Educational resources broken down by research area.
August 17, 2012 - Accountable care organizations (ACOs) are forming in communities across the country. In ACOs, health care providers take responsibility for a defined patient population, coordinate their care across settings, and are held jointly accountable for the qual
April 01, 2011 - This guide was created to share best practices and key lessons from innovative organizations on a variety of topics including care coordination, health and wellness, equity of care, and new payment and care delivery models.
February 01, 2011 - The guide includes practical steps to understanding and managing variation and a list of best practices and case studies as examples and resources for hospital leaders to use for implementing key interventions
January 01, 2011 - The AHA's Long-Range Policy Committee developed a comprehensive report, A Call to Action: Creating a Culture of Health. It highlights current practices that hospitals use today with their own employees, gives examples of promising practices, and provides
December 01, 2010 - This guide explores seven strategies that can help hospitals achieve the best possible capital access.
October 13, 2010 - Analysis of issues surrounding the design and implementation of pay-for-quality programs offers insight to health system managers considering these programs or re-evaluating their existing internal compensation mechanisms.
October 08, 2010 - Understanding an organization's capacity for change can result in more successful implementation of patient safety best practices.
August 25, 2010 - Evidence for Improving Efficiency
August 25, 2010 - The Struggle to Pay for Health Care
July 21, 2010 - Early Lessons from the Bundled Payment Acute Care Episode Demonstration Project
July 01, 2010 - Health Care Leader Action Guide on Implementation of Electronic Health Records
June 01, 2010 - This guide presents ideas to consider in developing an ACO and reviews the key competencies that are needed in order to be an accountable ACO.
June 01, 2010 - Using Workforce Practices to Drive Quality Improvement: A Guide for Hospitals
March 01, 2010 - The guide provides numerous tools that leaders can use to help drive performance improvement regardless if they are part of a health system; the lessons are transferrable to all hospitals.
January 01, 2010 - Reducing avoidable hospital readmissions is an opportunity to improve quality and reduce costs in the health care system.
January 01, 2008 - For more than three decades, Congress has struggled with potential financial conflicts of interest when physicians share in financial gain from nonprofessional services.
January 01, 2008 - Objectives: This study investigates whether admissions from the emergency department (ED) have lower dollar margins than elective admissions under Medicare and explores two possible reasons for differences in margins.
January 01, 2007 - A Kaiser/HRET survey finds that while premium increases slowed this year, they're still rising at a rate more than double that of inflation.
January 01, 2006 - A shortage of health care workers disproportionately affects developing countries, but it endangers us all.
January 01, 2006 - A survey finds that as short-term, general hospitals close, the number of U.