Alabama Hospital Association

Additional Resources

  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
    The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is the federal agency charged with improving health care through research.
  • HCAHPS
    The portion of Hospital Compare that displays information on patient perspectives of their hospital care.
  • Hospital Compare
    Web site that displays information about inpatient hospital care.
  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
    The Institute for Healthcare Improvement is a national organization that provides a number of free resources for quality improvement.
  • Institute for Safe Medication Practices
    The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) is a not-for-profit organization that works closely with healthcare practitioners and institutions, regulatory agencies, professional organizations and the pharmaceutical industry to provide education about adverse drug events and their prevention.
  • Leapfrog
    A business-sponsored, membership organization that seeks to publish information on hospital quality and safety practices.
  • National Quality Forum
    The National Quality Forum (NQF) strives to improve health care through the endorsement of consensus-based national standards for measurement and public reporting of healthcare performance data.
  • Quality Check
    The Joint Commission publishes information on hospital quality on its Web site “Quality Check.”
  • The Joint Commission
    This national organization inspects hospitals to ensure they meet certain quality standards.