Quality Improvement

Enrolling more Americans in health insurance coverage is just one component of the Affordable Care Act. The law also aims to reform our healthcare delivery system to make healthcare higher in quality while reducing costs for individuals, employers and taxpayers.

NJ's Partnership for Patients (www.njha.com/pfp)

New Jersey hospitals and other healthcare providers are embracing this effort through Partnership for Patients, a national healthcare quality improvement initiative. The New Jersey Hospital Association is leading this effort in the Garden State as one of one of 16 national, regional, or state hospital associations, Quality Improvement Organizations, and health system organizations to continue efforts in reducing preventable hospital-acquired conditions and readmissions.

This is the third time CMS has selected NJHA’s Health Research and Educational Trust to implement quality improvement. Previous work for Partnership for Patients has achieved in New Jersey:

    • - more than 14,000 cases of patient harm averted
    • - more than $120 million in healthcare cost savings
    • - the second-best rate of reducing hospital readmissions in the nation
    • - dramatic improvement in reducing infection and sepsis mortality rates, adverse drug events and other important quality measures.

Click here to read about more results from New Jersey's Partnership for Patients effort.