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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Value Initiative: Unconscious Bias: From Awareness to Action

Dec 6, 2018
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
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Improving the Patient Experience with Volunteers

Dec 6, 2018
Hospital volunteers can work collaboratively with Patient Experience teammates to improve value for patients. Understanding how to integrate empathy into the patient experience can develop a culture for empathy and patient-centered care in your hospital. In this virtual workshop, learn how volunteers can lead the way to accelerate healthy outcomes for patients, caregivers and communities.
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Value Initiative: Using Risk-Adjusted Staffing to Improve Patient Value

Dec 6, 2018
Learn how a Patient Risk Assessment Profile allowed nurses to proactively assess patient risk to guide staffing decisions and nurse-patient assignment. Implementation of this tool improved patient value, reduced adverse events, and avoided unnecessary hospital costs.
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Value Initiative: Improving Value through Evidence-Based Training

Dec 6, 2018
During this session, you will learn how professionals responsible for caring for the patient and resident care environment can improve both value and outcomes.
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Value Initiative Webinar: High-value Care Performance Improvement

Nov 30, 2018
Register Tuesday, June 4, 2019
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Value Initiative Webinar: The Connection between Strategy and Marketing Professionals and Value

Nov 30, 2018
Register here Tuesday, April 2, 2019|
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Implementing Strategies to Promote Value: Participating in Medicare APMs

Nov 30, 2018
We’ll review the ways in which hospitals can participate in Medicare alternative payment models and offer thoughts on what we expect the APM landscape to look like in the future.
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Member Conference Call: Home Health PPS Final Rule: CY 2019 Update

Nov 28, 2018
Regulatory Advisory: Home Health PPS Final Rule: CY 2019 Update and CY 2020 Payment Syst
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Value Initiative Webinar: Value and You

Nov 28, 2018
Register here Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019
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Webinar: The CY 2019 PFS/QPP Final Rule

Nov 21, 2018
The final rule updates physician fee schedule payments for CY 2019 and finalizes several policies to implement year three of the Quality Payment Program created by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. See the AHA Regulatory Advisory for a detailed summary, key takeaways and AHA’s reaction to the rule. Listen to this webinar to hear more about the rule.
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Leveraging home health and other post-acute programs

Nov 15, 2018
Leveraging home health and other post-acute programs/tools to assist hospitals in achieving their value based purchasing goals and preventing readmission Held Nov.
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Case Study: Grady Health System, Atlanta, GA - Managing Workplace Safety and Reducing Workplace Violence

Nov 14, 2018
Violence is a significant public health issue and of great concern to hospitals caring for victims of violence. It also is a major concern for those who work in hospitals.
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Partnerships and Leading Practices to Improve Maternal Health Webinar Materials

Nov 14, 2018
AHA hosted this special member webinar presentation and discussion on improving maternal health and reducing maternal mortality, the
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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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Members in Action Case Study: Samaritan Maternity Connection

Nov 13, 2018
In 2001, a Samaritan Health Services (SHS) physician, Dr. Richard Wopat, recognized the need to improve birth outcomes of high-risk pregnant women in the region. In collaboration with various community and state partners, he started a pilot program in 2002 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center to ensure that the most vulnerable pregnant women had access to care and to screenings for special issues including medical, obstetrical, and psychosocial concerns. Today, the Samaritan Maternity Connection (MC) program is now implemented at all five of the SHS hospitals and the three county health departments.
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Election 2018: Key Takeaways for Health Care

Nov 9, 2018
p, ul { font-size: 16px; } li { margin-bottom: 20px; } The dust has begun to settle on the 2018 mid-term elections and a clearer picture is emerging of what the
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Owning Disruption: A Consumer Driven Strategy at Providence St. Joseph Health

Nov 9, 2018
This Webinar was Held November 9 at 2PM CST The proliferation of disruptors in healthcare coupled with the desire to connect with consumers provided the impetus for Providence
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The Value Initiative: Lawrence General Hospital – Lawrence, Mass.

