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COVID-19: What’s in the CARES Act?

Apr 1, 2020 | 1:00 PM ET
Dive into Congress’ third COVID-19 response package, and learn what resources are available for essential hospitals.read more »
Join association staff for a timely update on COVID-19 advocacy and resources.read more »
Learn how Harris Health System and community partners are collaborating to improve clinical and cost outcomes in diabetic patients through a Food Rx intervention.read more »
Hear how University Health System has improved care and outcomes for patients at risk for suicide through the Zero Suicide model.read more »
Learn about the threat this proposed rule poses to essential hospitals, and gain strategies for commenting on and advocating against the proposal.read more »
Learn how NYC Health + Hospitals used organizational values to improve service, and gain tools for improving patient experience metrics through data-driven decisions.read more »
Learn how association member Harborview Medical Center engages physicians in discharge planning for patients with complex medical and social needs.read more »
Think differently about delivering care across a changing social landscape, and hear how Central Health connects low-income patients with transportation, prescription assistance, food, income, utility assistance, and housing. read more »

Maximizing the Value of Analytics

Nov 20, 2019 | 2:00 PM ET
Learn how an analytics program can help improve care, increase efficiency, and reduce costs at your hospital.read more »
Gain strategies to identify improvement areas, benchmarking methodologies to measure opportunity, and measurement tools your hospital can use to reduce care variation.read more »
Hear the results of an Essential Hospitals Institute survey to explore patient trust in essential hospitals, and learn what dimensions of trust matter most to patients and caregivers.read more »
Join Philip Smeltzer, PhD, population health program administrator at association member MUSC Health, for an overview of current trends, common terms, and emerging issues in digital health.read more »

Interventions to Decrease Food Insecurity

Oct 28, 2019 | 2:00 PM ET
Learn how hospitals nationwide are targeting food insecurity needs, and hear how association member Lee Health developed and evaluated a program to serve patients living in food deserts.read more »
Hear leaders from association member Hennepin Healthcare, in Minneapolis, share institutional strategies to support the development and integration of leaders from underrepresented populations.read more »
Learn about proposals for damaging Medicare payment cuts and price transparency requirements in 2020 and next steps for association advocacy to protect hospitals.read more »
Learn how to harness data to analyze your residency program’s activity, streamline operations, and improve quality and value of care.read more »
Hear how two essential hospitals launched initiatives to meet the needs of LGBTQ patients and improve care for patients with limited English proficiency.read more »
Discover how artificial intelligence can improve data interpretation and clinical decision making, and explore the business, legal, and ethical considerations for organizations adopting this technology.read more »
This webinar will introduce the AHRQ EPC Program and its evidence reviews and provide examples of how these reviews benefit hospitals and health systems.read more »
Join us for a deep dive into California’s Medicaid managed care directed payments, and hear Kern Medical Center’s experience with the program.read more »
Learn how essential hospitals can partner with public health departments to improve antibiotic stewardship efforts, and hear firsthand about LAC+USC Medical Center’s partnership experience.read more »
Learn how essential hospital The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center initiates medication-assisted treatment in the emergency department for patients with opioid use disorder.read more »
Hear how Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital harnesses storytelling to transform patient care and organizational culture.read more »
Learn how StreetCred, a national free tax preparation program, can help families claim the Earned Income Tax Credit and improve health outcomes. read more »
Hear how Navicent Health reduced hospital-acquired infections through a quality management system and other systemwide interventions.read more »
Join us for a deep dive into Medicaid managed care directed payments and what they mean for essential hospitals.read more »
Gain tools to help health care leadership create the organizational change needed to support cost of care conversations. read more »
Learn how your hospital can partner with the Essential Hospitals Institute on new research projects to drive innovation in quality, safety, and care.read more »
Learn about University Health System’s initiative to reduce preventable asthma-related emergency department visits and hospital admissions. read more »
Learn how Memorial Healthcare System promotes healthy, independent living for seniors in the community.read more »
Learn about Greenville Health System’s Patient-Centered Medical Neighborhood model, which works to improve access to quality care for residents of at-risk neighborhoods.read more »
In the fourth installment of the Cost of Care Conversations webinar series, learn how to empower and guide patients to talk about health care costs.read more »
Join us to learn how a new association brief can help essential hospitals reduce transportation barriers, and hear how the University of Illinois Health & Hospital System’s PRONTO program provides Lyft rides to patients in need.read more »
Learn how a new toolkit from the Essential Hospitals Institute can help essential hospitals hire and optimize the role of population health executives.read more »
In the third installment of the Cost of Care Conversations webinar series, gain practical skills for training providers to discuss the cost of care with vulnerable patients. read more »
In the second installment of the Cost of Care Conversations webinar series, learn about two tools designed to help clinicians discuss cost with their patients.read more »
In the first installment of a new Cost of Care Conversations webinar series, learn why conversations about the cost of health care services are crucial for equitable, quality care, and gain practical tools for facilitating them. read more »
Discover how essential hospital Alameda Health System, in Oakland, Calif., improved outcomes with an innovative approach to psychiatric emergency care.read more »
Hear how essential hospital Hennepin Healthcare, in Minneapolis, works with Centering Healthcare Institute to transform health outcomes, patient experience, and staff engagement through group prenatal and well child visits.read more »
Learn about recent federal action to lower prescription drug prices in Medicaid and examine the policy levers states can use to target drug spending growth.read more »
Learn how Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island works to reduce length of stay for infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome and support mother-baby bonding.read more »
Hear how essential hospitals Harris Health and NYC Health + Hospitals work with their communities to ensure immigrants get the care they need.read more »
Join the America’s Essential Hospitals advocacy team as they break down the results of the 2018 midterm elections and their effect on future health care policy prioritiesread more »
Learn more about the public charge proposal, and discover how you and your hospital system can prepare for the changes ahead.read more »
Discover how Henry Ford Health System forged community partnerships to pilot a program targeting food insecurity, and learn how the Essential Hospitals Value-Based Care Collaborative can help hospitals target social determinants of health.read more »
Discover how The MetroHealth System tackles food insecurity by training community members to teach healthy cultural cooking practices to their peers.read more »

