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

Calvert Cares aims to empower patients

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The path to lower readmissions lies in patient support, as an increasing number of hospitals and health systems are demonstrating. They build medical and social services that keep their most challenging populations from bouncing back to the emergency department or to an inpatient stay after discharge.

A... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Community Health
Tags: quality improvement, readmissions, population health, care coordination

Study: Data sharing may be essential to hospital efforts to improve community health

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Data sharing may be essential to hospital strategies to identify high users and improve community health, according to a study published online by JAMA Internal Medicine. The study examined patterns of hospital use by patients with more than five emergency department visits to Maryland hospitals in... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: quality improvement, Electronic Health Records, Community health

Hospital's journey to excellence leads to Baldrige award

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2015 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award winner Charleston (W.Va.) Area Medical Center (CAMC) Health System began its Baldrige journey 15 years ago, because it “had an absolute obligation to our community to be the best we could possibly be,” says CAMC President and CEO David Ramsey.

“We are somewhat... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Community Health
Tags: quality improvement, patient safety, awards, culture of safety

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

AHA Health Care System Transformation Fellowship

AHA News

Senior health care leaders can apply through June 1 to participate in the next AHA Health Care Transformation Fellowship, a nine-month program designed to give participants knowledge, tools and connections to transform their health care organizations. To apply, click here . And listen to former fellow... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Community Health
Tags: quality improvement, quality care, patient safety, culture of safety, leadership

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

AHA issues toolkit to help hospitals engage trustees, communities in transformation

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A new report from the AHA’s Committee on Research and Committee on Performance Improvement examines the changing health care landscape and the role trustees and community leaders can play to help guide hospitals during this time of change. The report provides an overview of engagement strategies and can... read more

Topics: Advocacy and Public Policy, Community Health
Tags: quality improvement, Community health

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