What does it mean to provide high quality care?

AHRQ Director Robert Otto Valdez says physicians and health care leaders must constantly ask what it means to provide high quality care.

Medical Economics recently sat down with Robert Otto Valdez, PhD, MHSA, director of the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The agency falls under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its mission “is to produce evidence to make healthcare safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and to work within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and with other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used.”

In this video segment, Valdez says the physicians and health care leaders must reconsider what it means to provide high quality care, because physicians are seeking answers now and AHRQ is trying to predict the future of health care.