International Focus on Quality

Patient outcomes improve when medical professionals follow the most up-to-date evidence-based treatment guidelines.

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International Get With The Guidelines

Patient outcomes improve when hospitals and medical professionals implement the most up-to-date treatment guidelines quickly and efficiently.

Each year The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association works with leading experts to thoroughly evaluate the latest research and science. This work provides guidelines and best practices for healthcare systems and professionals so that more lives can be saved. The results have become the foundation for our Quality Improvement programs, which we now offer in the United Arab Emirates and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Improving patient outcomes is the goal, but nearly 20 years ago, it wasn’t the reality. Healthcare systems took about 15 years to implement new science guidelines – a delay that cost lives.

To help hospitals and healthcare professionals apply best practices more quickly and efficiently, we developed Get With The Guidelines. This program helps transform hospitals and systems of care so that patients receive consistent, high-quality treatment, and hospitals see improved patient outcomes, reduced costs and more efficient processes.

Since 2003, Get With The Guidelines has helped 10 million patients, improved outcomes and reduced 30-day hospital readmission rates. Our comprehensive suite of programs can help advance your patients’ care further and faster.

NEW COVID-19 CVD Registry Powered by Get With The Guidelines®

To better understand the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Heart Association has developed a new registry for hospitals and health systems caring for COVID-19 patients.

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Focus on Quality Webinars

Our “Get With The Guidelines” webinars provide an easy way for professionals to learn the latest treatment guidelines from our AHA experts.

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Questions? Contact middle.east@heart.org