AHRQ Handbook for Health IT Advisors and Practice Facilitators Available


A new Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ) handbook, A Handbook for Health IT Advisors and Practice Facilitators, provides practical information and strategies for primary care practice coaches to support improved care by helping practices effectively use health information technology (IT). It covers essential information and techniques to help primary care practices use electronic health records and other health IT for quality improvement (QI). This resource features information on clinical decision support, patient portals, and other technologies, using patient-generated data, clinical quality measures, and risk stratification in primary care. The handbook includes helpful tips, examples, and use cases to support the use of health IT for QI efforts and is a complimentary resource to AHRQ’s Primary Care Practice Facilitation Curriculum and training modules.