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American Heart Association hospital quality improvement programs offer the framework that transitions hospitals into analytical organizations providing the ability to improve processes along the way. Patient outcomes improve when hospitals and providers follow evidence-based guidelines and a framework to structure, manage and deliver high-quality patient care. Measurement is critical to improvement.
Implementing a healthcare quality improvement plan to see how well your facility performs in comparison to evidence-based guidelines. Coordinated, measurable care drives excellence & improves outcomes. Delivering reliable, high-quality cardiovascular care is the combined effort of every department.
Participating quality improvement hospitals are champions for a coordinated system of continuous improvement in cardiovascular care, anchored in cooperation and measurable outcomes.
Certification is the first step in an effective system of care that support adherence to guidelines and excellence in care delivery improve patient outcomes. The patient registries and quality improvement consultation offered within American Heart Association and American Stroke Association hospital-based quality improvement and certification programs have helped hospitals create the framework for this effort for more than 20 years.
AHA and ASA aim to improve acute coronary syndrome and stroke care and patient outcomes. Guided by a suite of science-based, evidence-informed tools and services, AHA Chest Pain and ASA Stroke certification programs help healthcare systems improve timely and appropriate access to care for heart attack and stroke patients.
Our mission: To be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.
As the nation's oldest and largest voluntary health organization. Our purpose is to help Americans live heart healthy and prevent America's No. 1 and No. 5 killers, heart disease and stroke.
We are advocates of good health and promoters of positive behaviors, nutritious eating habits and healthy lifestyles. We also fund cutting-edge research and professional education programs. We promise to have an extraordinary impact on your life by empowering you and your loved ones to save lives, live healthier and enjoy more peace of mind about cardiovascular health.
2024 Impact Goal: Every person deserves the opportunity for a full, healthy life. As champions for health equity, by 2024, the American Heart Association will advance cardiovascular health for all, including identifying and removing barriers to health care access and quality.