AHRQ

By  Jonah Comstock 11:51 am April 22, 2013
Some time last month, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) quietly filled its long-vacant Director of Healthcare Initiatives position, responding to a call made last September by its mHealth task force. The FCC's appointee, Matthew Quinn, is no stranger to healthcare innovation. With a background in two previous government agencies and a number of large and small healthcare companies,...
By  Brian Dolan 04:44 am April 11, 2013
Without any noticeable fanfare, the Federal Communications Commission has chosen its new director of health care initiatives: Matthew Quinn. The agency first published a job posting for the position in December. Quinn has previously worked at a number of government agencies, including the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (...
By  Brian Dolan 04:58 pm April 12, 2010
AHRQ says EHR makers need to remember consumers, too: The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has set forth a list of suggestions for health IT vendors that include a recommendation to focus more on the needs of consumers when creating EHR systems. More Healthcare in 2020: Forbes guest columnist Arna Ionescu from IDEO, imagines a US healthcare system where most of the future...
By  Brian Dolan 04:44 am September 15, 2009
DataDyne wins WSJ Tech Innovation Award: One of the United Nations Foundation and Vodafone Foundation's key mHealth partners, DataDyne, won the Wall Street Journal's Technology Innovation Awards for the Healthcare IT category: "In developing countries, gathering and analyzing time-sensitive health-care information can be a challenge. Rural health clinics typically compile data only in paper...
By  Brian Dolan 07:24 am April 22, 2009
The Health 2.0 Accelerator pre-Health 2.0 conference meeting kicked off this morning here in Boston with a presentation by the AHRQ's Special Expert in the Healthcare IT Group, Matthew Quinn. The AHRQ is the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and is a part of the Health and Human Services (HHS) department. Quinn said that his goal was to "open up the mysterious world" of...