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.


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Rural Emergency Medical Center Act and CAH Mileage Criteria

Jun 12, 2018
Held June 12, 2018 Please join the AHA rural team for a special call to discuss recently introduced legislation to allow existing critical access hospitals and certain small rural hospita
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Value Initiative: Members In Action: Edgerton Hospital and Health Services – Edgerton, WI

Feb 15, 2018
Edgerton (WI) Hospital and Health Services is the first critical access hospital in the country to install a geothermal system, which relies on the earth’s natural temperature to heat and cool buildings. The system paid for itself in 6 years – that’s 9 years ahead of schedule. Click here to learn more.
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Telehealth: Delivering the Right Care, at the Right Place, at the Right Time

Jul 1, 2017
Case Examples of AHA Members in Action - July 2017 Report
AHA/HRET Guides
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AHA/HRET Guides and Reports--The Complete List

Jan 9, 2017
A complete list of every HPOE/HRET guide created since 2010. This list features nearly 80 guides with brief descriptions of the content.
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IHA 2015 Quality Awards

Oct 6, 2015
Sinai Health System, Chicago, “Helping Adults Breathe and Thrive: A Healthy Homes Approach to Improving Respiratory He
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Lean Six Sigma Reduces Wait Time on Day of Discharge by 28 Percent in a Critical Access Hospital

Oct 6, 2015
Patients discharged to home waited an average of 3.5 hours to complete all of the necessary steps on the day of their discharge, from the time the physician told them they were going home to the time
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Community Collaborations

Sep 9, 2015
Elizabethtown (N.Y.) Community Hospital's care transition program successfully reduced all-cause hospital readmission from 10 percent in 2012 to 4 perce
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Change the Culture; Increase Wellness

Sep 1, 2015
In order to develop a durable systemic change, one Keene, N.H., program is making the healthy choice the easy choice. Turn
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Eliminating Falls with Injury: Our Journey to Zero Injuries from Falls

Jun 18, 2015
Their journey to eliminate falls with injury started last year, working towards a safety culture to reduce harm across the board.