AHA releases guide for hospitals to improve quality and efficiency

Striving for Top Box: Hospitals Increasing Quality and Efficiency is a new guide from the AHA's Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence initiative.  The guide was created to share best practices and key lessons from on a variety of topics including care coordination, health and wellness, equity of care, and new payment and care delivery models, according to the Health, Research and Educational Trust (HRET) website.

HRET states that the guide was created by documenting three organizations working towards improving both quality and efficiency. 

(Sources: AHA News Now, http://ahanews.com, May 4, 2011; HRET, http://www.hret.org, accessed May 17, 2011)