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Maya Linson

America's Essential Hospitals

Articles focus on innovative waivers that support states in transforming delivery systems to improve access and quality of care. Another focus is Medicaid coverage in areas of crucial need, such as mental health care.

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Process improvement methodology led to a 40 percent reduction in patient falls at Broward Health Imperial Point after just one year.

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The Essential Women’s Leadership Academy aims to decrease the gender gap in executive level positions at essential hospitals.

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Staff at the University of Missouri Health System developed a tool to ensure medical school graduates understand patient-centered care strategies.

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At University Medical Center of Southern Nevada (UMC), one teen volunteer raised money to help vulnerable patients with their pain management

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Hennepin County Medical Center found that better communication, workflow, and targeted quality improvement projects improved physician burnout, dissatisfaction, and retention.

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An interactive map takes you across the nation, exploring remarkable population health programs from members of America's Essential Hospitals.

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Document, developed by association's policy advisory committee, demonstrates essential hospitals' commitment to and promotion of care equity, and supports risk adjustment for sociodemographic status in certain quality improvement measures

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While Congress is in recess, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hold a hearing addressing the U.S. public health response to Ebola. CDC Director Tom Frieden, MD, and other U.S. public health officials will testify.

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Hear members of our policy team discuss the association's recently released brief on innovative alternative payment models. These models focus on ways to replace or augment existing fee-for-service and managed care models, while also increasing efficiency, coordination, and quality of care.

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Annual member characteristics data report documents essential hospitals' commitment to vulnerable patients and communities with high-quality care and vital services, such as trauma, burn, and psychiatric care and physician training. It also shows member hospitals provided outstanding care while ofte

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This year’s congressional races will set the tone for policy discussions that could impact our nation’s essential hospitals. America’s Essential Hospitals 2014 Election Advocacy Toolkit contains resources to support your work to engage congressional candidates this election season.

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Take a deep dive of our latest policy brief on waiver-based Medicaid programs, which details how essential providers work with their state and the federal government to carry out sustainable, systemic delivery system changes.

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The social determinants of health are a critical topic for essential hospital providers - learn more from this avid researcher's perspective.

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The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center developed a simple, replicable tool to help prevent fall injuries.

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MetroHealth's team-based Wash-In, Wash-Out program boosts hand hygiene compliance among staff and reduces hospital-acquired infections.

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Leon Haley of Grady Health System reveals his number-one Fellows Program takeaway

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A recent Health Affairs article demonstrates that an Eskenazi Health dementia and depression program is clinically and financially effective.

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Natividad Medical Center launched a program to ensure patients who speak indigenous languages receive the highest quality health care possible.

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A recent National Quality Forum draft report discusses whether performance measures used in accountability applications, such as pay-for-performance or public reporting, should be adjusted for socioeconomic factors when determining results; share your comments.

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Nutrition deficiency contributes to many serious health conditions, such as heart disease, stroke, hypertension, diabetes, and certain cancers. Studies also show a correlation to increasingly high health care costs and reduced productivity and chronic absence from work. Learn a phased approach to addressing these issues, with examples from several essential hospitals.

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A Truman Medical Centers study examines clinical decision support systems’ impact on venous thromboembolism prevention.

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Studies in the February 2014 issue of the American Journal of Infection Control discuss the state of infection prevention in U.S. hospitals and health care workers’ hand hygiene compliance.

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A Boston Medical Center pilot program successfully reduced audible alarms and improved patient safety across six weeks, leading the hospital to implement the strategy on all inpatient medical/surgical units.

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Recent journal articles highlight important disaster preparedness, patient safety, and social issues affecting health care.

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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's new director, Richard Kronick, PhD, has refocused the agency’s mission to emphasize producing evidence to make health care safer, more accessible, equitable, and affordable.

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Hospitals should encourage physicians to use a certain dress code to reduce the risk of spreading hospital-acquired infections, according to new expert guidance.

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Senior Research Associate Katie Reid, MPH, explains data’s role in research and offers tips for how to keep analyses on track.

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A recent study published in the journal Healthcare identified a set of emotion words that had consistent meanings for patients, families, and health care workers.

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Recent studies, which appeared in the January 2014 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, highlight how several hospitals successfully reduced patient harm in different areas of their organization.

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