2018 Midterm Election Preview

Oct 11, 2018 | 2:00 PM ET
Join us for a preview of the 2018 midterm elections, and learn how you can educate congressional candidates about the issues that matter most to your hospital.read more »
Explore the journey taken by Broward Health and Memorial Healthcare System as they partnered with the Community Care Plan (CCP), a safety-net Provider Service Network, to administer a Medicaid accountable care organization serving Broward County.read more »
Hear results from the first phase of a collaborative research project to study transitional care strategies for hospital patients.read more »
Gain strategies for collaborating with schools on population health initiatives and learn how resources from the School-Based Health Alliance can help hospitals forge partnerships.read more »
Learn more about the Essential Hospitals Value-Based Care Collaborative and hear how Premier helped NewYork-Presbyterian Queens in the 1115 DSRIP Waiver program to bring additional value to the community. read more »
Learn about the recently proposed Medicare rules that will broaden the scope of cuts to hospitals in the 340B Drug Pricing Program and to off-campus hospital outpatient departments. read more »
Join us for an overview of the new Essential Hospitals Value-Based Care Collaborative and learn how Premier Inc. helped Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital implement capabilities for population health management.read more »
Gain insight into Christiana Care’s programs to curb the opioid crisis in their community and hear how the health system finds “reachable moments” to help patients get treatment and avoid overdosing. read more »
Discover how essential hospitals are providing housing as health care to patients and their local communities to reduce housing instability and improve health outcomes.read more »
Hear how experts at Carilion Clinic created a Quality Performance Indicator Database to standardize and disseminate data and reduce preventable harm.read more »
Hear about the state of Medicaid waivers under the Trump administration, and look ahead at the future of waiver innovations.read more »
Learn how essential hospitals can use County Health Rankings & Roadmaps to assess community needs for population health initiatives.read more »
Hear the results of PCORI-funded research on person-centered care and evidence-based research at essential hospitals, and learn how an Essential Hospitals Institute road map can support your hospital’s research efforts.read more »

ALTO: Opioid Alternatives in the ED

Jun 14, 2018 | 2:00 PM ET
Discover how the Alternatives to Opioids program at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center helps patients with painful conditions without using opioids, as well as patients with drug dependency and addiction.read more »
Hear how UMass Memorial Health Care tackles environmental factors to reduce asthma-related hospitalizations and school absenteeism. read more »

