Hospital Quality Alliance

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Hospital Quality Alliance

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HQA

An alliance formed in 2002 by hospitals, health insurers, health care professional organizations, and public agencies interested in health care quality.

It develops and publishes information for the general public on health-related quality, cost, and value on its website, www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov.

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The HQA and HMS values were calculated using the Rapid 2.1 database (Davy-Bowker et al., 2008).
The observed HQA values varied between 7 and 66 points (SD 16.6) with the mean value of 39 points.
Until the Joint Commission receives the nod from NQF and HQA, data on the measures will not be publicly available through QualityCheck.org and will not be included in the Joint Commission's Priority Focus Process (PFP) or Strategic Surveillance System (S3).
'This scheme proved very helpful to HQA and we would recommend it for fledgling exporters,' said Mr Hulme.
Servicing Defect Removals (Positive): Similar to the STACR DNA and HQA transactions, this transaction will include provisions where the loan will be removed from the reference pool if the servicer does not materially comply with Freddie Mac's servicer guide.
The demonstration built on a voluntary reporting initiative, the Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA), established by a collaboration between the American Hospital Association (AHA), CMS, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, and several consumer groups (]ha 2005).
In order to foster improvement, the Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA), a collaboration of leading health care organizations, has identified standard measures of hospital quality that can be used by health care providers to improve quality of care and by consumers to make informed health care choices (Jha et al.
In March 2008, HQA expanded its public reporting efforts to encompass patient experiences of care from the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey (Keeler et al.