Project Summary

Organizations have information & data that is of interest to people at the local level but developing a way to report it can be expensive and time consuming. MONAHRQ, developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality changes this. It is a free software product that helps organizations generate their own healthcare reporting website quickly and easily.

Project Team

Team Members
Carol Sneigoski, AHRQ
Anne Elixhauser, AHRQ
Teressa Fraze, Thomson Reuters Health Care


Project Details

People need access to local information about health care services.   Patients and their families need to know about the quality of health care at local hospitals, the costs of elective surgery, and how to choose experienced providers.

Many organizations have the information that can support these decisions.  But developing a way to report it to the public is expensive and time consuming.

MONAHRQ was developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) to address this problem.  MONAHRQ is a free software product that helps organizations generate their own healthcare reporting website quickly and easily.  MONAHRQ reads in local data or measure results, analyzes and packages the information, provides website customization options, and generates a fully functioning reporting website for the organization to host.  MONAHRQ can help any organization get up and running with public reporting—state and local data organizations, quality reporting collaboratives, hospital systems, health plans, and individual hospitals.

MONAHRQ directly supports the Department of Health and Human Services’ mission to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans by helping provide people with information on the quality and costs of local health care.


Additional Information


Background

HHS Innovates is one of the ways we are building an innovative culture at the Department of Health and Human Services. HHS Innovates is a contest that recognizes and rewards action taken on good ideas. To date, HHS employees have submitted nominations of innovations for nearly 500 exciting new staff-driven innovative projects, and our employees have cast over 60,000 votes to select 42 finalists over seven rounds. This project is one of the finalists of HHS Innovates. Learn more about HHS Innovates.