this review. AHRQ is conducting this systematic review pursuant to Section 902(a) of the Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C. 299a(a).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-12532
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-27
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection project: ``Eisenberg Center Voluntary Customer Survey Generic Clearance.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-08856
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-18
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection project: ``Making It Easier for Patients to Understand Health Information and Navigate Health Care Systems: Developing Quality Improvement Measures.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on February 10, 2016 and allowed 60 days for public comment. AHRQ received no substantive comments of the public. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.
Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority
Document Number: 2016-08679
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-15
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-08403
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-13
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection project: ``AHRQ ACTION IIIMeasurement for Performance Improvement in Physician Practices.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection.
Common Formats for Reporting on Health Care Quality and Patient Safety
Document Number: 2016-08021
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-08
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
As authorized by the Secretary of HHS, AHRQ coordinates the development of sets of common definitions and reporting formats (Common Formats) for reporting on health care quality and patient safety. The purpose of this notice is to announce the availability of new formats for public review and comment, Common Formats for Event Reporting for Hospitals Version 2.0.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-08020
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-08
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection project: ``Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture Comparative Database.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection.
Solicitation for Nominations for Members of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)
Document Number: 2016-07475
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-04
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) invites nominations of individuals qualified to serve as members of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).
National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality: Request for Nominations for Public Members
Document Number: 2016-07119
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-30
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
42 U.S.C. 299c establishes a National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality (the Council). The Council is to advise the Secretary of HHS (Secretary) and the Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) on matters related to activities of the Agency to carry out its mission. AHRQ's mission is to produce evidence to 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. The terms of seven current members will expire in November 2016. To fill these positions, we are seeking individuals who are distinguished in: (1) The conduct of research, demonstration projects, and evaluations with respect to health care; (2) the fields of health care quality research or health care improvement; (3) the practice of medicine; (4) other health professions; (5) representing the private health care sector (including health plans, providers, and purchasers) or administrators of health care delivery systems; (6) the fields of health care economics, information systems, law, ethics, business, or public policy; and, (7) the representation of the interests of patients and consumers of health care. 42 U.S.C. 299c(c)(2). Individuals are particularly sought with experience and success in activities specified in the summary above.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-07118
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-30
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection project: ``Survey of Hospital Quality Leaders.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection.
Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality
Document Number: 2016-06882
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
In accordance with section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, this notice announces a meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Patient Safety Organizations: Voluntary Relinquishment From Verge Patient Safety Organization
Document Number: 2016-03034
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-16
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005, 42 U.S.C. 299b-21 to b-26, (Patient Safety Act) and the related Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Final Rule, 42 CFR part 3 (Patient Safety Rule), published in the Federal Register on November 21, 2008, (73 FR 70732-70814), provide for the formation of Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs), which collect, aggregate, and analyze confidential information regarding the quality and safety of health care delivery. The Patient Safety Rule authorizes AHRQ, on behalf of the Secretary of HHS, to list as a PSO an entity that attests that it meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for listing. A PSO can be ``delisted'' by the Secretary if it is found to no longer meet the requirements of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule, when a PSO chooses to voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO for any reason, or when a PSO's listing expires. AHRQ has accepted a notification of voluntary relinquishment from Verge Patient Safety Organization of its status as a PSO, and has delisted the PSO accordingly.
Request for Measures Assessing Health Care Organization Quality Improvement Activities To Improve Patient Understanding, Navigation, Engagement, and Self-Management
Document Number: 2016-02679
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-10
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) requests information from the public (including health care delivery organizations, health information developers, payers, quality measure developers, clinicians, and health care consumers) about quality improvement measures designed to help health care organizations monitor initiatives aimed at: Improving patient understanding of health information, simplifying navigation of health care systems and facilities, and enhancing patients' ability to manage their health. Specifically, AHRQ seeks quality improvement measures in four domains: 1. Communication, 2. Ease of Navigation, 3. Patient Engagement and Self-Management, and 4. Organizational Structure, Policy, and Leadership. AHRQ is interested in measures that do not require patient survey data and that health care organizations are currently using, or have used in the past, to guide quality improvement activities designed to address these domains. AHRQ is also interested in information about relevant measures that are under development or are suggested for future development.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-02678
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-10
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection project: ``Making It Easier for Patients to Understand Health Information and Navigate Health Care Systems: Developing Quality Improvement Measures.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection.
Notice of Meetings
Document Number: 2016-01354
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-26
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The subcommittees listed below are part of AHRQ's Health Services Research Initial Review Group Committee. Grant applications are to be reviewed and discussed at these meetings. Each subcommittee meeting will commence in open session before closing to the public for the duration of the meeting. These meetings will be closed to the public in accordance with 5 U.S.C. App. 2 section 10(d), 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4), and 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6).
Meeting for Software Developers on the Common Formats for Patient Safety Data Collection and Event Reporting
Document Number: 2016-01353
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-26
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
AHRQ coordinates the development of sets of common definitions and reporting formats (Common Formats) for reporting on health care quality and patient safety. In order to support the Common Formats, AHRQ has provided technical specifications to promote standardization by ensuring that data collected by Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs) and other entities are clinically and electronically comparable. More information on the Common Formats, including the technical specifications, can be obtained through AHRQ's PSO Web site: http:// www.pso.ahrq.gov/. The purpose of this notice is to announce a meeting to discuss the Common Formats. This meeting is designed as an interactive forum where software developers and PSOs can provide input on the formats. AHRQ especially requests participation by and input from those entities which have used AHRQ's technical specifications and implemented, or plan to implement, the formats electronically.