Financing Population Health Initiatives

May 16, 2018 | 2:00 PM ET
Participants earned from a financial expert about sustainably financing population health initiatives.read more »
Get an inside look at Sinai Urban Health Institute’s long history of leveraging community health workers in chronic disease management models to improve population health.read more »
Participants heard how programs at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and Regional One Health target social determinants of health to help victims of interpersonal violence recover, decrease violence-related reinjury, and reduce recidivism.read more »
Experts from Boston Medical Center, a pioneer in fighting the opioid crisis, shared the hospital’s strategies for responding to addiction and outlook for the future.read more »
Develop strategies for evaluating population health initiatives, and learn about the importance of distinguishing outcomes from outputs to showcase its return on investment. read more »
Hear a cost report expert explain the recent changes to worksheet S-10 of the Medicare cost report and share best practices for accurate completion to capture all of your uncompensated care.read more »
Hear the results of the Essential Hospital Institute’s research on collaborative value-based payment partnerships, and gain educational resources for future essential hospital partnerships. read more »
Learn how essential hospital Hennepin County Medical Center targets the population health needs of teenagers and young adults through Aquí Para Ti, a program serving Latino teens and their families.read more »
Take a deep dive into the new Bundled Payment for Care Improvement (BPCI) model, “BPCI Advanced,” with experts from Premier Inc.read more »
Discover Memorial Healthcare System’s Healthy Youth Transitions program, which targets social determinants of health while propelling youth out of foster care and into productive, independent adulthood.read more »
Learn about Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s initiative that connects uninsured, low-income patients to a medical home and a network of donated care.read more »
Learn how to tackle social determinants of health through a medical-legal partnership approach, and hear the firsthand effects of these population health interventions at NYC Health + Hospitals.read more »
America’s Essential Hospitals continues to fight to protect the 340B Drug Pricing Program, a crucial source of support for essential hospitals. Participants heard an overview of our recent advocacy activities and an update on our next steps.read more »
Staff experts shared insights on the legislative landscape for essential hospitals one year into the new administration and offered predictions for 2018.read more »
Learn about Broadlawns Medical Center’s paid training programs that aim to educate and employ individuals in underserved neighboring communities. read more »
Experts from Premier explained how Clinically Integrated Network (CIN) partnerships between health systems, physicians, and community partners work with value-based payment models, and how UAB Health System formed its own CIN.read more »
Hear speakers from Build Healthy Places Network discuss community development and share resources for collaboration between hospitals and community development initiatives. read more »
Dive into the policy details of the CMS rule that cuts 340B program savings, and hear how America’s Essential Hospitals plans to respond.read more »
Explore Whole Person Care, a pilot initiative through California’s Section 1115 Medicaid waiver that works to improve care for people with complex issues by tackling medical, behavioral, and socioeconomic needs. read more »
Boston Medical Center experts described how to better understand patients’ needs and shared first-hand experience with their universal social needs screening tool, WE CARE.read more »
As shifting immigration policies begin to impact health care, participants heard from Mayra Joachin of the National Immigration Law Center about a new toolkit designed to help providers understand their rights and those of their patients.read more »
Participants learn how experts from Navicent Health and The MetroHealth System responded to opioid overdoses and joined with community partners to put an end to this public health crisis.read more »
Discover how NYC Health + Hospitals, a 2017 Gage Award winner, began universal depression screening for adults and implemented collaborative care for depression in the primary care setting.read more »
Discover the Vermont Blueprint for Health, a state-led initiative to transform care delivery and financing, and hear from state and essential hospital leaders about this initiative’s challenges and successes.read more »
Participants learned about the evolution of Medicaid Managed Care and how essential hospitals can succeed in the changing environment from experts at Premier Inc.read 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 investment.read more »
This webinar explored how technology demands and a safety-net mission influence other measures of hospital quality, safety, cost, and value.read more »
The latest from experts on the CMS proposed policy rules that cut 340B savings and support for outpatient services in underserved areas.read more »

Medicaid DSH Advocacy Update

Aug 17, 2017 | 2:00 PM ET
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 health.read more »
Participants learned about UAB Hospital’s quality improvement project and how sensory reduction can effectively reduce the use of physical restraints on psychiatric patients.read more »

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Aug 2, 2017 | 2:00 PM ET
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 recess.read 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 healing.read 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 ET
An overview of population health, and how America’s Essential Hospitals can help members develop, implement, and grow population health initiatives.read more »
Participants learned how Regions Hospital’s community paramedic program works to reduce emergency calls and unnecessary hospital readmissions.read more »
Attendees learned how federal tax policies affect essential hospitals and their communities and heard the latest on the new administration’s tax reform priorities.read 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 experience.read more »
How experts at UChicago Medicine are advancing health equity through their CLAS standards assessment and strategic plan.read more »

