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.
Nov 12, 2020
Adam Myers, M.D., population health chief at Cleveland Clinic, talks with Nancy Foster, AHA vice president for quality and patient safety, about preventing flu and treating chronic diseases during the pandemic.
Oct 20, 2020
AHA again urge the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation to delay the start date for its new radiation oncology alternative payment model until Jan. 1, 2022.
Oct 20, 2020
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Oct 16, 2020
Hospitals and health systems have reinvented themselves in many ways to respond to COVID-19. Since March, decades of standard operating procedures have been reexamined, redesigned and refined — all with the goal of saving lives while protecting caregivers and patients’ families during the pandemic.
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
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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.