The National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality provides advice and recommendations to AHRQ's director and to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on priorities for a national health services research agenda.
Gregory Alexander, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, ANI Governing Directors member, and AMIA NIWG Chair, is one of eight new members to be appointed to this council. Read the press release here.
The 19-member panel is comprised of private-sector experts who contribute a varied perspective on the health care system and the most important questions that AHRQ's research should address in order to promote improvements in the quality, outcomes, and cost-effectiveness of clinical practice. The private-sector members represent health care plans, providers, purchasers, consumers, and researchers.
For more information on the council's activities, please see their website.