Kershner Innovations in Quality Improvement Award

A redesigned Innovations Award Program

In the spirit of continuous quality improvement, the AAAHC Institute is revamping some elements of our award program.

What has changed? 

  • If you can identify the "10 elements" (AAAHC Handbook Standard Chapter 5, Subchapter I, C) in your QI study, you do not have to complete an application. You need only send us an electronic file with the study with the 10 elements identified and complete/sign a QI Study Submission Agreement, agreeing to the terms of the program.
  • We hope to recognize 3 organizations' QI studies for the primary care and 3 for the surgical/procedural care categories.
  • These 6 organizations will make poster presentations at the March 2017 AAAHC Achieving Accreditation Program in Tampa, Florida.
  • An honoraria will be awarded to one representative of each of the 6 organizations making poster presentations.
  • Airfare and hotel are no longer awarded.

What has remained the same?

  • The criteria and process of review of applications/studies remains the same. The Application and QI Study Submission Agreement provide detailed information on the criteria and review process.
  • The organizations recognized by this program will each receive 1 complimentary registration for the March 2017 AAAHC Achieving Accreditation program.

Please note that the deadline for submissions was October 3, 2016.

To learn more about these studies and others' award winning activities since 2004, order the latest AAAHC Institute Innovations Award Compendium.