American Hospital Association
Health Research & Educational Trust


Available Now! 2016 Change Packages and Checklists

The revised AHA/HRET HEN 2.0 Change Packages are updated with:

  • Modified harm definitions and resources
  • Relevant updates in best practices and change ideas
  • An easy-to-use, streamlined structure
  • Updated Top Ten Checklists

Updated Improvement Calculator Now Available

Download the updated Improvement Calculator, a great tool for tracking safety across the board.


Reducing Preventable Harm in Hospitals

Through a robust collaboration between the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, many state hospital associations and numerous individual hospitals, there has been a notable reduction in hospital preventable harm. Since the inception of the collaboration in 2011, patients have experienced 2.1 million fewer incidents of harm. In short, this translates to an estimated 87,000 deaths prevented and $20 billion saved in health care costs between 2011 and 2014. Read more about the national efforts to improve patient safety and the Partnership for Patients initiative in the article featured below.

Read full article here.