What we do

Institute for Quality ImprovementThe AAAHC Institute for Quality Improvement conducts research and designs tools to improve the quality of health care. 


Our projects include:

  • Studies - to help organizations gather benchmarking and other data that can be used for quality improvement
  • Awards - to recognize and disseminate information on exemplary quality improvement studies
  • Publications - including QI workbooks, patient safety toolkits, benchmarking study reports, AAAHC Quality Roadmap 

    The AAAHC Quality Roadmap annually reviews data from AAAHC surveys to identify trends in Standards compliance. This analysis is used by AAAHC in the development of educational resources to assist organizations in improving compliance and by organizations to identify areas of strength and potential weakness. Read the current report.

We also participate in national quality improvement meetings such as those of the National Quality Forum and in the US Dept of Health and Human Services efforts to eliminate healthcare acquired infections (HAIs).