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Discover how association member The MetroHealth System, in Cleveland, is meeting pediatric patients where they are with school-based health clinics through its Institute for more »
Examine how two historically siloed organizations partnered to establish a closed-loop referral system for housing and utility insecurity in the nation’s most uninsured more »
Leaders at association member St. Luke’s Health System will detail the benefits of performing a clinical waste more »

2022 Midterm Election Preview

Oct 18, 2022 | 1:00 PM ET
Join the Federal Action Network’s 2022 midterm election preview with Greg Giroux, senior reporter at Bloomberg Government, for the latest in key House and Senate more »
Participants learned how health care, public health, and community organizations formed a structured, community-centric alliance to target social determinants, reduce disparities, and improve health outcomes in Harris County, more »
Discover how association member The MetroHealth System, in Cleveland, takes a practical approach to targeting social determinants of health in the community with its Institute for more »
Learn about University of California San Francisco Health’s efforts to reduce health care–related emissions, and discover how to launch these initiatives at your own more »
Learn from experts at association member Harris Health System, in Houston, how to identify and mitigate the risk of insider cybersecurity more »

Driving Consumer-centric Virtual Care

Aug 10, 2022 | 2:00 PM ET
Discover Henry Ford Health’s journey through virtual care discovery, maturity, adoption, national pandemic explosion, and more »
Learn how Alameda Health System, in Oakland, Calif., improved COVID-19 vaccine access by vaccinating emergency department more »
Discover ECU Health’s novel approach to supporting staff emotional well-being at work through traveling pop-up more »
Discover current literature and recommendations on home blood pressure monitoring and hear the results of a hypertension management pilot program at association member Parkland Health & Hospital more »
Learn about equity proposals in the fiscal year 2023 Inpatient Prospective Payment System proposed rule that focuses on social determinants of health, climate, maternal health care, and more »
Learn about the new Office of Climate Change and Health Equity and its partnerships with the health sector on climate resilience and emission reduction more »
Explore three complementary programs to increase access to substance use disorder treatment in the hospital setting. read more »
Tune in for a FAN-exclusive deep dive on the 2022 midterm elections with POLITICO’s national political reporter, Elena more »
Join us to learn how Parkland Health & Hospital System and the Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation created an innovative strategy to help detect Dallas County residents at risk for more »
Learn about the application process, key deadlines, and tips for creating the best possible more »

2022 Advocacy Outlook

Jan 19, 2022 | 2:00 PM ET
Recap highlights from 2021 and preview the agenda for regulatory and legislative priorities in more »
Learn how Cooper University Health Care leveraged data analytics, partnerships, and outreach to underserved communities to launch a COVID-19 Vaccination and Education Center in one of Camden, N.J.’s hardest-hit more »
Hear how leaders at RWJBarnabas University Hospital Somerset went beyond the hospital walls to address social determinants of health and decrease health inequities in the Hispanic community during the COVID-19 pandemic. read more »
Hear leaders from Harris Health System identify the evaluative bias of language and explain how alternative language can mitigate bias and improve overall patient more »
Hear how NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County’s targeted approach to identify and treat patients at risk for malnutrition improved care, reduced costs, and increased reimbursement. read more »
The first deadline for reporting on the use of Provider Relief Fund (PRF) payments is approaching on Sept. 30. Join us to learn about the PRF reporting process and upcoming audits. read more »
Hear how Upstate University Hospital’s COVID Transitions Clinic reduced hospital stays, emergency department visits, and community spread. read more »
Learn how essential hospitals can access American Rescue Plan Act funding to advance health and wellness initiatives in your communitiesread more »
Hear two member leaders share challenges and considerations for setting up and running a COVID-19 rehab clinic. read more »
Hear how Erie County Medical Center created a dynamic telehealth program for Hepatitis C specialty more »
Join America's Essential Hospital's staff for an informational webinar on applying for our grant to support existing programs to improve obstetric care for Black maternity more »
Join us to explore how the Biden administration’s recent policies and upcoming regulatory changes may affect essential hospitals and forecast future administrative more »
Explore the innovative work of essential hospitals to improve COVID-19 outcomes using monoclonal antibody treatments. read more »
Learn from the experience of Wellforce to promote COVID-19 vaccinations among health care workers, patients, and the publicread more »
Examine the process and principles University Health follows to administer a significant number of COVID-19 vaccinations daily to its more »
Presenters examined the policies and practices that promote high patient trust at three essential hospitals, and learn how to develop an approach to building institutional trust at your more »
Learn about the 2021 Gage Awards submission process, and gain valuable tips for creating a competitive more »
The association’s legislative experts shared their analysis and insights on how the outcome of the November elections could impact essential hospitals and shape health care more »
Explore the role of patient perspectives and voices in efforts to improve care quality and decrease medical overuse. Part 3 of a three-part Value Champion more »
Explore how to identify and engage stakeholders in your organization to reduce the use of services when the potential for patient harm exceeds the services' benefits. Part 2 of a three-part Value Champion more »
Examine elements of Premier Health’s comprehensive strategic diversity initiative and its impact on COVID-19 more »
Explore value within safety-net settings and the relationship between value, health equity, and overuse of services from the perspectives of two association members. Part 1 of a three-part Value Champion more »
Explore the policies and practices hospitals can employ to reduce bias in COVID-19 treatment and disparities in outcomes. read more »
Examine a framework for confronting COVID-19 disparities, and explore association member Baystate Health’s approach to identifying and tackling the needs of vulnerable community more »
Hear association leaders share what’s happened, what’s new, and what’s next for the essential hospital response to COVID-19 and structural racism, and preview Virtual VITAL2020 more »
Explore the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s new framework for educational activities during the COVID-19 pandemic, and hear how one essential hospital supported and involved residents throughout the more »
Identify effective foundation fundraising strategies to support your hospital’s COVID-19 more »
Examine early approaches and lessons learned from COVID-19 treatment efforts at UW Harborview Medical Center, in more »
Explore how essential hospitals are leveraging community-integrated strategies to meet amplified inpatient and outpatient mental and behavioral health needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. read more »