Regulatory Outlook for 2017

May 10, 2017 | 2:00 PM ET
The policy team at America's Essential Hospitals discussed the regulatory outlook for the next year, including key policy issues on the horizon.read 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 ET
Webinar participants heard how experts from Premier’s Quest 2020 collaborative have positively impacted the patient experience and how this has reflected in HCAHPS.read more »
Participants learned more about the East Alabama Medical Center (EAMC) employee wellness program tackling hypertension.read 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 pieces.read more »
Participants learned about Coaching to Wellness, a program for mental health consumers with comorbid health conditions in Contra Costa County, California.read 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 assistance.read more »
Attendees heard about the current status of health care legislation, including efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.read more »
Attendees learned how to secure buy-in from leadership, evaluate implementation approaches, track progress, measure impact, and sustain quality and safety excellence.read more »

2016 Advocacy Year-in-Review

Dec 15, 2016 | 2:00 PM ET
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 ET
Hosted by the Financial Interest Group, this webinar will help prepare your hospital to implement provisions of the MACRA final rule.read 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 patients.read 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 ET
Join us to discuss the policies, outlined by CMS, for the implementation of the site neutral law.read more »
Hear about findings and future plans that have developed from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation population health grant.read more »
A web forum series cosponsored by America's Essential Hospitals features a presentation on improving population health using the Community-Centered Health Home model.read more »
Hear insights and lessons learned regarding value-based care from representatives of the foundation of Hennepin Health.read 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 election.read more »

AHRQ Quality Indicators

Aug 17, 2016 | 2:00 PM ET
Gain an in-depth understanding on how to use the AHRQ Quality Indicators to improve quality and safety of care at your hospital.read 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 inclusiveness.read more »
Join us to hear CMS’ perspective on the finalized rule to modernize Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program managed care regulations.read more »

Site Neutral Proposed Policies

Jul 26, 2016 | 2:00 PM ET
CMS recently proposed policies for implementing the site neutral law – join us July 26 to discuss the impacts this will have on your hospital.read more »
Erica Murray discussed the major elements of the new Public Hospital Redesign and Incentives in Medi-Cal program.read more »
Learn more about the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ final rule to modernize Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program managed care regulations.read 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 association.read more »
A web forum series cosponsored by America's Essential Hospitals features a presentation on addressing the key social determinants of health through partnerships.read more »

Homelessness and Health

May 24, 2016 | 2:00 PM ET
Learn how the University of Vermont is improving the health of those struggling with chronic homelessnessread more »
Take a closer look at one of the population health issues essential hospitals face - hunger and food insecurity.read 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 outcomes.read more »

Quality Transparency on the Internet

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

Essential Hospitals Financing 101

May 4, 2016 | 2:00 PM ET
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 ratings.read 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 efficacy.read more »

Project ACHIEVE: Results from Phase 1

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

WebinarTest_Alana

Dec 31, 2015 | 12:00 AM ET
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Join us to review our 2015 federal legislative and regulatory action and preview our 2016 advocacy agenda.read 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 years.read more »
Register now to engage in a discussion surrounding successful electronic health record implementation at Boston Medical Center.read more »

Attracting Powerful People on Purpose

Oct 20, 2015 | 2:00 PM ET
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 others.read 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 decade.read 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 hospital.read more »

Reducing Sepsis, Saving Lives

Sep 2, 2015 | 2:00 PM ET
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 service.read 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 volunteers.read 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 prepare.read more »
UHS staff discussed how DSRIP-supported improvement projects have impacted patient care and quality outcomes.read 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 Center.read 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 expansions.read 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 patients.read more »
Learn about the valuable resources America’s Essential Hospitals offers members.read more »
Learn more about the content and tone of recent conversations about DSRIP efforts.read more »
Learn more about Medicaid waivers being implemented across the country and their implications for essential hospitals.read more »
Participants learned how to better integrate physicians into a complex health care system to decrease turnover and improve performance.read 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 patients.read 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 »
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 »
Access content from the HCAHPS: Patient Experience College collaborative to learn how to improve your hospital's HCAHPS scores.read more »

Creating a Culture of Philanthropy

Dec 2, 2014 | 4:00 PM ET
Learn how to make the most of your philanthropic resources.read more »
Learn from the findings of a content analysis of population health programs in place at essential hospitals.read more »

Celebrating and Sustaining the Change

Nov 19, 2014 | 2:00 PM ET
The final webinar of the Better Together: Partnership with Families Programread more »
Review the results and impact of the 2014 midterm elections, and share strategies on preparing for the 114th Congress. read more »
The second of two webinars featuring sustainability expert Lynne Maher, PhD, MBA, who will summarize a sustainability model and assess participant improvement projects.read more »
Join us for an overview of the 2014 CEHRT flexibility rule, as well as guidance and instructions for eligible hospitals.read more »
Learn how to support your hospital through important and influential contacts in the communityread more »

