The American Health Quality Association
represents Quality Improvement
Organizations (QIOs) and professionals working to improve the quality of health
care in communities across America. QIOs share information about best practices
with physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, and others. Working together with health care
providers, QIOs identify opportunities and provide assistance for improvement.
More about AHQA
NEW! JAMA paper ties QIO work to reduced hospital readmissions
A study in the January 23 issue of the Journal
of the American Medical Association (JAMA) associates the efforts of QIOs with a marked decrease in hospital readmissions. The study shows that QIO-coordinated efforts to organize diverse stakeholders in communities is a promising strategy to address care transitions and reduce readmissions.
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