Using Web Tools (Such as The Academy) to Help Practices Change Health Care Delivery

The AHRQ Academy is an important tool for those interested in changing health care. Benjamin Miller, Psy.D., describes the benefits of using this tool to help practices change the way health care is delivered.

Namely, the AHRQ Academy Portal will serve as a resource for primary care practices implementing integration, regardless of their stage, to improve patient satisfaction, outcomes, and health care delivery, and to reduce cost. The Portal includes a comprehensive literature collection and a community forum where practices can share approaches they have found to be most effective. Change begins by bringing the voices of the health care community together. Discussing best practices and current health care policies will advance integrated primary care, and thus health care, in our communities.