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MONAHRQ® 5.0 (May 2014)

 

AHRQ is pleased to announce the release of MONAHRQ® 5.0 - which is a complete redesign of the MONAHRQ software. MONAHRQ® 5.0 is a new version that replaces all previous versions of MONAHRQ®.



Installing MONAHRQ® will take a few simple steps. The MONAHRQ® Host User Guide, Release Notes, and other helpful documentation can be found on the  Resources page.


Step 1

Install Microsoft.NET 4.0 Framework or above if it is not currently installed. Unlike previous versions of the Microsoft.NET Framework, this version can be used on both 32- or 64-bit systems.

Step 2

Step 2 Install Microsoft SQL Server R2 2008 Express or above if it is not currently installed and you do not have access to a networked SQL database server. Save and run the correct version based on your system (32 or 64 bit).

 

Step 3

Step 3 Install MONAHRQ® , save, and run the file.

**The latest software download is MONAHRQ 5.0.  It is not necessary, but recommended that all previous versions of MONAHRQ must be removed before installing MONAHRQ 5.0.


Step 4 (Optional)

MONAHRQ® 5.0 can import and report sets of pre-calculated quality measures.


AHRQ Quality Indicators™ (QI): You can use the AHRQ Quality Indicators™ software for SAS or Windows to calculate the AHRQ QI™ directly from inpatient discharge data. In MONAHRQ® 5.0, cost calculation is embedded, so the Area QI™ Cost Calculator for SAS or Windows is no longer needed, as was the case with MONAHRQ® 4.0.1. If you use the AHRQ Quality Indicators™ software for SAS, reformat the measure results for MONAHRQ® using these SAS formatting utilities. If you have used the AHRQ Quality Indicators™ software for Windows, no additional formatting is needed.



CMS Hospital Compare measures: Visit the Data page to download CMS Hospital Compare quality measures that are formatted to use with MONAHRQ®. You should download the measures from the Data page, not from the Hospital Compare website. It is the same data, reformatted to use in MONAHRQ®. Updated files are available approximately quarterly. If you would like an older version of the Hospital Compare data, please visit the Archives page or contact MONAHRQ® Technical Support.


Medicare Provider Charge Data: Visit the Data page to download the Medicare Provider Charge data file that is compatible with MONAHRQ 5.0 ®. The most recent file with a collection year for the full year of 2011 can be used.


Visit the Resources page for detailed information on MONAHRQ® installation.


For earlier software versions go to the MONAHRQ® Archives page.

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What's New?
2014
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).

2013
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.

2012
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. www.monahrq.ahrq.gov.
If you have comments, suggestions, and/or questions, please contact monahrq@ahrq.gov.
Last modified 12/13/12.
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