How are value and health equity connected? The best way to examine the connection between health equity and value is to start by understanding health equity. Health equity is achieved by providing care that does not vary in quality by personal characteristics such as gender, ethnicity, geographic location and socioeconomic status. Therefore, achieving health equity requires a concerted effort to increase opportunities to be healthier for everyone, including those for whom obstacles are the greatest. Research has shown that improvements in health equity can provide tremendous value to patients, hospitals and the health care delivery system. And, hospitals and health systems are employing a number of approaches to improve health equity and promote value.
The AHA’s Members in Action series spotlights hospitals and health systems that are implementing new value-based strategies to improve health care…
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Value Initiative: Volunteer Health Care Catalysts: Hospital Volunteers Accelerating Healthy Outcomes while Delivering an Exceptional Patient Experience
Learn how directors of volunteer services can play a role in accelerating healthy outcomes for patients, caregivers and communities through data driven,…
Learn how a Patient Risk Assessment Profile allowed nurses to proactively assess patient risk to guide staffing decisions and nurse-patient assignment.…
During this session, you will learn how professionals responsible for caring for the patient and resident care environment can improve both value and outcomes.
Tuesday, August 6, 2019