Apply for AHA quality leadership award

AHA News

The AHA invites hospital associations to apply through Jan. 22 for the 2016 Dick Davidson Quality Milestone Award for Allied Association Leadership. Named after AHA President Emeritus Dick Davidson, the annual award honors a state, regional or metropolitan hospital association that demonstrates... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality improvement, quality, awards, culture of safety

#123forEquity Pledge to Act Campaign

AHA News

Click here to view a video message from AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack and AHA Chair-elect Designate Gene Woods, president and chief operating officer of Christus Health, on the #123forEquity Pledge to Act Campaign to eliminate health care disparities.

The AHA is urging every hospital to commit to... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Access and Coverage, Community Health
Tags: quality care, population health, Community health, equity, patient and family engagement

HRET patient engagement video wins film festival grand prize

AHA News

The AHA-affiliated Health Research & Educational Trust video on preventing dialysis-related infections through patient engagement has won the grand prize in the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology Film Festival. The video highlights ways for clinicians to engage patients in... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: patient safety, culture of safety, hospital-acquired conditions, patient and family engagement

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

Baldrige ... and your hospital's journey to excellence

AHA News

The country’s highest presidential honor for performance excellence through innovation, improvement and visionary leadership, the Baldrige Award recognizes businesses, education and health care organizations that have made outstanding achievements in seven areas: leadership; strategic planning; customer... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality improvement, culture of safety

HRET HEN showcases its high-performing hospitals

AHA News

Sharing best practices and spurring on peer-to-peer learning were core elements of the three-year AHA/Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET) Hospital Engagement Network (HEN), which ended last December.

The HRET network worked with 31 state hospital associations to reduce inpatient harm and... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: HENs, Hospital Engagement Networks

Podcast: HRET recognizes high-performing HEN hospitals

AHA News

Thirty-three of the hospitals participating in the Health Research & Educational Trust’s (HRET) Hospital Engagement Network – or HEN – are meeting their goals on at least nine of the 10 clinical areas for quality improvement, the AHA research affiliate recently announced.

The HEN project seeks to help... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tag: Hospital Engagement Networks

Podcast: AHA launches Symposium for Leaders in Healthcare Quality

AHA News

The AHA last week launched the Symposium for Leaders in Healthcare Quality (SLHQ), a forum for performance improvement leaders and caregivers to collaborate and share best practices across the care continuum. SLHQ will engage quality and patient safety professionals in hospitals, long-term care... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tag: quality

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