Nov 7, 2018
Lawrence General Hospital joined with the city's leaders to launch “Healthy on the Block,” which partners with neighborhood convenience stores to offer fresh fruit in areas that are considered a food desert.
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Webinar: Project SHOUT: Zuckerberg San Francisco General

Nov 6, 2018
Project SHOUT (Support for Hospital Opioid Use Treatment): Zuckerberg San Francisco General, San Francisco, CA Held November 13, 2018
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Members in Action Case Study: CenteringPregnancy®

Nov 5, 2018
Overview South Carolina suffers from a high rate of preterm birth, with 11.1 percent of women delivering prior to 37 weeks gestational age (according to the March of Dimes 2016 prematurit
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Members in Action Case Study: Maternal Opiate Medical Support Project

Nov 5, 2018
Overview In May 2014, the Ohio Governor’s Office of Health Transformation awarded MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland $395,170 in grant funding to reduce lengthy hospital stays and pr
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Members in Action Case Study: Perinatal Addiction Treatment Program

Nov 5, 2018
Overview Dartmouth–Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) is New Hampshire’s only academic medical center and is headquartered on a 225-acre campus in the heart of the Upper Connecticut River Va
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Members in Action Case Study: A Multi-Pronged Approach to the Opioid Crisis

Nov 5, 2018
Overview Catholic Medical Center (CMC) is a 330-bed, not-forprofit, full-service acute care hospital in Manchester, N.H.
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Members in Action Case Study: Perinatal Depression Outreach Program

Nov 5, 2018
Overview Services specific to perinatal mental health are sparse in our state, and those that exist are often difficult to access.
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Members in Action Case Study: Nurturing Healthy Moms and Babies

Nov 5, 2018
Overview As the leading health care organization in Greater New Haven, Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH) demonstrates its longtime commitment to families – especially mothers and children –
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Case Study: Improving Infant Mortality Rates for African-American Families

Nov 5, 2018
Detroit’s infant mortality rate has been among the highest in the nation for years.
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Members in Action Case Study: Creating a Community Net for Vulnerable Women and Children

Nov 5, 2018
Overview Mercy Health Fort Smith delivers approximately 2,500 babies annually. The hospital’s diverse patient population presents opportunities to minister in unique ways to families.
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Maternal and Child Health Section Members-Only Conference Calls & Webcasts

Nov 2, 2018
Partnerships & Leading Practices to Reduce Maternal Morbidity November 13, 2018
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Webinar: Addiction Recovery Medical Home Model

Nov 2, 2018
Held November 15 The Alliance for Recovery-Centered Addiction Health Services, of which the AHA is a member, recently
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Members in Action Case Studies

Oct 30, 2018
The AHA has created an Action Plan that describes four steps to help meet the goal of eliminating maternal mortality and reducing severe morbidity. This Action Plan incorporates feedback from hundreds of hospital and clinical leaders who serve on AHA’s councils, committees and regional policy boards. The member case studies below highlight how our member hospitals and health systems have worked to implement these actions.
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Sustaining Successful Outcomes with the Obstetric Hemorrhage Patient Safety Bundle

Oct 30, 2018
Held December 7, 2015 3:00 pm ET (2:00 pm CT; 1:00 pm MT; noon PT) If you have any questions, please contact Member Relations at 800-424-4301.
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Webinar: Project SHOUT (Support for Hospital Opioid Use Treatment)

Oct 24, 2018
Members Only webinar presentation and discussion on Project SHOUT: Support for Hospital Opioid Use Treatment.
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AHA Value Initiative Members In Action: Northern Maine Medical Center – Fort Kent, Maine

Oct 24, 2018
Northern Maine Medical Center – Fort Kent, Maine Purchase of Retail Pharmacy Enhances Services to the Community
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Webinar: Jefferson Health - New Jersey: South Jersey Behavioral Health Innovation Collaborative

Oct 22, 2018
CEOs Improving Access to Care Monday, November 5, 2018
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Case Study: Bon Secours Baltimore Health System

Oct 17, 2018
West Baltimore Primary Care Access Collaborative