American Heart Association

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. 

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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.


Recognized Hospitals

The American Heart Association/American Stroke 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, before you need cardiovascular care.

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Quality Research and Clinical Tools

Young Investigator Research Opportunities

The AHA/ASA greatly values the development of Young Investigators. Learn more about funded research for Early Career Professionals. 

National Level Research Opportunities

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

Quality Research

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

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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

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