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Opioid Resources for Essential Hospitals

In recent years, the opioid epidemic has become a major public health concern across the country. In 2017, it was declared a public health emergency, allowing federal health agencies to allocate resources and hire specialists to focus on the issue. Essential hospitals play a key role in the prevention and intervention of this widespread problem. America’s Essential Hospitals has compiled relevant federal resources on this evolving health crisis, view more »

Immigration and Health Care: Resources for Essential Hospitals

America’s Essential Hospitals has compiled relevant resources to inform essential hospitals about the rights of patients and providers. One of these resources — a comprehensive provider toolkit created by the National Immigration Law Center — includes fact sheets and templates on patient rights and privacy of patient records, as well as sample messages to display for patients. view more »

IT Security Resources for Essential Hospitals

Health IT can improve the sharing of information with patients, patient outcomes, and providers’ transmission of important data to public health departments. As hospitals increasingly rely on health IT, the risk of cybersecurity breaches also increases. America’s Essential Hospitals has established this resource page to connect its members with cybersecurity resources that focus on preventing and responding to IT attacks. view more »

MACRA Physician Payment Resources for Essential Hospitals

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) final rule on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 established a new approach to physician payment: the Quality Payment Program (QPP). This page contains infographics and resources to help essential hospitals navigate these changes. view more »

Zika Virus Resources for Essential Hospitals

America’s Essential Hospitals has established this resource page for its member hospitals and others with an interest in this emerging health crisis. Essential hospitals provide a significant volume of public health and emergency preparedness services and stand ready to support the nation’s response to Zika. view more »

Ebola Resources: Hospital Checklist, PPE Guidance, More

With the first U.S. case of Ebola confirmed in September 2014 at a Dallas hospital, federal agencies and other expert sources have made a rich collection of guidance available to help hospitals prepare for and respond to the deadly disease. view more »

Resources on Sociodemographic Factors and Health Outcomes

A large and growing body of evidence shows that sociodemographic factors – age, race, ethnicity, and language, for example – and socioeconomic status (SES), such as income and education, can influence health outcomes. Here, find a periodically updated list of research and other resources on the need to risk adjust performance measures for socioeconomic and sociodemographic factors. view more »

America’s Essential Hospitals regularly compiles resource pages to inform our members and other stakeholders about timely issues.

About America’s Essential Hospitals

America’s Essential Hospitals is the leading association and champion for hospitals and health systems dedicated to high-quality care for all, including the most vulnerable. Since 1981, America’s Essential Hospitals has initiated, advanced, and preserved programs and policies that help these hospitals ensure access to care. We support members with advocacy, policy development, research, and education.