Leadership for Safety: Setting Safety Goals

Sep 25, 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
Determine your organization’s quality plans and safety goalsread more »
The first of two webinars featuring sustainability expert Lynne Maher, PhD, MBA, who will summarize a tested and proven model for assessing improvement projects.read more »
Learn valuable strategies for engaging your congressional candidates this election seasonread more »

Learning New Ways of Communicating

Aug 13, 2014 | 2:00 PM ET
The third of four webinars from the Better Together: Partnership with Families Programread more »
Learn how Texas' approach to DSRIP waivers fosters partnerships and increases the focus on community needsread more »
Guidance for those offering premium assistance to low-income marketplace populationsread more »

Clamping Down on Preeclampsia

Jul 17, 2014 | 2:00 PM ET
Learn how to improve outcomes for preeclampsia patientsread more »

Leadership for Safety: Safety and the EHR

Jul 10, 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
Discuss what's happening in your units that use electronic health recordsread more »
Government relations staff will share their experiences with Medicaid expansion, including challenges and best practicesread more »
The second of four webinars from the Better Together: Partnership with Families Programread more »
Learn how your organization can become transparent about safety problemsread more »

VTE Measures and Prevention

May 8, 2014 | 2:00 PM ET
This is the third webinar in the Essential Hospitals Engagement Network’s patient harm series.read more »
Learn how delivery system transformation initiatives helped BMC improve qualityread more »
Members learned about the fundamental challenges driving industry workforce shortagesread more »
Learn about ICU utilization and infection control at the national level and a new tool for tracking CAUTIread more »
Government relations experts from essential hospitals shared strategies they have used to move their state toward Medicaid expansionread more »
This was the fourth webinar in this Patient and Family Engagement series, which focused on bedside care.read more »
Learn innovative ways to guide patients across the care continuum safely and efficiently.read more »

Assessing Your Organization’s Readiness

Feb 26, 2014 | 2:00 PM ET
Webinar #1 of 4 in the Better Together: Partnership with Families Programread more »
Members learned more about the key features and resources available on the new association websiteread more »
Review emerging leadership best practices and daily operational safety briefingsread more »
Learn how you can improve your opportunities for successfully reducing falls.read more »
Learn about high-risk areas for limited English proficient patients and improvement strategiesread more »
Learn about Santa Clara Valley Medical Center's experience with the DSRIPread more »
An overview of existing delivery system reform incentive pools and similar modelsread more »
This is HHLN installment #6 of 6 During this webinar, HHLN participants: identified best methodology for sharing successes with other safety net hospitals developed appropriate next steps for success    read more »
Prevent complications by implementing the ABCDE Bundleread more »
Patient advisors are essential in building partnerships with patients, family, and medical staffread more »
A review of medical necessity regulations and examples of related guidelinesread more »
Listen to this event to learn how to successfully reduce falls in your unitread more »
This session focused on the daily safety huddle read more »
Participants shared successes and barriers and developed a plan for sustainabilityread more »

Tackling Issues for Medicaid High-Utilizers

Oct 22, 2013 | 12:00 AM ET
How to develop a Medicaid Support Programread more »
The results of a three-year study on the Virginia Coordinated Care Programread more »
Two essential hospitals discussed the implications of low health literacy and tools for improvementread more »
Participants discussed their observations and identified next stepsread more »
This webinar discussed how to achieve system-level results and the powers of transparency in health careread more »
Participants heard from an expert on the importance of sustainable patient/family relationshipsread more »
Participants discussed their observations and obtained TST training for data entryread more »
Jim Reinertsen, MD, discussed how starting leadership meetings with a patient story can be impactfulread more »
UHC presented its current portfolio read more »
Innovative, team-based programs to keep patients from coming back to the hospitalread more »
Provide culturally and linguistically appropriate care and overcome language barriersread more »
Participants discussed Just in Time Coaches, received additional TST training, and identified pilot unitsread more »

Reducing ADEs Through Trigger Tools

Aug 6, 2013 | 12:00 AM ET
Participants learned how to use a simple method to accurately identify ADEs read more »

