Best Practices Library

These resources aim help health care leaders expand their knowledge and enhance their performance in achieving their community health goals.

The library’s information is constantly changing as documents are continuously posted. Topics go across all health care issues and cut across all health care settings.

If you have questions e-mail us at hpoe@aha.org.


Case Studies
Public

The Value Initiative - Hartford HealthCare, Connecticut

Aug 8, 2018
Hartford HealthCare – Connecticut
Webinar Recordings
Member

Webinar: St. Vincent’s, Jacksonville, the ROI of Mental Health First Aid

Aug 3, 2018
Learn how five local hospital systems created a course to train people to perform "adult mental health first aid," giving members of the public skills to help someone who is developing or experiencing a mental health crisis
Webinar Recordings
Member

Member Call: Home Health PPS Proposed Rule

Jul 25, 2018
Held July 25, 2018 Join your colleagues as AHA policy staff review several topics of significant impact to the home health providers and seek your feedback on the potential impact of each
Case Studies

Telepsychiatry Program - Children’s Hospital & Medical Center

Jun 29, 2018
Children’s Hospital & Medical Center | Omaha, NE Annually, more than 250,000 children from a five-state region receive care at children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha, the o
Case Studies

Detroit Life is Valuable Everyday (DLIVE) - Detroit Medical Center – Sinai-Grace Hospital

Jun 29, 2018
Detroit Medical Center – Sinai-Grace Hospital | Detroit, MI Detroit Life is Valuable Everyday (DLIVE) was created to address a significant medical issue in its community: Homicide is the
Case Studies

Case Study: Ochsner Health System - AI-powered Early-warning System Saves Lives

Jun 27, 2018
Members in Action: Improve Quality and Patient Outcomes
Case Studies

Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas – Volunteer Pharmacy Courier Program

Jun 25, 2018
June 2018 - In response to frustration by patients, nurses and pharmacy staff regarding timely delivery of medications to nursing units, Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas implemented a volunteer pharmacy courier program.
Case Studies

Clinch Valley Medical Center’s Bridge Program

Jun 25, 2018
June 2018 - Clinch Valley Medical Center’s Bridge Program helps improve patients’ health, decrease readmissions and reduce costs.
Case Studies

OSF HealthCare’s Iris software platform

Jun 25, 2018
June 2018 - OSF HealthCare uses the software platform, Iris™, to connect clinicians and CBOs to follow patients in both health care and community settings to ensure they receive the services they need to support their health and wellness goals and prevent hospitalization.
Case Studies

Boston Medical Center Collaborative Purchases Solar Power, Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Jun 25, 2018
June 2018 - To decrease operating expenses and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Boston Medical Center buys electricity from a solar farmland in North Carolina, as part of a renewable energy project with two other Boston-based entities. Since 2011, through a wide range of energy-saving efforts, BMC has reduced its greenhouse gases by 93%. Read the case study to learn more.