Health Information Technology Portfolio Program Overview

AHRQ's health information technology (IT) initiative is part of the Nation's strategy to put information technology to work in health care. By developing secure and private electronic health records for most Americans and making health information available electronically when and where it is needed, health IT can improve the quality of care, even as it makes health care more cost-effective.

AHRQ's Health IT Portfolio develops and disseminates evidence to inform policy and practice on how health information technology can improve the quality of health care. 

AHRQ's Health IT Portfolio has invested in research grants and contracts awarded to over 180 distinct institutions in 47 States and the District of Columbia.

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Last Modified: March 2017