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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The Value Initiative Members In Action: Midland Memorial Hospital – Midland, Texas

Apr 1, 2019
Midland Memorial Hospital – Midland, Texas Predictive analytics creates value through nurse staffing system
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Sutter Health – Street Nurse

Nov 3, 2016
What is it? The Street Nurse works on the street, connecting directly with homeless individuals who need immediate medical care and/or medical advice.
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Parkview Health – Community Nursing Program

Oct 3, 2016
What is it? Supported by Parkview Community Health Improvement, the Community Nursing program operates outside of the hospital walls to improve the health and well-being of the community.
AHA/HRET Guides
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Leadership Toolkit for Redefining the H: Engaging Trustees and Communities

Jan 28, 2015
As the field moves from a fee-for-service to value-based model, leaders are focusing on quality, population health management and providing more integrated, better co
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Minority Nursing Program

Dec 15, 2014
Read about how Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare developed a minority nusing program that identifies bilingual nurses and nurses of color.
AHA/HRET Guides
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Cybersecurity and Hospitals: What Hospital Trustees Need to Know About Managing Cybersecurity Risk and Response

Aug 15, 2014
Cybersecurity vulnerabilities and intrusions pose risks for every hospital and its reputation.
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Nurse Server Serving Nurses

Sep 20, 2009
The Problem
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Empowering Nurses to Reduce Falls

Sep 1, 2009
The organization was recording more patient falls than its leadership considered acceptable; approximately 25 falls each month.
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Relationship-based Care: Beyond Nursing

Aug 1, 2009
The Problem