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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The Value Initiative Members in Action: Baylor Scott & White Health – Dallas, Texas

Aug 5, 2019
Baylor Scott & White Health’s Community Advocates Program trains undergraduate student volunteers to screen patients for their medical and social needs and link them to existing resources in the community.
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The Value Initiative Members in Action: Integrated Healthcare Associates, Trinity Health – Ann Arbor, Mich.

Aug 5, 2019
IHA implemented a social determinants of health screening and referral program in an effort to connect with patients, and meet the requirements of the State Innovation Model Patient-Centered Medical Home Initiative.
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The Value Initiative Members In Action: Nationwide Children’s Hospital – Columbus, Ohio

Jul 2, 2019
Nationwide Children’s Hospital wanted to make its surrounding neighborhoods a better place to live and work for its patients and employees.
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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: 15 Hospitals in North Carolina and South Carolina

Apr 1, 2019
15 Hospitals in North Carolina and South Carolina Transforming Care in the Carolinas
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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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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.