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.

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Case Studies

Members in Action Case Study: Penn Center for Community Health Workers

Jul 10, 2019
Penn Medicine’s Center for Community Health Workers (PCCHW) has served as a national center of excellence for community health worker (CHW) research, patient care and dissemination. The Center designed IMPaCT, a standardized, scalable, evidence-based CHW model of care, to help health care organizations reach beyond their own walls to help low-income patients address the root causes of their poor health.
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Members in Action Case Study: Welcome Baby Program Partnership

Dec 7, 2018
The Welcome Baby Program is part of a community network of programs that work together to provide supportive services to families with newborns.
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Members in Action Case Study: Northern New England Perinatal Quality Improvement Network

Nov 13, 2018
Sixteen years ago, Victoria Flanagan, R.N., M.S., and Michele Lauria, M.D., M.S., became increasingly alarmed as provider after provider closed vaginal-birth-after-a-caesarean (VBAC) programs across northern New England. Today, NNEPQIN consists of 43 organizations throughout New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine involved in perinatal care, including hospitals, state health departments, professional midwifery organizations, and the March of Dimes.
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Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Boston

Sep 12, 2018
In Brigham and Women’s home hospital care program, patients receive hospital-level care in the comfort of their own homes. The program has helped lower costs and readmissions.
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Member Calls: FY 2019 Final Rules for SNFs, IRFs, & LTCHs

Aug 24, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently released its final rules for fiscal year 2019 for the skilled nursing facility, inpatient rehabilitation facility and long-term care hospital prospective payment systems. Join us for a detailed overview of the final rules and to address member questions and concerns.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.