Apply for Quest for Quality Prize

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After a one-year hiatus the AHA Quest for Quality Prize is back, updated to reflect the hospital and health system field’s broader emphasis on quality and improving health status. Oct. 1 (midnight Central Time to be precise) is the deadline for hospitals and health systems to apply for the 2018 prize,... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Community Health
Tags: quality improvement, quality, awards

Celebrate Your Hospital

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As AHA President Rick Pollack noted in his Friday blog post, this week we come together to celebrate the more than five million dedicated women and men working in America’s hospitals and health systems for National Hospital Week. How can your hospital get involved? Join the AHA’s #MyHospital digital... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: quality care, quality, Community health, access, nurses, workforce, care coordination

Equity expert says field can end disparities

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Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital, a 2014 AHA Equity of Care Award recipient, is working to ensure that all its patients receive high-quality care, and that the organization reflects the community it serves. The hospital’s Disparities Solutions Center (DSC) offers tools and resources to help... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Advocacy and Public Policy, Community Health
Tags: quality care, quality, population health, equity, patient and family engagement

Hospitals Take Pledge to Eliminate Health Care Disparities

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To meet the changing needs of their communities, hospitals and health systems are working hard to make sure that every individual receives the highest quality of care. To achieve that goal as our nation becomes increasingly diverse, it is imperative that we redouble our efforts to identify and eliminate... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Access and Coverage, Advocacy and Public Policy, Community Health
Tags: quality improvement, quality care, quality, diversity, equity, leadership, workforce

Further Confirmation of Transformation

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The Journal of the American Medical Association uses the term “jaw-dropping” to describe the conclusions of a new study that finds deaths, hospitalizations and costs all going down for patients in Medicare’s traditional “fee-for-service” program. (Data were not available for managed care patients.) We see... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Community Health
Tags: quality care, quality, safety, price

Counting Down to National Hospital Week

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Each year, hospitals treat 133 million people in their emergency departments, provide care for 544 million outpatients, perform 27 million surgeries and deliver 4 million babies. But good health is more than a number.

Addressing basic needs such as food, shelter and education, promoting healthier... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: quality care, quality, Community benefit, Community health, Redefining the H

Celebrate Spring

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Hospitals shine all year long, but like the cherry blossoms here, they really show their best in the spring months. April is National Donate Life Month when hospitals redouble their efforts to encourage the members of their staff and their community to register as organ, tissue and eye donors. It’s a... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tag: quality

Support National Donate Life Month by giving hope to those who are still waiting

AHA News

By Jonathan Perlin, M.D.

 

April is National Donate Life Month, when we encourage everyone to consider registering as organ, eye and tissue donors.

Patients today benefit from recent advances in transplant medicine and have options to care that did not exist a decade ago. But without donors, little can... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: quality care, quality, Community health

Let's Transform Advanced Care

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As I sat in the Supreme Court this week watching the oral arguments in King v. Burwell, I was reminded that decisions about our future are too often in the hands of others. Fortunately, in other matters, we can choose for ourselves, and documenting our wishes about end-of-life care is one important... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Community Health
Tag: quality

Expediting Equity

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“A society of healthy communities, where all individuals reach their highest potential for health.”  That is the AHA's and every hospital’s vision, but to get there we must make faster progress in addressing the health disparities that exist in many of the populations we serve. To support your efforts to... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Access and Coverage, Community Health
Tags: quality improvement, quality care, quality, socioeconomic status, population health, diversity, equity

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