AHRQ director: We continue 'to make substantial investments in research' on health IT

While the future of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality remains unclear after draft congressional spending bills for 2016 proposed eliminating funding for the agency, director Richard Kronick, Ph.D, touted the work the organization does in healthcare and health IT.

In an interview with the Journal of the American Medical Association, Kronick spoke about the agency's role and how it differs from the work of other federal entities.

Kronick also addressed AHRQ's position on health IT, saying the organization continues "to make substantial investments in research to figure out how health information technology can be used to improve quality and safety, how it can be used to improve outcomes for patients and to improve the delivery of health care." Interview