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 tabs below to check out the full range of resources available from the many different AHA initiatives addressing improvement in quality and patient safety.
- Oct 7, 2015 | ONC finalizes health IT interoperability 'roadmap'
- Oct 7, 2015 | CMS reports 'promising' shared savings results for primary care initiative
- Oct 7, 2015 | CMS launches ACO dialysis model
- Oct 6, 2015 | AHA alerts Congress to concerns with post-acute VBP legislation
- Oct 6, 2015 | CMS call Thursday on 'dry run' test of LTCH provider performance reports
- Oct 5, 2015 | Hospitals impacted by severe storms and flooding in South Carolina
- Oct 5, 2015 | Coalition issues guide to transforming advanced illness care
- Oct 2, 2015 | GAO issues interim report on Hospital VBP Program impact on payments, quality
- Oct 2, 2015 | Study: Efforts to improve hospital care for minorities should focus on lowest performers
- Sep 30, 2015 | Reminder: AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize applications due Oct. 11
- Sep 25, 2015 | American Hospital Association/Health Research & Educational Trust Selected to Continue Improvements in Patient Safety
- Sep 16, 2015 | Aligning ICU Treatment with Patient Priorities
- Aug 25, 2015 | AHA, Health Organizations to CMS Re: Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock Management Bundle Measure
- Jul 29, 2015 | Consumer Reports Publishes New Infection Rate Ratings
- Jul 20, 2015 | Four Hospitals Honored for Commitment to Quality
- Jul 20, 2015 | Medicare Outpatient PPS and ASC Proposed Rule for CY 2016
- Jul 14, 2015 | A Message to Members: New Surgical Ratings Systems Debut
- Jun 25, 2015 | AHA to CMS Re: Missing Data for CAHs in the April 2015 Update of Hospital Compare
- Jun 10, 2015 | Minnesota and Pennsylvania Hospital Associations Recognized for Leadership in Quality Improvement
- May 20, 2015 | Appropriate Use of Medical Resources: Elective Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
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.