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.
- Jul 23, 2014 | FDA alerts health professionals to potentially contaminated drug products
- Jul 22, 2014 | AHA advertorial: Hospitals going for the 'Triple Aim'
- Jul 18, 2014 | CMS awards 14 additional contracts under QIO program restructuring
- Jul 17, 2014 | Senate subcommittee holds hearing on preventing medical errors
- Jul 16, 2014 | HRET HEN improves care for 143,000 patients, saves $1.3 billion
- Jul 16, 2014 | AHA testifies on private sector best practices at House hearing on VA care
- Jul 16, 2014 | Five hospitals honored for quality leadership, innovation
- Jul 14, 2014 | CMS announces Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program
- Jul 07, 2014 | CMS releases CY 2015 OPPS, ASC proposed rule
- Jul 07, 2014 | CMS introduces tool on CEHRT options for 2014
- 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
- Mar 26, 2014 | Statement On CDC Hospital Acquired Infection Progress 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.