Quality Improvement program updates in response to COVID-19

Due to the unique circumstances caused by the coronavirus, we are making several adjustments to our quality improvement programs that may impact your facility.

View Updates to Quality Improvement Programs

Focus On Quality

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

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When medical professionals apply the most up-to-date evidence-based treatment guidelines, patient outcomes improve. That's the simple truth behind the drive for continuous quality improvement. Our comprehensive suite of programs can help you advance farther and faster in the quest for ever-better care. 

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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Quality News You Can Use eNewsletters

Learn the latest regarding our Focus On Quality with e-newsletters packed with insights and updates on continuous quality improvement.

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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.


Quality Near Me

The American Heart Association recognizes hospitals that have used our programs to improve quality of care for heart disease and stroke patients. Learn which ones are in your vicinity and how their publicly reported data measures up.

Quality Research and Clinical Tools

Young Investigator Research Opportunities

The AHA greatly values the development of Young Investigators.

National Level Research Opportunities

Find out how to use national-level data from the AHA's Quality Improvement programs

Quality Research

Search publications featuring AHA program data as well as tools and resources speaking to Quality Research and its applications in real-world settings. 


Featured Quality Research 

A monthly bite-sized interview with the author of the newest Quality Improvement Research on the Get With The Guidelines Data Registries.

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Vascular Medicine Consult Registry

Working to improve quality of life and patient care in vascular medicine, the AHA and SVS VQI® announce a new registry targeting the medical management of vascular disease. 

Mitral Valve Repair Reference Center Award

The Mitral Foundation and the American Heart Association have established this new joint recognition program for facilities. This award will provide information for patients and their families to make informed decisions and achieve better outcomes. This collaboration aims to increase the number of patients who receive mitral valve reconstruction, rather than replacement where appropriate.