The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has awarded the ECRI Institute, a not-for-profit healthcare research center in Plymouth Meeting, Pa., a three-year contract totaling just under $10.7 million to continue its operation and maintenance of two AHRQ Web sites: the National Guideline Clearinghouse and the National Quality Measures Clearinghouse.
The contract also contains an option to continue the work for another three years, an ECRI spokeswoman said.
The NGC site has registered more than 1 million user visits each month and contains summaries of more than 2,100 current evidence-based clinical practice guidelines from more than 300 organizations. The NQMC site receives about 250,000 monthly visits and summarizes more than 1,200 evidence-based quality measures from about 40 organizations, according to an ECRI news release. -- by Andis Robeznieks