The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) provides free software for organizations to apply the AHRQ Quality Indicators (QIs) to their own data to assist quality improvement efforts in acute care hospital settings.
- Click here to download SAS QI v5.0® Software. The software must be run in the SAS/STAT statistical software package that must be obtained separately. It is often preferred by researchers who have millions of records and want to write programs that use the statistical capabilities available in SAS.
- Click here to download WinQI v5.0® Software. The software has a graphical user interface and is often preferred by non-programmers. It requires SQL Server®, a free version of which may be downloaded from this page.
The current version of the software is SAS V5.0 and WinQI v5.0. Both versions include the same functionality.
A summary of the AHRQ QI software testing can be found here:
- AHRQ QI Rate Comparison: V4.5 vs. V5.0, March, 2015.
- Results of Comparison Testing between SAS 5.0 and WinQI 5.0 Software, May, 2015. The document lists differences between the SAS QI v5.0 and WinQI v5.0 software and special considerations for specific indicators.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) will release the ICD-10 versions of SAS QI v6.0 and WinQI v6.0 software and supporting technical documentation in late spring of 2016. For additional information on the ICD-10 release schedule, alpha and beta testing opportunities and other resources available, click here.
In addition to the AHRQ QI software, the AHRQ QI are used in AHRQ’s My Own Network, Powered by AHRQ (MONAHRQ) software, which is available for free. MONAHRQ is a software product that enables organizations – such as state and local data organizations, Chartered Value Exchanges, hospital systems, and health plans – to input their own hospital administrative data and generate a data-driven Web site.