Quality & Patient Safety

Oct 12, 2018
Hospitals and health systems have made substantial advances in improving care quality over the past decade and patients have reported more favorable experiences with their hospitals.
Sep 23, 2020
Marie Cleary-Fishman, Vice President of Clinical Quality speaks with Amy Berman, Senior Program Officer at The John A. Hartford Foundation and Erin Emery-Tiburcio, Associate Professor of Geriatric & Rehabilitation Psychology and Geriatric Medicine at Rush University Medical Center.
Sep 22, 2020
Patient Safety Organization (PSO) Participation: Why It Matters Tuesday, October 27, 2020 1 - 2 p.m. Eastern; noon - 1 p.m. Central; 10 - 11 a.m. Pacific  
Sep 21, 2020
From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals have kept patients safe in the face of rapidly evolving scientific evidence and daunting resource limitations. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal on the spread of COVID-19 infections in hospitals does not give a full picture and proper…
Sep 17, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released evidence-based recommendations to prevent and control Staphylococcus aureus in neonatal intensive care units, including strains resistant (MRSA) or sensitive (MSSA) to the antibiotic methicillin.
Sep 14, 2020
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s National Steering Committee for Patient Safety, whose members include the AHA and its American Organization for Nursing Leadership, released a national action plan to accelerate patient safety progress across the care continuum.
Aug 11, 2020
AHA’s The Value Initiative is providing new resources to support hospitals’ and health systems’ efforts to establish and improve age-friendly care. The Creating Value with Age-Friendly Health Systems issue brief provides best practices for implementing the 4Ms Framework — What Matters, Medication,…
Aug 10, 2020
The AHA Center for Health Innovation is committed to helping hospitals and health systems deliver safe and high-quality care for all people, and sets out the insights and actions needed to achieve it.
Aug 10, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration approved the first liquid biopsy companion diagnostic that uses next-generation sequencing technology to identify patients with specific gene mutations in a deadly form of metastatic non-small cell lung cancer.
Jul 29, 2020
In this podcast, Nancy Foster, Vice President for Quality and Patient Safety Policy at the AHA, is joined by Paul Skolnik, chair of medicine and an infectious disease specialist at Carillion Clinic in Roanoke, Virginia, to discuss what patients should know about getting care at a hospital during a…