AHRQ director attends recent ARM event
The meeting gives health leaders an opportunity to catch up with old friends within the health services research community while making new connections that will help the agency in the future. This professional networking opportunity is one of the best ways that AHRQ can grow for the future.
As part of the meeting, the leaders of AHRQ will discuss budgeting for the agency. This budget is important so that AHRQ can continue providing evidence for higher-quality, safe, equitable, more accessible and more affordable health care in the U.S. The agency collaborates with experts at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to guarantee that the evidence is easy to understand and applicable to real-life situations.
One way that the AHRQ helps to transform the health care system is with its grants. The agency provides awards for researchers throughout the U.S., so that the scientists can evaluate approaches that will improve the safety of the health care system.
A recent grant recipient is Dr. Chris Landrigan, an associate professor of medicine and pediatrics working at Harvard Medical School in Boston. He is using the award to create and test a novel technique that uses a trigger tool to detect negative events for pediatric patients.
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