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There is a critical need to elevate the discussion around workforce planning and development to e...

February 22nd, 2017
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The next generation of community health will serve as the foundation for total population health....

February 14th, 2017
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Community health initiatives that start with small successes can lead to bigger changes. St. Cath...

February 13th, 2017
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The 2017 chair files will begin highlighting efforts that are improving community health beyond t...

February 6th, 2017
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The Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals created a guide to help hospitals...

February 2nd, 2017
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Like many hospitals, SBH Health System uses the computerized provider order entry (CPOE) system. ...

February 2nd, 2017
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Trust is among the most important currencies we have as health care leaders. And during these tim...

January 30th, 2017
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On Jan. 20, 2017, I had the incredible opportunity to attend the presidential inauguration and ex...

January 23rd, 2017

Communities around the country are experiencing challenges in preventing substance use. For some ...

January 19th, 2017
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In response to a rapidly transforming health care environment, hospitals and health systems acros...

January 19th, 2017
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BackgroundHenry Ford Health System is a not-for-profit corporation composed of hospitals, medical...

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BackgroundIllinois Valley Community Hospital is a 49-bed, not-for-profit hospital located in Peru...

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BackgroundMedStar Health is a not-for-profit health system in the Maryland and Washington, D.C., ...

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BackgroundMultiCare Health System is a not-for-profit health care organization based in Tacoma, W...

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BackgroundOchsner Health System in southeast Louisiana manages 13 hospitals and more than 40 heal...

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A complete list of every HPOE/HRET guide created since 2010. This list features nearly 80 guides ...

January 9th, 2017
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To help reduce 30-day readmission rates, South Nassau Communities Hospital implemented “Right Car...

January 6th, 2017
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SBH Health System implemented numerous strategies to reduce the number of Cather-Associated Urina...

January 6th, 2017
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Cortland Regional Medical Center’s Transitional Care Program is working to reduce 30-day readmiss...

January 6th, 2017
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The 2016 chairman's columns have focused on  inspiring stories about hospitals and health systems...

December 19th, 2016

All future performance improvement projects will address health care disparities. That’s the comm...

December 12th, 2016

Hospitals and health systems are working hard to ensure that every person in every community rece...

December 5th, 2016
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Improving the health of communities where people live, work and play is more important than ever....

December 5th, 2016
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When hospitals engage community members and patients in the community health assessment process, ...

December 1st, 2016
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Quality and safety are “top of the agenda” at urban and rural hospitals across the country. At Ho...

November 28th, 2016
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To improve community health, Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics (MGH&FC) in Shelton, Wash...

November 21st, 2016
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After recognizing asthma as a major condition for many patients in the emergency department, St. ...

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Hospitals are working to achieve all elements of the Triple Aim by redesigning traditional ways o...

November 16th, 2016
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Increasingly, hospitals and health systems are forming partnerships to attain the new and demandi...

November 15th, 2016
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More and more hospitals are offering a wide variety of health and wellness programs and benefits ...

November 15th, 2016
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Hospitals and health systems are intensifying their focus to ensure all patients receive high-qua...

November 14th, 2016
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This joint HPOE and Disparities Solutions Center at Massachusetts General Hospital webinar discus...

November 8th, 2016
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Hospitals are helping students with disabilities transition from school to the workplace. Mat-Su ...

November 7th, 2016
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The AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize recognizes leadership and innovation in quality improvem...

November 2nd, 2016
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Focusing on community needs using a data-driven approach and local resources has improved care fo...

October 31st, 2016
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Adirondack Health is working with multiple sectors of the community, such as the Franklin County ...

October 26th, 2016
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MedEx Bedside Prescription Delivery is the very first bedside medication delivery service for hos...

October 26th, 2016
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Here’s an excellent opportunity for health care executives to study and discuss pressing health c...

October 24th, 2016
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Homelessness is a hidden but real issue in Chittenden County, VT. University of Vermont Medical C...

October 17th, 2016
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In 2016, Cleveland Clinic was honored by the American Hospital Association (AHA) with its Equity ...

October 12th, 2016
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Hospitals can create a culture of health in their own organization and in the community by develo...

October 12th, 2016
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Analyzing contributing factors and implementing targeted, sustainable solutions have helped hospi...

October 10th, 2016
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While much work has been done in the hospital setting, patient falls continue to be a problem. As...

October 4th, 2016
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In July 2016, the AHA/HRET Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) 2.0 hosted a state hospital associat...

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The AHA/HRET Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) 2.0 identifies best practices proven to reduce hos...

