We're trying to accomplish these things, but it takes time," he said, pointing to the Hospital Quality Alliance
sponsored by the AHA, the Association of American Medical Colleges, and the Federation of American Hospitals.
The Hospital Quality Alliance
report, a collaborative effort between the CMS, national hospital organizations and consumer advocates among others, found that with heart attack care, Newhall Memorial scored 100 percent within some quality measures.
In addition, measures have been endorsed by the National Quality Forum, and the American Hospital Association-led Hospital Quality Alliance
Ioana Popescu of the department of internal medicine at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, and associates calculated a composite acute MI compliance score for 2,761 hospitals that reported acute MI process measures for at least 25 acute MI cases a year to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Hospital Quality Alliance
database in 20042006.
The facility is also a voluntary participant in the Hospital Quality Alliance
(HQA), as well as partnerships with quality agencies including the Joint Commission, Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) patient perspective survey.
The Steering Committee is an amalgam of the Hospital Quality Alliance
and the AQA, bringing together hospital and physician concerns.
In this role, she is the AHA's point person for the Hospital Quality Alliance
, which is a public-private effort to provide information to consumers on the quality of care in American hospitals.
Gore has been a member of the Professional Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) of the Joint Commission on Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), and is also a member of the Hospital Council of the National Quality Forum (NQF), a consensus-building entity responsible for developing evidence-based protocols that are submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ("CMS") for approval and endorsement as Hospital Quality Alliance
Indicators or Core Measures.
He also designed and implemented the framework for the National Hospital Quality Alliance
, the first national performance recording system for all hospitals.