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Leading the Field

Essential hospitals conduct innovative and cutting-edge clinical, research, and medical education projects or practices

UVA Health System Harnesses the Digital Revolution

Emily Schweich

With telehealth programs at home and abroad, the Charlottesville health system works to improve access to quality care.

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Tending the Garden of Medical Education

Emily Schweich

Essential hospitals around the country are integrating population health and health policy into medical education curriculum.

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Family Medicine–Psychiatry Residency Trains Future Essential Hospital Leaders

Glennon O’Grady, MD

This Boston Medical Center residency program trains physicians to attend to chronic conditions, mental health, and substance use disorders in one visit.

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Population Health: 3 Key Insights from VITAL2018

Kimberly Green

Essential hospitals improve population health through innovative approaches to address the social determinants of health and promote community-integrated health care. Several presentations on population health at VITAL2018, our annual meeting, highlighted key insights from population health leaders.

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Innovation and Adaptation: 3 Key Insights from VITAL2018

Kimberly Green

Front-line staff engagement, patient empowerment, and collaboration were key themes in our VITAL2018 sessions focused on innovation and adaptation.

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Finding Reachable Moments to Tackle Opioid Misuse

Emily Schweich

Leaders from Christiana Care Health System, in Wilmington, Del., and The MetroHealth System, in Cleveland, shared at VITAL2018 how their hospitals have tackled the opioid crisis.

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Clinical Leadership: 3 Key Insights from VITAL2018

Kimberly Green

Several presentations on clinical leadership at VITAL2018, our annual meeting, highlighted key insights for clinical leaders at essential hospitals.

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Between Us: Protecting Adolescent Confidentiality in Electronic Health Records

Maria Veronica Svetaz

The Between Us program at Hennepin Healthcare ensures that adolescent confidentiality is protected in electronic health records.

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Essential Hospitals Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening, Awareness

Janelle Schrag

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month; Essential hospitals, like Erie County Medical Center and UT Health Northeast, are leading the field in improving colorectal cancer education, research, and preventive screening.

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Newark Hospital Helps Patient Teach from the Heart

Emily Schweich

After receiving a lifesaving heart transplant at association member Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, one patient took heart health into her own hands — literally.

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Essential Women’s Leadership Academy Empowers Executives

Emily Schweich

Two Essential Women’s Leadership Academy alumnae reflect on their experiences in this biennial training program that builds empowered hospital executives.

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The University of Chicago Medicine Collaborates with Google on Machine Learning Research

Emily Schweich

Google and UChicago researchers hope to use machine learning to find patterns in electronic health records and predict readmissions and complications.

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Essential Hospitals Continue To Lead Fight Against HIV

Michelle Rosenfeld

As National HIV Testing Day approaches, we call to mind the work our members have done, and continue to do each day, to fight this debilitating disease.

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Virtual ICUs Help Essential Hospitals Improve Access

Tearsanee Carlisle Davis

Virtual ICUs, like the one at University of Mississippi Medical Center, can be used as proactive care models to ensure access to care for all Americans.

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Beware the Bots: Essential Hospitals Harness Robotic Technology

Emily Schweich

From chatbot radiologists to robot friends, essential hospitals are harnessing the power of technology.

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3-D Imaging Helps Heal Broken Hearts at Henry Ford Hospital

Emily Schweich

Using 3-D imaging to treat atrial fibrillation showed a 100 percent success rate, a zero percent complication rate, and led to quicker patient recovery.

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Pokémon Go Helps Harborview Patients Heal

Monika Joshi

Pokémon Go, the augmented-reality game, has helped pediatric patients at Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center recover from burn injuries.

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The 140-Character HCAHPS Survey?

Jamie Cetrone

Nearly all members of America’s Essential Hospitals use social media to reach out to their communities. But social media is a two-way street, and essential hospitals also understand the value of social platforms, such as Twitter, to monitor and respond to patient feedback and use those interactions to improve care and the care experience. The

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