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Since September 2015, the American Hospital Association (AHA)/Health Research & Educational Trust...

October 3rd, 2016
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A health care collaboration in rural Missouri is expanding patient access to primary and behavior...

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Since 2012, the Aiming for Zero program at Northwell Hospital is continuously working to reduce C...

September 26th, 2016
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Northern Westchester Hospital is improving their patients’ experience through the Food Is Care pr...

September 26th, 2016
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The St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center created a Hypoglycemic Task Force to recognize and decrea...

September 26th, 2016
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At hospitals and health care systems across the country, executives, clinicians and staff are lea...

September 26th, 2016
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  The patient experience is more important today than ever before, with payments tied to patie...

September 21st, 2016
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Using the Triple Aim framework, hospitals and health systems can effectively address behavioral h...

September 20th, 2016
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Since September 2015, the AHA/HRET HEN 2.0 hospitals have been working to reduce hospital-acquire...

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As consumers increasingly rely on information and reviews from a variety of sources to access all...

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The best way to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) is to limit the use ...

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Reducing and eliminating patient harm are at the forefront of patient safety and continue to be a...

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According to the 2008 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Center for Health Stati...

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At a 350 bed community teaching hospital, potentially preventive readmissions data from the Illin...

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The systemwide Obstetrics Care Excellence Team was formed to improve quality of care and reduce c...

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This project addresses the health care system's strategic initiative to ensure interdisciplinary ...

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The hospital identified an opportunity to improve its discharge planning process to allow more ti...

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Bronchiolitis, one of the most costly and frequent medical diagnoses seen at the hospital, is a s...

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After reducing health care-acquired deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary emboli (PE) in 2011,...

September 16th, 2016
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Today more than ever, it is important to focus on reducing unnecessary testing and unneeded emerg...

September 16th, 2016
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In response to high readmission rates coming from the health system’s skilled nursing facility (S...

September 16th, 2016
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This health system's employee influenza vaccination policy compliance rate was less than 70 perce...

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Restraint documentation was a challenge at the hospital for multiple reasons, including the imple...

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In 2008, the health system’s program to contact discharged emergency department (ED) and immediat...

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The facility partnered with local emergency medical services (EMS) providers to improve early rec...

September 16th, 2016
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Chronic wounds are a growing problem in the United States. Based on evidence-based research of re...

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While the implementation of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ venous thromboembolism ...

September 16th, 2016
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Because the medical center’s lost charge capture related to IV injection and infusions totaled $8...

September 16th, 2016
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The problem faced by the health system was the lack of a coordinated approach for the review and ...

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The hospital identified two process improvement opportunities related to medication safety effort...

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Concurrent review of three core measure sets has ensured appropriate and timely patient care. The...

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Hospital readmissions for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart failu...

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This project explains how a multisite, outpatient breast cancer and lymphedema rehabilitation pro...

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Staff at this community-based rural hospital in northwest Illinois that treats more than 18,000 e...

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The hospital began working on its sepsis initiative in January 2014, after root cause analysis sh...

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Advance care planning is a critical element of wellness for all adult patients, regardless of dia...

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The Community Health Network (CHN) targets the socioeconomic determinants of health that are not ...

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Today, about one out of three children and adolescents ages 2-19 in the United States is overweig...

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This project was based on a multidisciplinary approach that focused on the admission process for ...

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The Reducing Readmissions: Making Data Real project decreased acute rehospitalization rates by al...

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The goal of this project was to standardize protocols for controlling patient pain following tota...

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Managing the flow of patient throughput is essential to preventing overcrowding in the emergency ...

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The goal was to reduce anesthesia's postoperative evaluation errors to less than 10 percent of al...

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Venous thromboembolism (VTE), defined as a deep vein thrombosis and/or pulmonary emboli, is linke...

September 16th, 2016
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Turnaround time for immunohistochemistry (IHC) stains in the laboratory of a 500 bed tertiary car...

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Limited provider appointment availability in the clinic was causing delays for patients seeking c...

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The goal was to reduce delay in patient care by decreasing patient wait times for a CT exam from ...

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Operational and physician leaders identified an opportunity to decrease the use of off-site telem...

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Surgical site infections (SSI) lead to patient suffering, morbidity and mortality, extended lengt...

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This project has decreased cycle time for medication reconciliation at time of admission and for ...

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The CK-MB Test is a traditional blood test of a cardiac marker used to assist in the diagnosis of...

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Studies show lipase to be as sensitive as and more specific than amylase in diagnosing pancreatit...

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The 2012 New England Compounding Center tragedy and ongoing drug shortages have caused a dramatic...

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