Starting in 2017, U.S. hospitals will have access to a comprehensive suite of co-branded accreditation services designed to optimize patient outcomes and improve hospital financial performance. These services will be focused on all aspects of cardiac care, including chest pain, cardiac catheterization, atrial fibrillation, heart failure and other cardiovascular conditions. In addition to offering disease-specific accreditations, a multi-faceted cardiac accreditation program will be developed by this collaboration to enable hospitals and health systems to achieve the highest standard of cardiac care for all patients.
The ACC and AHA are committed to reducing duplication and confusion in the marketplace and provide hospitals with a single source for state-of-the-art accreditation services to enhance quality and optimize patient outcomes and hospital financial performance. This collaboration will integrate the very latest evidence-based science and ACC/AHA guidelines into a comprehensive suite of accreditation services to support health care institutions’ entire cardiovascular care needs.