COVID-19: Food Insecurity

May 20, 2020 | 2:00 PM ET
Explore how essential hospitals are leveraging community-integrated strategies to meet amplified food insecurity needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. read more »

COVID-19: Effective Leadership

May 13, 2020 | 2:00 PM ET
Transform your leadership tools and approach to respond effectively to the COVID-19 pandemic. read more »
Explore guidance and tools for resuming hospital procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on elective more »
Leverage new federal flexibility and the firsthand experience of NYC Health + Hospitals to meet staffing needs during the COVID-19 more »
Explore institutional strategies to promote well-being among hospital staff on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. read more »
Join a panel of former state Medicaid directors to explore state-level authorities and flexibilities during the COVID-19 public health more »
Learn how to leverage new federal telehealth flexibilities to improve patient access to safe, timely care and ensure provider reimbursement during the COVID-19 more »
Explore available federal resources for COVID-19 response efforts, and discover opportunities to work with state Medicaid agencies for additional more »
Explore federal guidance and discover the practical work of essential hospitals to meet the needs of homeless individuals during the COVID-19 more »

COVID-19: What’s in the CARES Act?

Apr 1, 2020 | 2:00 PM ET
Dive into Congress’ third COVID-19 response package, and learn what resources are available for essential more »
Join association staff for a timely update on COVID-19 advocacy and more »
Learn how Harris Health System and community partners are collaborating to improve clinical and cost outcomes in diabetic patients through a Food Rx more »
Hear how University Health System has improved care and outcomes for patients at risk for suicide through the Zero Suicide more »
Learn about the threat this proposed rule poses to essential hospitals, and gain strategies for commenting on and advocating against the more »
Learn how NYC Health + Hospitals used organizational values to improve service, and gain tools for improving patient experience metrics through data-driven more »
Learn how association member Harborview Medical Center engages physicians in discharge planning for patients with complex medical and social 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 more »
Gain strategies to identify improvement areas, benchmarking methodologies to measure opportunity, and measurement tools your hospital can use to reduce care 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 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 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 more »
Hear leaders from association member Hennepin Healthcare, in Minneapolis, share institutional strategies to support the development and integration of leaders from underrepresented more »
Learn about proposals for damaging Medicare payment cuts and price transparency requirements in 2020 and next steps for association advocacy to protect more »
Learn how to harness data to analyze your residency program’s activity, streamline operations, and improve quality and value of more »
Hear how two essential hospitals launched initiatives to meet the needs of LGBTQ patients and improve care for patients with limited English 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 more »
This webinar will introduce the AHRQ EPC Program and its evidence reviews and provide examples of how these reviews benefit hospitals and health more »
Join us for a deep dive into California’s Medicaid managed care directed payments, and hear Kern Medical Center’s experience with the 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 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 more »
Hear how Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital harnesses storytelling to transform patient care and organizational 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 more »
Join us for a deep dive into Medicaid managed care directed payments and what they mean for essential 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 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 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 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 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 more »
Learn how a new toolkit from the Essential Hospitals Institute can help essential hospitals hire and optimize the role of population health 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 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 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 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 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 more »
Hear how essential hospitals Harris Health and NYC Health + Hospitals work with their communities to ensure immigrants get the care they 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 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 more »
Discover how The MetroHealth System tackles food insecurity by training community members to teach healthy cultural cooking practices to their 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 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 more »
Hear results from the first phase of a collaborative research project to study transitional care strategies for hospital 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 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 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 more »
Hear how experts at Carilion Clinic created a Quality Performance Indicator Database to standardize and disseminate data and reduce preventable more »
Hear about the state of Medicaid waivers under the Trump administration, and look ahead at the future of waiver more »
Learn how essential hospitals can use County Health Rankings & Roadmaps to assess community needs for population health 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 more »
Take a deep dive into the new Bundled Payment for Care Improvement (BPCI) model, “BPCI Advanced,” with experts from Premier 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 more »
Learn about Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s initiative that connects uninsured, low-income patients to a medical home and a network of donated 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 + 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 more »
Staff experts shared insights on the legislative landscape for essential hospitals one year into the new administration and offered predictions for 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 more »
Participants learned about the evolution of Medicaid Managed Care and how essential hospitals can succeed in the changing environment from experts at Premier 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 »
This webinar explored how technology demands and a safety-net mission influence other measures of hospital quality, safety, cost, and more »
The latest from experts on the CMS proposed policy rules that cut 340B savings and support for outpatient services in underserved 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 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 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 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 ET
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 ET
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 ET
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 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 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 ET
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 ET
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 ET
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 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 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 ET
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 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 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 ET
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 ET
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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 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 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 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 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 »
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 more »

Creating a Culture of Philanthropy

Dec 2, 2014 | 4:00 PM ET
Learn how to make the most of your philanthropic more »
Learn from the findings of a content analysis of population health programs in place at essential 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 more »
Join us for an overview of the 2014 CEHRT flexibility rule, as well as guidance and instructions for eligible 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 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 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 more »
Learn innovative ways to guide patients across the care continuum safely and 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 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 more »
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