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MONAHRQ® User Guides

  • Host User Guide (PDF file, 6.75 MB) - provides detailed instructions on how to install the MONAHRQ® 5.0 software, load your data, and generate a reporting website. We strongly recommend that you closely follow the MONAHRQ® Host User Guide.
  • Quick Start Guide (PDF file, 284 KB) - Quick Start Guide highlights changes in MONAHRQ® 5.0. It is designed to guide MONAHRQ® users as they upgrade to the 5.0 release or install MONAHRQ for the first time.
  • Measure List (Excel file, 109 KB; Excel Viewer) - The Measure List is an easy-to-reference spreadsheet listing all of the measures available in MONAHRQ® 5.0. The measure list reflects the default measure description information that is provided in MONAHRQ® 5.0.
  • Release Notes 5.0 (PDF file, 299 KB) - Updated Release Notes reflect information about the new features and changes in MONAHRQ® 5.0.
  • Fact Sheet (PDF file, 405 KB) - The Fact Sheet is an overview of MONAHRQ® and its capabilities

If you would like guides for previous MONAHRQ® versions, please refer to the MONAHRQ® Archives.

Measure Description Information

The MONAHRQ® software loads measure description information that it uses to generate web pages. By default, MONAHRQ® 5.0 includes measure description information for CMS Hospital Compare measures and for the AHRQ QI version 4.5. If you are running MONAHRQ 4.1 and earlier, Measure description information for the AHRQ QI version 4.4 is also available.

To install the measure description information, download and save the installation package. When you run the installation package, you will be prompted for an installation directory. You must specify the root directory where the MONAHRQ® software is installed. The files will automatically be placed in the appropriate subdirectory. Please note that the previous files will be overwritten.


SAS Formatting Utilities for the AHRQ Quality Indicators
MONAHRQ® 5.0 imports pre-calculated quality measures. If you wish to import quality indicator results from the AHRQ Quality Indicators software for SAS, you need to use these utilities to reformat your measure results files. Download one or more utility files for each of the desired AHRQ QI modules. Instructions on installation and use of these utilities are provided in the Host User Guide.

Version 1.1


This set of presentations provide a detailed overview of the capabilities and features of MONAHRQ® 5.0.

Articles and Papers



What's New?
New! May 22 - MONAHRQ® 5.0 is now available for download!  View the updated Release Notes .  Visit the MONAHRQ 5.0 demo site (Note: demo site displays simulated data).

November 13 - MONAHRQ® 4.1 Build #3 is available for download!  View the updated Release Notes to see the issues resolved in this build. 

August 7 - MONAHRQ® 4.1 Build #2 is available for download!  View the updated Release Notes to see the issues resolved in this build.

May 7 - MONAHRQ® 4.1 is available for download! Version 4.1 includes many new features and updates.

December 18 - MONAHRQ® 4.0.1 is available for download! Version 4.0.1 is a minor release that includes support for estimated cost savings and other features.

September 18 - Visit the MONAHRQ®-generated Hospital Discharge Health Data Site from the Arkansas Department of Health.

September 6 - The July 2012 CMS Hospital Compare file is available for use with MONAHRQ®.

August 27 - The Quick Start Guide highlights changes in version 4.0 for experienced MONAHRQ® users.

August 7 - MONAHRQ® 4.0 is available for download! Version 4.0 is a major release that includes several new features and updates.

Internet Citation: MONAHRQ®. December 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.
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Last modified 12/10/12.
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