Food Insecurity and the Role of Hospitals July 6, 2017 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET | 11:00 a.m. – 12:0...

July 6th, 2017
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As part of our work to Advance Health in America, the AHA and HRET are launching a series of guid...

June 21st, 2017
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Nurses at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, part of Catholic Health, introduced a Diabetes Education Qui...

June 15th, 2017
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The Impact of Community Health Workers June 7, 2017 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p...

June 7th, 2017
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The American Hospital Association and the Health Research & Educational Trust are working to supp...

June 7th, 2017
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This week, June 4-10, 2017, the AHA's Association for Community Health Improvement is celebrating...

June 5th, 2017
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As we close out National Mental Health Awareness month, I’d like to highlight a noteworthy effort...

June 1st, 2017
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One out of five Americans, or over 40 million people, struggle with behavioral health each day. I...

May 18th, 2017

This infographic provides a summary of the Association for Community Health Improvement’s Communi...

May 16th, 2017
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This HPOE and the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) webinar focuses on how two hea...

May 9th, 2017
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On May 7, 2017, I swore an oath to become the 118th chairman of the American Hospital Association...

May 8th, 2017
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This weekend kicks off a not-to-be-missed event for hospital and health system leaders: the AHA’s...

May 2nd, 2017

This HPOE and American Hospital Association Section for Maternal and Child Health webinar is abou...

April 27th, 2017
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Nearly 1,500 hospitals and health systems are participating in the AHA’s #123forEquity Pledge to ...

April 19th, 2017
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April is National Minority Health Month, dedicated to raising awareness about health disparities ...

April 12th, 2017
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Nurses have always been on the front lines at hospitals providing quality, compassionate care for...

April 4th, 2017
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I have been so proud to see America’s hospitals and health systems speak so passionately on behal...

March 29th, 2017
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As part of the American Hospital Association’s Hospital Against Violence initiative, Hospitals in...

March 23rd, 2017
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As many older patients are affected by Clostridium difficile (C.diff) in hospital settings, South...

March 22nd, 2017
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You may not know Rachelle Schultz of Winona, MN—but you probably can appreciate the concerns she ...

March 20th, 2017
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March 12-18, 2017, is Patient Safety Awareness Week, led by the National Patient Safety Foundatio...

March 13th, 2017
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March 12–18 is Patient Safety Awareness Week. HPOE.org offers guides, tools, case studies...

March 10th, 2017

In 2015, the geriatric and palliative care team at South Nassau Communities Hospital sponsored a ...

March 7th, 2017
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Stony Brook University Hospital coordinated efforts with its emergency department and ambulatory ...

March 7th, 2017
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Serious dental problems can affect the overall well-being of an individual. Therefore, Mount St. ...

March 7th, 2017
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Partnering—not competing—with other health organizations is how many hospitals are working to imp...

March 6th, 2017
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U.S. health care leaders are continually working to improve care processes while advancing a medi...

March 2nd, 2017
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The work of a Washington D.C. collaborative of hospitals and FQHCs is benefiting the entire commu...

February 27th, 2017
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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...

January 19th, 2017
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BackgroundIllinois Valley Community Hospital is a 49-bed, not-for-profit hospital located in Peru...

January 19th, 2017
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BackgroundMedStar Health is a not-for-profit health system in the Maryland and Washington, D.C., ...

January 19th, 2017
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BackgroundMultiCare Health System is a not-for-profit health care organization based in Tacoma, W...

January 19th, 2017
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BackgroundOchsner Health System in southeast Louisiana manages 13 hospitals and more than 40 heal...

January 19th, 2017
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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. ...

November 16th, 2016
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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...

October 3rd, 2016
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The AHA/HRET Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) 2.0 identifies best practices proven to reduce hos...

October 3rd, 2016
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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...

October 3rd, 2016
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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...

September 19th, 2016
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As consumers increasingly rely on information and reviews from a variety of sources to access all...

September 16th, 2016
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The best way to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) is to limit the use ...

September 16th, 2016
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Reducing and eliminating patient harm are at the forefront of patient safety and continue to be a...

September 16th, 2016
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According to the 2008 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Center for Health Stati...

September 16th, 2016
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At a 350 bed community teaching hospital, potentially preventive readmissions data from the Illin...

September 16th, 2016
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The systemwide Obstetrics Care Excellence Team was formed to improve quality of care and reduce c...

September 16th, 2016
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This project addresses the health care system's strategic initiative to ensure interdisciplinary ...

September 16th, 2016
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The hospital identified an opportunity to improve its discharge planning process to allow more ti...

September 16th, 2016
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Bronchiolitis, one of the most costly and frequent medical diagnoses seen at the hospital, is a s...

September 16th, 2016
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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...

September 16th, 2016
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Restraint documentation was a challenge at the hospital for multiple reasons, including the imple...

September 16th, 2016
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In 2008, the health system’s program to contact discharged emergency department (ED) and immediat...

September 16th, 2016
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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...

September 16th, 2016
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