The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality plans to seek user feedback on its health IT workflow assessment toolkit, according to a notice published in the Federal Register, Modern Healthcare reports.
About the Toolkit
AHRQ initially developed its Workflow Assessment for Health IT Toolkit in 2008. The toolkit aims to help health care providers understand how ambulatory care workflow could be affected by various stages of health IT adoption, such as:
- Determining system requirements;
- Choosing a vendor;
- Preparing for implementation; and
- Using the new technologies.
Seeking User Feedback
To gather user feedback on the toolkit, AHRQ asked the Office of Management and Budget to approve its request to:
- Conduct field assessments of the toolkit in 10 small- and medium-sized medical practices; and
- Collect input from two health IT regional extension centers that provide support to the medical practices.
AHRQ estimated that the data collection project would cost about $793,456. The agency is accepting comments on its proposed project through May 8 (Zigmond, Modern Healthcare, 3/9).