The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announced the launch of MONARHQ: My Own Network, Powered by AHRQ. MONAHRQ software can be used by state and local data organizations, health systems, and payers to provide web access to quality and utilization indicators based on their inpatient administrative data.
"MONAHRQ analyzes, summarizes, and presents information in a format ready for use by consumers and other decision-makers on:
- quality of care at the hospital level,
- health care utilization at the hospital level,
- preventable hospitalizations at the county level, and
- rates of conditions and procedures at the county level.
Any organization with inpatient hospital administrative data can use MONAHRQ to generate their own Web site for internal use or public release.
Organizations host the new tool on their own Web server and populate it with their own hospital administrative data. The Web site generated by MONAHRQ is an interactive querying site that users can navigate to learn about health care in their area."