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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Program Helps Norwegian American Hospital Provide Paths to Leadership

Sep 4, 2019
As physicians take on increasing levels of executive responsibility within hospitals, their skills need to evolve with their role. While caring for patients will always be paramount, other skills related to cross-functional collaboration, conflict resolution, managing to metrics and long-term strategy become equally important. Norwegian American Hospital, a 200-bed safety-net hospital in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood, recognized this need within its organization and embarked on a professional development partnership with the American Hospital Association that will help it engage and develop physicians to build a pipeline of future leaders.
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Physician Alliance Well-Being Case Study: Atlantic Medical Group

Aug 26, 2019
A component of the Atlantic Health System in northern New Jersey, Atlantic Medical Group (AMG) comprises 3,500 employees covering 316 locations and over 65 specialties.
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Physician Alliance Well-Being Case Studies: Members in Action

Apr 26, 2019
The AHA Physician Alliance’s Members in Action series spotlights hospitals and health systems that are implementing strategies to improve the health of clinicians and reduce administrative burden
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The Value Initiative Members in Action: Presbyterian Healthcare Services – Albuquerque, NM

Apr 1, 2019
Presbyterian Healthcare Services – Albuquerque, NM Holistic Partnership Improves Outcomes for Patients with Substance Use Disorders
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AHA Value Initiative Members In Action: Montefiore Health System - The Bronx, Westchester and the Hudson Valley, N.Y.

Feb 11, 2019
Montefiore Health System uses the Collaborative Care Model to better serve patients with significant medical and mental health conditions and socioeconomic challenges.
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Physician Alliance Well-Being Case Study: Trinity Health System

Jan 4, 2019
Trinity Health is the nation’s second-largest national Catholic health system with a steadfast mission to be a transforming and healing presence within communities across 22 states. To comply with evaluation and management (E/M) billing requirements, Trinity had revised its history of present illness (HPI) documentation policy in 2012 to exclude the use of ancillary staff notes.
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Members in Action Case Study: Reducing Infant Mortality: Maternal and Infant Outreach

Dec 7, 2018
Parkview Hospital is one of the oldest – and only remaining – nonprofit hospitals in northeast Indiana. Parkview has a long history of community engagement based on reaching out and collaborating with community leaders and nonprofit agencies to deliver services, increase access, and address the social determinants of health. The Maternal and Infant Outreach initiative is offered in partnership with multiple social services agencies aimed at reducing infant mortality by providing resources to expectant and new mothers, including Healthy Families, Associated Churches, A Hope Pregnancy Center, Beds and Britches, Etc., SCAN, and the Neighborhood Health Clinic.
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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: Healthy Beginnings

Dec 7, 2018
Overview About eight out of 1,000 babies born in Delaware die before their first birthday, compared with a national rate of about six out of 1,000.