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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Members in Action Case Studies

Oct 15, 2018
Community Health Worker Case Studies West Baltimore Primary Care Ac
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Geisinger Health System – Danville, Penn.

Oct 4, 2018
Geisinger Health System – Danville, Penn.
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Birmingham VA Medical Center – Birmingham, AL

Sep 27, 2018
Birmingham VA Medical Center – Birmingham, AL
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The Development of a Post-Acute Preferred Care Network

Sep 19, 2018
Join your colleagues Bennett Thompson, Assistant Vice President, and John Barkley, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, both of Atrium Health Continuing Care Division to learn of Atrium Health’s post- acute care strategy designed to deliver value with a patient focus.
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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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Active Shooter Protocol - King’s Daughters’ Hospital

Sep 10, 2018
ED Shooting Reveals Protocol Strengths and Areas for Improvement King’s Daughters’ Hospital | Madison, Ind. June 21, 2018, was a typical day in the em
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Webinar: Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center Gun Violence Initiative

Sep 10, 2018
Hear about Harborview’s innovative approach to gun violence patterned on alcohol and substance abuse interventions.
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Scripps Health’s A-Visions Program: Helping People with Mental Illness Find and Keep Employment

Aug 28, 2018
Held October 30, 2018 Please join Jerry Gold, Administrator Behavioral Health, Kevin Wilson, A-Visions Program Coordinator, and Wendy Hunter, Supervisor Behavioral Health, Scripps
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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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Webcast replay: Veterans Health and Patient-Centered Care Programs

Aug 22, 2018
Tom Nickels, AHA executive vice president of government relations and public policy, was joined by Kameron Matthews, M.D., acting deputy undersecretary for health for community care, Veterans
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The CY 2019 Outpatient PPS/ASC Payment System Proposed Rule

Aug 17, 2018
Webinar held Aug. 14, 2018 Regulatory Advisory
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Genesis Health System – Davenport, IA

Aug 16, 2018
Genesis Health System – Davenport, IA
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The Value Initiative - Hartford HealthCare, Connecticut

Aug 8, 2018
Hartford HealthCare – Connecticut
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Webinar: St. Vincent’s, Jacksonville, the ROI of Mental Health First Aid

Aug 3, 2018
Learn how five local hospital systems created a course to train people to perform "adult mental health first aid," giving members of the public skills to help someone who is developing or experiencing a mental health crisis
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Member Call: Home Health PPS Proposed Rule

Jul 25, 2018
Held July 25, 2018 Join your colleagues as AHA policy staff review several topics of significant impact to the home health providers and seek your feedback on the potential impact of each
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Telepsychiatry Program - Children’s Hospital & Medical Center

Jun 29, 2018
Children’s Hospital & Medical Center | Omaha, NE Annually, more than 250,000 children from a five-state region receive care at children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha, the o
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Detroit Life is Valuable Everyday (DLIVE) - Detroit Medical Center – Sinai-Grace Hospital

Jun 29, 2018
Detroit Medical Center – Sinai-Grace Hospital | Detroit, MI Detroit Life is Valuable Everyday (DLIVE) was created to address a significant medical issue in its community: Homicide is the
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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.
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AHA Members in Action

Jun 25, 2018
Case studies that showcase what members are doing to prevent violence in the workplace.
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Be the Change: Allina Health’s Effort to Eliminate Stigma around Mental Health and Addiction Conditions

Jun 25, 2018
Held July 17 PRE-EVENT READING Please join Paul Goering, M.D., Vice President – Clinical Care, Mental He
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Webinar: Antitrust Enforcement in Healthcare

Jun 19, 2018
FTC Provider-Merger Enforcement: Webinar recording from June 19, 2018 with Crowell & Moring
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Rural Emergency Medical Center Act and CAH Mileage Criteria

Jun 12, 2018
Held June 12, 2018 Please join the AHA rural team for a special call to discuss recently introduced legislation to allow existing critical access hospitals and certain small rural hospita
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Tenderloin Health Improvement Partnership: Printable PDFs

Jun 12, 2018
Tenderloin Health Improvement Partnership: The Push to Advance Health and Safety in the Tenderloin - Printable PDFs
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Psychiatric Stabilization Unit – Billings Clinic

Jun 12, 2018
Billings Clinic | Billings, MT Billings Clinic is Montana’s largest health care organization and serves a wide region covering not only much of Montana, but also northern Wyoming and the
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Educational Events on Human Trafficking

Jun 6, 2018
Webinars Human Trafficking Webinar Series with Dignity Health
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Ray of Hope Behavioral Health Program - Cottage Hospital

Jun 5, 2018
Cottage Hospital | Woodsville, NH Founded more than 100 years ago, Cottage Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital serving a large region of New Hampshire and Vermont.
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Members-Only Calls to review the FY 2019 Proposed Rules for LTCHs, IRFs, & SNFs

May 29, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently released the FY 2019 proposed rules for long-term care hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, and skilled nursing facilities.&nbsp
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Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Hartford Hospital, and Trinity College

May 23, 2018
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Hartford Hospital, and Trinity College, Hartford, CT Southside Institutions Neighborhood Alliance is a multi-anchor partnership between Connecticut
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TeleTriage Emergency Department Program – MedStar Washington Hospital Center

May 23, 2018
In 2009, MedStar Washington Hospital Center embedded a "provider in triage" – known as the PIT approach – to assist patients as they entered the ED.
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Ensuring Access to Care and Improving Population Health

May 21, 2018
Held May 31, 2018 Join the AHA Section for Small or Rural Hospitals as we feature the 2017 AHA Rural Hospital Leadership award recipient Bryan Slaba and finalist Erik Thorsen and their ef
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Case Study: Wagner Community Memorial Hospital – Avera

May 21, 2018
Ensuring Access to Care Wagner Community Memorial Hospital – Avera
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Case Study: Columbia Memorial Hospital, Astoria, OR

May 21, 2018
Ensuring Access and Improving Population Health through Collaboration and Patient-Centered Care
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Workforce Planning from a Health System Perspective

May 18, 2018
This program offers three perspectives on the strategies and key leaders needed to develop a system-wide workforce development plan.  First, Rhonda Anderson, former CEO of Cardon Children’s Me
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OSF HealthCare – Peoria, IL

May 10, 2018
Connecting health systems and community-based organizations to improve outcomes
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AHA Members in Action

May 3, 2018
Case studies featuring AHA member programs addressing street and gang violence in their communities.