Clinical practice guidelines and quality measures are now literally in the hands of health care professionals.
The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has announced that the National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) and National Quality Measures Clearinghouse (NQMC) websites are now optimized for use on mobile devices. These websites are known as the No. 1 places to go to search for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and quality measures, respectively.
ECRI Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to researching the best approaches to patient care, developed, maintains, and enhances the clearinghouses under contract to AHRQ.
The updated NGC website lets users browse by clinical specialty and organization, while the NQMC website gives users the ability to browse by measure domain, measurement setting, and organization. Both websites enable users to personalize their searches with specific filters to access content of interest faster, and compare clinical guidelines and quality measures right in the search results.
The redesigns were spearheaded by ECRI Institute and its technology subcontractor, Silverchair Information Systems.
To learn more, visit www.ecri.org.
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