Supporting hospitals in employing evidence-based protocols to provide high quality, integrated care; improve patient safety; and reduce adverse events for patients while they are being cared for in the hospital and after they are discharged.

  Reducing Healthcare- Associated Infections

AQIN is working with hospital staff members to help prevent the occurrence of healthcare-acquired infections (HAI) in hospital settings.

Learn more about how AQIN quality improvement teams in NY, SC and DC are supporting hospital staff in targeting hospitals’ operational needs using data-driven, beneficiary-centered, evidence-based resources and tools and strategies to reduce infection rates.

  Improving Care Coordination and Quality

Better coordination of patient transfers among care sites and the community could save money and improve the quality of care. This requires strong partnerships among primary care physicians, outpatient clinics, and hospitals, and long-term post-acute care settings like home health care agencies and nursing homes.

Learn more about how AQIN quality improvement teams in NY, SC and DC provide support and resources to hospitals through innovative community coalitions that bring together stakeholders and providers from across the continuum of care to collaborate and share best practices towards a common goal of improving patient care, reducing readmissions and building strong and lasting community partnerships.

  Improving Prevention Coordination through Meaningful Use of HIT

Meaningful use of Health Information Technology (HIT) can be a key driving force behind making healthcare more patient-centered and improving overall quality. HIT also presents opportunities to strengthen infrastructure and data systems, enable local innovations, foster learning organizations and eliminate disparities.

Learn more about how AQIN quality improvement teams in NY, SC, and DC are providing technical assistance and resources to help hospitals optimize the use of HIT to improve performance measures and reporting, and receive payments and reimbursements