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Hear the latest from experts on the CMS proposed policy rules that cut 340B savings and support for outpatient services in underserved more »
This webinar will explore how technology demands and a safety-net mission influence other measures of hospital quality, safety, cost, and more »
Take a deep dive into “anchor institutions” and learn about the Hospitals Aligned for Healthy Communities toolkit series, an online resource hub for strategic planning and community more »
Learn from experts at Premier, Inc. about the evolution of Medicaid Managed Care and how essential hospitals can succeed in the changing more »
Hear speakers from Build Healthy Places Network (BHPN) discuss community development and share resources for collaboration between hospitals and community development initiatives. read more »

Medicaid DSH Advocacy Update

Aug 17, 2017 | 2:00 PM EDT
An in-depth discussion on proposed Medicaid DSH reduction methodology and the association’s efforts to combat the impending cuts. read more »
Participants learned how Henry Ford Health System collaborates with local partners to revitalize community infrastructure and act on social determinants of more »
Participants learned about UAB Hospital’s quality improvement project and how sensory reduction can effectively reduce the use of physical restraints on psychiatric more »

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Aug 2, 2017 | 2:00 PM EDT
Attendees gained a comprehensive view of legislative and regulatory action in Washington, D.C, a preview of action in the fall, and our recommendations for messaging and strategy during Congress’ August more »
Attendees learned how East Alabama Medical Center’s innovative Faith Community Nurse program creates a bridge between faith communities and the medical community through spiritual and physical more »
Attendees learned about PRAPARE, an innovative tool that helps essential providers track, measure, evaluate, and respond to the social determinants of health. read more »

Population Health 101

Jun 28, 2017 | 2:00 PM EDT
An overview of population health, and how America’s Essential Hospitals can help members develop, implement, and grow population health more »
Participants learned how Regions Hospital’s community paramedic program works to reduce emergency calls and unnecessary hospital more »
Attendees learned how federal tax policies affect essential hospitals and their communities and heard the latest on the new administration’s tax reform more »
Has your business model adapted enough to flourish in the new health care era? Health IT expert Fletcher Lance explained how your organization can embrace telehealth capabilities to improve patient more »
How experts at UChicago Medicine are advancing health equity through their CLAS standards assessment and strategic more »

Regulatory Outlook for 2017

May 10, 2017 | 2:00 PM EDT
The policy team at America's Essential Hospitals discussed the regulatory outlook for the next year, including key policy issues on the more »
Attendees learned how leaders from the University of New Mexico Health System have integrated team-based approaches to overcome challenges and coordinate care. read more »

Improving the Patient Experience

Apr 26, 2017 | 2:00 PM EDT
Webinar participants heard how experts from Premier’s Quest 2020 collaborative have positively impacted the patient experience and how this has reflected in more »
Participants learned more about the East Alabama Medical Center (EAMC) employee wellness program tackling more »
With the surprising and abrupt death of the American Health Care Act, the federal health policy landscape has shifted. We discussed the association’s top advocacy goals as Congress picks up the more »
Participants learned about Coaching to Wellness, a program for mental health consumers with comorbid health conditions in Contra Costa County, more »
UTMB’s Community Health Program/Chronic Disease Education project provides care and disease management services to vulnerable and other high‐risk patients in need of more »
Attendees heard about the current status of health care legislation, including efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care more »
Attendees learned how to secure buy-in from leadership, evaluate implementation approaches, track progress, measure impact, and sustain quality and safety more »

2016 Advocacy Year-in-Review

Dec 15, 2016 | 2:00 PM EST
In this webinar we looked back at the 2016 advocacy landscape, discussed the progress we have made on key issues affecting essential hospitals, reviewed our interaction with the Trump transition team, and looked forward to 2017. Webinar Recordingread more »
Learn how interpersonal violence can affect patients and discuss the value of hospital-based intervention programs. read more »

Preparing for MACRA Implementation

Nov 28, 2016 | 2:00 PM EST
Hosted by the Financial Interest Group, this webinar will help prepare your hospital to implement provisions of the MACRA final more »
Learn how Eskenazi Health’s Pain School couples psychological and physical rehabilitation to improve patient outcomesread more »
Learn how UF Health is improving processes and provision of care for Limited English Proficient and hearing-impaired more »
How will the election impact the future of health care policy?read more »

Final Site-Neutral Policies for 2017

Nov 14, 2016 | 2:00 PM EST
Join us to discuss the policies, outlined by CMS, for the implementation of the site neutral more »
Hear about findings and future plans that have developed from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation population health more »
A web forum series cosponsored by America's Essential Hospitals features a presentation on improving population health using the Community-Centered Health Home more »
Hear insights and lessons learned regarding value-based care from representatives of the foundation of Hennepin more »
Learn more about the NYC Health + Hospitals’ 250-organization collaborative working together under the DSRIP programread more »
Learn how to make your issues count and how to get candidates to listen leading into the November more »

AHRQ Quality Indicators

Aug 17, 2016 | 2:00 PM EDT
Gain an in-depth understanding on how to use the AHRQ Quality Indicators to improve quality and safety of care at your more »
Learn now this California hospital researched best practices for sexual orientation and gender identity data collection and used it to create a culture of more »
Join us to hear CMS’ perspective on the finalized rule to modernize Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program managed care more »

