In September 2014, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) published the National Strategy for Quality Improvement in Health Care2014 Annual Progress Report to Congress. As stated in this report’s Executive Summary,
“The National Quality Strategy [NQS] serves as a framework for aligning stakeholders across the private and public sectors at the Federal, State, and local levels….The initial National Quality Strategy, published in March 2011, established three aims and six priorities for quality improvement, with real implications for the person receiving the care, advocating for a loved one, or becoming healthier as part of a community-wide effort.”
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services supports the implementation of the NQS. More about these plans can be found at http://www.ahrq.gov/workingforquality/index.html
Read the new AHRQ Report to Congress at http://www.ahrq.gov/workingforquality/reports/annual-reports/nqs2014annlrpt.pdf .
Additional information on public and private efforts to support the NQS are found at: http://www.ahrq.gov/workingforquality/index.html