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 22, 2014 | CMS delays implementation of sepsis quality measure
- Aug 22, 2014 | Hospital groups detail QIO contractor concerns in letter to CMS
- Aug 21, 2014 | Report looks at advances in HAI prevention and how to improve
- Aug 20, 2014 | CDC issues Ebola guidance for environmental infection control in hospitals
- Aug 19, 2014 | PCORI announces $90 million to study treatment alternatives
- Aug 18, 2014 | Free AHA webinar Sept. 11 on 'pursuing the Triple Aim'
- Aug 15, 2014 | Hospital corrections to HAC, readmissions data due next week
- Aug 15, 2014 | Contractor issues progress report on Partnership for Patients initiative
- Aug 14, 2014 | Reminder: IRF, LTCH quality data due tomorrow
- Aug 13, 2014 | United Hospital Fund issues care coordination guides
- Aug 05, 2014 | Final Rule with Comment: CLIA Enforcement Changes and Federally Qualified Health Center PPS
- 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
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.