Site Neutral Proposed Policies

Jul 26, 2016 | 2:00 PM EDT
CMS recently proposed policies for implementing the site neutral law – join us July 26 to discuss the impacts this will have on your more »
Erica Murray discussed the major elements of the new Public Hospital Redesign and Incentives in Medi-Cal more »
Learn more about the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ final rule to modernize Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program managed care more »
Learn how transportation services relate to the wellness of patients and what role essential hospitals play in addressing community needs. read more »
This June 28 webinar, open to current volunteers, was held to provide an overview of the more »
A web forum series cosponsored by America's Essential Hospitals features a presentation on addressing the key social determinants of health through more »

Homelessness and Health

May 24, 2016 | 2:00 PM EDT
Learn how the University of Vermont is improving the health of those struggling with chronic homelessnessread more »

Food Insecurity and the Continuum of Care

May 18, 2016 | 2:00 PM EDT
Take a closer look at one of the population health issues essential hospitals face - hunger and food more »
A web forum series cosponsored by America's Essential Hospitals features a May 11 presentation on the journey within healthcare organizations to establish practices to support population health improvementread more »
Learn how a Patient-Centered Medical Home model has helped improve an essential hospital's health more »

Quality Transparency on the Internet

May 10, 2016 | 2:00 PM EDT
Learn how one hospital's quality transparency initiative is helping to meet the public's growing demand for more »

Essential Hospitals Financing 101

May 4, 2016 | 2:00 PM EDT
Sarah Mutinsky will be covering the rules and challenges of financing non-federal Medicaid payments. read more »
Join us April 20 to hear key lessons learned from a hospital currently operating an accountable care organization. read more »
Prepare for the April 21 public release of Medicare Hospital Compare five-star more »
Learn how a patient-centered and recovery-oriented approach helped increase Kings County Hospital Center’s patient engagement and their ability to measure group more »

Project ACHIEVE: Results from Phase 1

Feb 17, 2016 | 2:00 PM EST
Participants joined us to learn how Project ACHIEVE is reducing patient harm through an observational study of transitional care more »
Join us Feb. 11 to hear how one public hospital received an unprecedented gift through a capital more »
A webinar from Dialogue4Health's "Community Prevention and Multi-Sector Stakeholder Web Forum Series"read more »


Dec 31, 2015 | 12:00 AM EST
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Join us to review our 2015 federal legislative and regulatory action and preview our 2016 advocacy more »
The final of four installments in the Patient Experience (HCAHPS) Forumread more »
Explore the role of communications in response to a crisis. read more »
Learn more about how federal pressure and changes in law will force physicians to adapt to various payment models over the next several more »
Register now to engage in a discussion surrounding successful electronic health record implementation at Boston Medical more »

Attracting Powerful People on Purpose

Oct 20, 2015 | 2:00 PM EDT
Join us to learn more about Natividad Medical Foundation’s philanthropic startup, Indigenous Interpreting+, and see how essential hospitals can use this public service benefit to empower more »
Learn how Hennepin County Medical Center’s physician-targeted initiative lowered pressure ulcer rates to one of its lowest points in more than a more »
The third of four webinars in the Patient Experience (HCAHPS) Forumread more »
Participants learned about HRSA's guidance on the 340B Drug Pricing Program and how it will affect their more »

Reducing Sepsis, Saving Lives

Sep 2, 2015 | 2:00 PM EDT
Webinar on reducing sepsis through early detection, patient and family engagement, and evidence-based managementread more »
Learn how Care New England Health System saw rapid improvement and organizational transformation by promoting partnership between physicians, nurses and hospital administrators. read more »
Learn about, and discuss with peers, the unique challenges of essential hospital board more »
The second of four installments in the Patient Experience (HCAHPS) Forumread more »
This organizational change model is helping Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System better manage greater service demand post-health care reform. read more »
This webinar oriented America's Essential Hospitals committee and board members with their role as more »
Join us to learn more about the ICD-10 coding system, how the transition will impact your hospital, and what you can do to more »
UHS staff discussed how DSRIP-supported improvement projects have impacted patient care and quality more »
Effort, spearheaded by Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, virtually eliminated early term deliveries with patient, physician engagementread more »
View the recorded webcast on how California’s DSRIP waiver impacts patient care and quality outcomes at Contra Costa Regional Medical more »
Learn how to use a team-based approach and the IMPACT model to integrate care in an ambulatory settingread more »
Learn more about how states are negotiating alternative Medicaid more »
The first of four installments in the Patient Experience (HCAHPS) Forumread more »
Learn more about what essential hospitals can do to improve care for homeless more »
Learn about the valuable resources America’s Essential Hospitals offers more »
Learn more about the content and tone of recent conversations about DSRIP more »
Learn more about Medicaid waivers being implemented across the country and their implications for essential more »
Participants learned how to better integrate physicians into a complex health care system to decrease turnover and improve more »
Learn more about association and member efforts to defend the 340B Drug Pricing Programread more »
Learn how two essential hospitals prepared and cared for Ebola more »
Hear findings from a focus group interview on population health and discuss the complex nature of the field, as well as the current state and future direction of these programsread more »
Members took an in-depth look at UHC's quality and accountability study to see how association members compare to nonmembersread more »

Ask Every Patient: REAL

Jan 15, 2015 | 1:00 PM EST
Explore a new online training course for members on collecting patient race, ethnicity, and language data to reduce disparities in more »
Learn how the Nurse-Family Partnership has improved outcomes for moms and babies across the countryread more »
Learn how human capital management and retention strategies can support quality care initiativesread more »
Learn how to carry out a crisis management plan when a patient safety disaster occursread more »

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.