How do electronic health records (EHRs) connect you and your doctor? In the past, medical data was only stored on paper, making it difficult for your health care providers to share your information. Electronic Health Records Infographic from ONC
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) mission is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. As 1 of 12 agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services, AHRQ supports research that helps people make more informed decisions and improves the quality of health care services.
The AHRQ sponsors research that focuses, among other issues, on identifying disparities in health care quality and outcomes that might result from variations in how health care is provided to people of different racial and ethnic backgrounds.