Quality and Patient Safety
Delivering the right care at the right time in the right setting is the core mission of hospitals across the country. The AHA is committed to helping members improve the quality of care they deliver every day. We do so by providing information and assistance on how to improve care and by working with federal lawmakers, regulators and research agencies to create a policy environment on which quality and safety can thrive.
Please come back to this site often to see the latest news from the field and updates on AHA policy and advocacy. Click on the icons below to check out the full range of resources available from the many different AHA initiatives addressing improvement in quality and patient safety.
- Aug 01, 2014 | CDC issues Ebola guidance for the hospital setting
- Aug 01, 2014 | AHA urges USP to revise proposed chapter on hazardous drug handling
- Aug 01, 2014 | HPOE releases free compendium of action guides
- Aug 01, 2014 | Illinois hospitals in HEN report care improvement, savings of $132 million
- Jul 31, 2014 | CMS releases FY 2015 SNF and IRF rules
- Jul 31, 2014 | CMS issues final FY 2015 inpatient psychiatric facility rule
- Jul 30, 2014 | PCORI awards $54.8 million for 33 research projects
- Jul 29, 2014 | CDC advises providers to consider Ebola in certain travelers
- Jul 28, 2014 | CMS to host second call on QIO program changes
- Jul 28, 2014 | Report: Medicare hospital fund solvency extended four more years
- Aug 01, 2014 | AHA Comments on USP Proposed General Chapter <800> Hazardous Drugs - Handling in Healthcare Settings
- Jul 16, 2014 | AHA Before the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Re: Evaluation of Private Sector Best Practice
- Jul 01, 2014 | Appropriate Use of Medical Resources Antimicrobial stewardship
- May 28, 2014 | Revamped Quality Website, Tools to Help You Improve Care
- May 14, 2014 | CMS Proposes to Update Fire Safety Requirements
- May 02, 2014 | AHA to FDA Re: blood glucose monitoring test systems for prescription point of care use
- Apr 17, 2014 | Appropriate Use of Medical Resources: Blood Management
- Apr 15, 2014 | CMS Proposes Updates to Fire Safety Requirements for Health Care Facilities
- Apr 15, 2014 | FDA responds to AHA's concerns about the shortage of IV saline and IV fluids
- Apr 14, 2014 | AHA Comments to NQF, CMS on NQF Risk Adjustment and Socioeconomic Status Draft Report
The Health Care Leader Action Guide to Reduce Avoidable Readmissions is a unique guide for hospital leaders that gathers the strategies found in the main interventions for lowering the rate of avoidable readmissions and synthesizes them into one easy-to-use resource. This free, downloadable guide was developed after a collaborative meeting with leaders on the subject. It was funded and produced by the Commonwealth Fund, the John A. Hartford Foundation, and the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) of the American Hospital Association. You can download it at www.hret.org/readmissions.