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Health Care Policy Innovations Health Care Policy Innovations
With this biweekly issue, the AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange expands its scope to include health care policy innovations in addition to its current focus on health care service delivery innovations.

Health care policy innovation profiles will describe creative implementations of new or altered governmental or private initiatives that aim to improve health care quality by changing behavior through regulatory mechanisms, incentives, or other means to ensure accountability. We look for policies that are innovative in the context of their setting or target population, and that have important implications for the delivery of patient care.

View the complete inclusion criteria for health care policy innovations or the combined inclusion criteria for health care service delivery and policy innovations.

This issue’s featured Innovations describe an insurer’s incentive and support structure to stimulate quality improvement, a health care policy initiative implemented by the State of Connecticut, and a California state program that supports health care facilities in meeting a legislative mandate.

The featured QualityTools include a legislative toolkit to assist policymakers with the design of health insurance exchanges and resources to support States in developing or improving adverse event reporting systems.
Featured Innovations:
Featured QualityTools:

 Designing an Exchange: A Toolkit for State Policymakers
Developed by National Academy of Social Insurance

 Patient Safety Toolbox for States
Developed by National Academy for State Health Policy

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 2011 National Healthcare Disparities Report
Developed by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 2011 National Healthcare Quality Report
Developed by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 Common Ground: Chronic Disease Management Toolkit
Developed by Public Health Informatics Institute