Abstraction Tool Honored with 2021 FedHealthIT Innovation Award; Westat Supported Development
June 1, 2021
The Medical Expenditure Panel Survey – Household Component (MEPS-HC) Health Policy Booklet (HPB) Abstraction Tool has won a 2021 FedHealthIT Innovation Award. This award honors and celebrates programs driving innovation and results across the Department of Veterans Affairs, Military Health, Health and Human Services, and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The tool was developed by SoftDev, a Small Business Administration-certified HUBZone and economically disadvantaged, woman-owned small business, with Westat providing support. The award will be recognized virtually during the upcoming 7th Annual FedHealthIT Innovation Awards to be held June 22-23, 2021.
Developed for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), this efficient data abstraction tool produces a robust, accurate, and actionable data source for AHRQ’s use.