AHA Responds To IOM Report: Strategies To Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival
The American Heart Association Response to the 2015 Institute of Medicine Report on Strategies to Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival
The American Heart Association (AHA) supports the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report entitled “Strategies to Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival: A Time to Act (2015).”
For decades, the AHA has worked to reduce morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular disease though the development and dissemination of scientific evidence through guidelines, advocacy initiatives, education programs and quality improvement activities that serve as a foundation for advancing the AHA mission and IOM recommendations to improve cardiac arrest outcomes.
The AHA is announcing several new commitments to increase cardiac arrest survival, including providing funding to incentivize data interoperability, actively pursuing philanthropic support for both implementation opportunities and a resuscitation research network, and co-sponsoring a “National Cardiac Arrest Summit.”