Engaging Patients to Improve Outcomes

Jul 25, 2013 | 12:00 AM ET
Create framework for a patient and family engagement program in your hospital read more »
Participants focused on reality rounding and fixing problems that are uncovered through these meetings read more »
Grady Health described its efforts to improve the patient experience read more »
Topics included: team introductions, pre-work, the HHLN plan, and the TST toolread more »
Highlights from the America's Essential Hospitals 2013 Annual Conferenceread more »
Boston Medical Center and University of Washington Medicine share their storiesread more »

Achieving Equity in Care in the Safety Net

Jun 25, 2013 | 12:00 AM ET
Participants learned how to identify race, ethnicity, and language disparities in health careread more »
Silvia Munoz-Price, MD, an epidemiologist at Jackson Memorial Hospital, discussed how using applications of chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) has affected CLABSI rates in her institution. Jamie St. Clair RN, MS, and Brenda Vermillion, RN, with The Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center reviewed how certain blood culture techniques and environmental decontamination, along with CHG bathing, read more »

Moving the needle: Comparing HAC Results

Jun 6, 2013 | 12:00 AM ET
Harbor-UCLA and Rancho Los Amigos shared improvement storiesread more »
Discover words' impact on the patient experienceread more »

Preparing Your Workforce

May 29, 2013 | 8:00 AM ET
UW Medicine combined four hospitals and prepared its workforce to be mission-focused read more »
Policy and legislative experts discussed the proposed rule and implications for essential hospitalsread more »
This session highlighted the value of transparency and effective disclosure practicesread more »
A review of the potential implications for essential hospitalsread more »

Community Care: Neighborhood Clinics

May 22, 2013 | 8:00 AM ET
How one essential hospital improved outpatient care through community partnershipsread more »
Develop an organizational harm score to monitor progress toward reducing harm read more »
Key strategies and essential tools to reinforce cultural competencyread more »
Hear findings, common barriers, and results of the Bladder Bundle Program read more »

Physician Alignment

May 8, 2013 | 2:00 PM ET
How two organizations aligned their clinical staff with new strategic visionsread more »

HIT and Electronic Medical Records

May 1, 2013 | 8:00 AM ET
HIT helped two health systems better manage payments and serve special populations read more »
National HCAHPS experts shared key strategies to engage and motivate teamsread more »
Learn how to redesign internal processes to improve medication reconciliationread more »

Reliability: Keeping Our Promises

Apr 16, 2013 | 11:00 AM ET
Participants discussed high reliability principles and strategies read more »

Reviewing Colorectal SSI Best Practices

Apr 16, 2013 | 12:00 AM ET
Surgical site infection coding challenges and strategies to prevent colorectal SSIs read more »
Four EHEN members share stories on outcome and process measure results read more »

Ensuring Leadership Engagement

Mar 27, 2013 | 8:00 AM ET
How to create a streamlined focus on HCAHPSread more »
A review of the INTERACT toolkitread more »

Measuring Progress on HCAHPS

Mar 13, 2013 | 8:00 AM ET
Learn the value of measurement for improvement and how to effectively present results read more »

Engaging Physicians in Safety Initiatives

Mar 12, 2013 | 11:00 AM ET
Dr. Jim Reinertsen discussed why engaging physicians is important to quality and patient safetyread more »
Hear how EHEN improvement teams addressed key drivers of ADE and VTEread more »
This session engaged hospitals with patients and families to improve patient safetyread more »

Reducing Readmissions: Hospitals in Action

Feb 21, 2013 | 12:00 AM ET
A look at the Transitions Care Program at St. Luke's Treasure Valleyread more »
How simple gestures can make a difference in the lives of patientsread more »
Leaders discussed Just Culture algorithms and the difference between reckless behavior and a blameless errorread more »

Vanquishing VAP

Feb 12, 2013 | 12:00 AM ET
Review VAP interventions, run charts, and key driver diagramsread more »

Driving Down Readmissions with BOOST

Jan 31, 2013 | 12:00 AM ET
Harbor-UCLA shared successes and challenges with cutting readmissions using BOOST toolsread more »
Review of changes to The Joint Commission Perinatal Care Core measure setread more »
Compassion is the key to making medical care truly patient and family centeredread more »
Leaders shared their most recent unit-level Culture of Safety survey resultsread more »
Maricopa explained how their burn center slashed CLABSIs read more »
Hear what HAC reduction teams learned from their tests of change read more »
This session reviewed key driver diagrams and highlighted an electronic risk assessment model – derived from clinical and nonclinical factors – that helps predict which patients are at risk for 30-day readmission within 24 hours of admission.read more »
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