Why AHRQ Launched this Effort
AHRQ produces many valuable, evidence-informed resources to support care delivery and transformation and LHSs. However, many who could significantly benefit from these resources aren't aware they exist, have difficulty finding or accessing them, or are challenged to incorporate them into information systems and workflow. To promote broader value from these carefully curated resources, AHRQ launched the ACTS Initiative (31) in late 2018 to develop a roadmap for how to improve access to and use of resources that AHRQ and others provide. That is, to chart a path for how the Agency could better realize its mission (32) (33) by creating an AHRQ DKP that makes its resources more FAIR (34), computable, and useful, and, most importantly, does this in a manner synergistic with other public and private efforts to likewise mobilize computable biomedical information into an integrated knowledge ecosystem that supports LHSs, the DAS 5 Rights, and the Quintuple Aim in ways that help achieve respective organizational missions.
See Figure 8. Sampling of Non-AHRQ Initiatives Addressing the Knowledge Ecosystem With Which Roadmap Execution Coordinates and Appendix A, Interplay With a Sampling of Other Strategic Plans, Priorities & Initiatives for examples of these other important and inter-related activities.
Figure 8. Sampling of Non-AHRQ Initiatives Addressing the Knowledge Ecosystem With Which Roadmap Execution Coordinates
[N] indicates not a Federal initiative. See Appendix H, Acronyms & Abbreviations for definitions.