AHA/HRET Guides

Jun 18, 2015
Health care teams that communicate effectively reduce the potential for human error, resulting in enhanced patient safety and improved clinical performance. TeamSTEPPS—Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety—capitalizes on the U.S.
May 12, 2015
This white paper provides valuable perspectives on how the accountable care movement has or will impact the hospital sector. This work was supported by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Mar 31, 2015
Hospital leaders struggle to provide effective care coordination to vulnerable populations. In 2011, the AHA committee on research examined emerging hospital-centered practices in effective care coordination for vulnerable populations, focusing the examples on the critical 'dual eligible'…
Mar 26, 2015
To truly transform care, hospitals and care systems must effectively engage patients and their families. This guide presents a framework for one powerful way to engage patients – as advisors on quality and patient safety initiatives.
Mar 11, 2015
Hospitals and care systems are uniquely positioned to play an integral role preventing violence in their communities. Evidence shows that hospital-based violence intervention programs reduce violence, save lives and decrease health care costs.
Jan 29, 2015
This toolkit is a user-friendly “how-to” guide to help accelerate the elimination of health care disparities and ensure hospital leadership reflect the communities they serve.
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 coordinated care. The goals are to improve the health of the community through increased access to primary care, appropriate admissions…
Jan 26, 2015
As the field moves from a fee-for-service to value-based model, hospitals are focusing on quality and population health management, and on providing more integrated, better coordinated care.
Dec 4, 2014
This handy visual aid illustrates the main points from '2013 Diversity and Disparities: A Benchmark Study of U.S. Hospitals' report, along with interviews from hospital leaders. It highlights several key points. The benefits of cultural compency: Social Health Business Three key steps toward…