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.
- Sep 30, 2014 | CMS responds to hospitals' concerns about new QIO contractors
- Sep 26, 2014 | CMS announces provider call on HCAHPS star ratings
- Sep 25, 2014 | Monograph explores benefits of developing physician leaders
- Sep 23, 2014 | AMA issues guidance to help physicians comply with DEA rule
- Sep 23, 2014 | Brief looks at impact of sociodemographic factor on health, outcomes
- Sep 19, 2014 | White House issues strategy, order to prevent drug-resistant infections
- Sep 19, 2014 | CMS webinar Wednesday on IPF quality reporting program
- Sep 18, 2014 | CDC: Hospitals, others increase worker flu vaccinations
- Sep 17, 2014 | House passes bill requiring post-acute providers to collect patient assessment data
- Sep 17, 2014 | IOM committee issues recommendations for end-of-life care
- Sep 30, 2014 | CMS Responds to Hospitals' Concerns About New QIO Contractors
- Sep 23, 2014 | DEA Final Rule Expands Opportunities for Drug Disposal
- 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
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.