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Learn more about the East Alabama Medical Center (EAMC) employee wellness program tackling hypertension.

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Crew resource management, which focuses on situations prone to negative outcomes by human error, helped the Columbus, Ohio, essential hospital improve performance and generate savings.

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The bill is a step toward expanding Project ECHO, an innovative “hub and spoke” education model created at association member University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center.

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Attendees learned how to secure buy-in from leadership, evaluate implementation approaches, track progress, measure impact, and sustain quality and safety excellence.

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These long-term HCBS services and supports are critical to ensure people can remain in their homes and communities as they receive treatment.

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With the opportunities, clinicians potentially could earn a 5 percent incentive payment for a growing list of alternative payment models in 2017 and 2018.

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Learn how UF Health is improving processes and provision of care for Limited English Proficient and hearing-impaired patients.

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Aids provided by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services include fact sheets and overview documents, lists of alternative payment models, webinars and other educational tools, and support contacts.

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An archived recording of an Oct. 11 hospital quality call with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Food and Drug Administration is now available for members of America's Essential Hospitals.

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New website features improved navigation, topic pages, leadership development programs, research documents and other resources, and funders and research partners, among other content.

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Learn how Eskenazi Health’s Pain School couples psychological and physical rehabilitation to improve patient outcomes

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The no-cost, updated quality indicator software is designed to aid quality improvement in acute-care hospital settings. AHRQ will host a July 19 webinar to detail changes to the software.

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Learn how transportation services relate to the wellness of patients and what role essential hospitals play in addressing community needs.

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America’s Essential Hospitals, whose members care for the nation’s vulnerable patients, today recognized five member hospitals and health systems with the 2016 Gage Award for outstanding work to improve quality and population health.

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America's Essential Hospitals statement on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' decision to delay the release of overall hospital star ratings.

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Hospitals that perform well in quality programs—despite serving high levels of vulnerable patients—invest in health equity, data, collaborative partnerships, patient engagement, and more.

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Special Innovation Project grants will be awarded to 28 partnerships with QIN-QIOs to support and scale quality improvement projects. Projects should aim to provide Medicare beneficiaries with better care, better health, and greater value.

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In September 2015, the University of Texas Medical Branch opened the nation’s first medical makerspace, a do-it-yourself area for nurses to brainstorm and invent solutions for better patient care.

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Report on National Strategy for Quality Improvement in Health Care details progress made toward better care, lower costs, and improved health.

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New AHRQ report finds patients experienced 1.3 million fewer hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) from 2010 through 2013, saving a projected 50,000 lives.

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The program will be re-evaluated, as changes to quality measures, including the transition to eCQMs and movement away from chart-based measures, has made it difficult to compare hospitals and identify top performers.

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The HLQAT helps hospitals figure out how aligned senior executives and clinical managers are on factors correlated with high quality care.

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Annual Gage Award winners recognized for innovative programs to improve health and health care outcomes.

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The House could vote on 21st Century Cures legislation as early as next week, health committees focus on 9/11 compensation and health information exchange.

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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.

America’s Essential Hospitals was formerly known as the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (NAPH). Carrying our mission since 1981 into today's health care era

Learn more about the name change »