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In 2016, AHRQ launched a program of grants and contracts aimed at helping health care providers move patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) evidence into practice through clinical decision support (CDS). AHRQ advances the science of CDS by supporting implementers, clinicians, and technology vendors in developing CDS tools that are shareable, standards-based, publicly-available, and patient-centered. The four components are detailed below.

This project will evaluate the overall initiative, which will disseminate lessons learned about the other components and will help promote the spread of PCOR findings through CDS to improve care in clinical practice.

AHRQ announced two funding opportunities for grants to translate evidence-based research findings into electronic form and CDS tools.