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    This guide provides a framework for hospitals and care systems to stratify patient race, ethnicity and language data and use them to identify and address health care disparities. In the guide you will find sample dashboards and outlined steps Learn more

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    Hospital-based Strategies for a Creating Culture of Health provides background on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s vision to build a Culture of Health and discusses how hospitals are contributing to community health improvement. Learn more

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  • A Framework for Stratifying Race, Ethnicity and Language Data

    This guide provides a framework for hospitals and care systems to stratify patient race, ethnicity and language data and use them to identify and address health care disparities. Each hospital or care system can approach stratifying data differently; however, the general framework for the stratification effort is similar. In the guide you will find sample dashboards and outlined steps.

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  • Hospital-based Strategies for Creating a Culture of Health

    Hospital-based Strategies for a Creating Culture of Health provides background on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s vision to build a Culture of Health and discusses how hospitals are contributing to community health improvement. The guide reports the findings of HRET’s review of 300 community health needs assessments, provides strategic considerations for hospital engagement in community health improvement and offers a model of the hospital’s role in building a culture of health.

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  • Reducing the Risks of Wrong-Site Surgery: Safety Practices from The Joint Commission Center

    As part of the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare wrong-site surgery project, eight U.S. hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers measured the risk of wrong-site surgery in their perioperative processes, pinpointed the contributing causes and developed specific solutions targeted to each one. As a result, the health care organizations significantly reduced the number of surgical cases with risks for wrong-site surgery in four main areas: scheduling, pre-op/holding, operating room and organizational culture.

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  • HRET Awarded a New Contract from PCORI

    The Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) of the American Hospital Association (AHA) recently announced that it was awarded a contract by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to improve health outcomes by promoting improved patient and community member engagement with hospitals. This work will help hospitals effectively engage patients and communities in assessing local health needs.

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  • HRET Offers Insights into National Quality Improvement Projects

    A paper, Strengthening National Efforts to Reduce Healthcare-Associated Infections, notes that national improvement campaigns to reduce health care-associated infections are demonstrating promising results but still need to become more efficient and effective. As part of Advances in the Prevention and Control of HAIs, a report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) of the American Hospital Association (AHA) authored this paper on key lessons from its national efforts to reduce healthcare-associated infections.

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  • Updated Diversity and Disparities Survey Released

    Institute for Diversity in Health Management (Institute) of the American Hospital Association (AHA) released its findings from its biannual survey “Diversity and Disparities: A Benchmarking Study of U.S. Hospitals” at its National Leadership and Education Conference in Chicago. The survey highlights that some progress is being made in key areas that can promote equitable care such as the collection and use of demographic data, cultural competency training and the promotion of leadership diversity.

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