Focus On Quality
Patient outcomes improve when medical professionals follow the most up-to-date evidence-based treatment guidelines.
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.
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.
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/ASA greatly values the development of Young Investigators.
National Level Research Opportunities
Find out how to use national-level data from the AHA/ASA's Quality Improvement programs
Search publications featuring AHA/
ASA program data as well as tools and resources speaking to Quality Research and its applications in real-world settings.
Mild and Rapidly Improving Stroke Study
We’ve teamed up with the University of Miami to evaluate treatment options for patients with mild and rapidly improving stroke symptoms. This collaborative effort studies data from 100 hospitals participating in the AHA’s Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke quality program.
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.