Educational resources broken down by research area.
July 01, 2011 - An overview and summary of lessons learned from the current CMS pilot project, the CMS Acute Care Episode Demonstration Project, that is testing the effect of bundling Part A and B payments for episodes of care improve coordination, quality and efficiency
March 01, 2011 - This guide explores key strategies that hospitals have adopted to collect race, ethnicity, and primary language data about their patients and use the data in efforts to overcome disparities in care.
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.
November 01, 2010 - This multi-case study describes how eight hospitals used Lean Six Sigma to examine and improve work processes and identify causes and targeted solutions for failure to clean hands.
October 08, 2010 - The effect of incentives—from the health plan/purchaser to the provider organization and from the organization to the individual physician—is the focus of a project that surveyed and interviewed key medical and professional staff within ten
October 08, 2010 - Techniques for assessing literature reviews can assist in the evaluation of evidence-based design recommendations even before they are adopted into standards or codified into laws.
September 01, 2010 - This synthesis report presents an overview of the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH), including key features, discussion of federal, state, and private sector medical home models, and considerations for hospitals interested in developing a PCMH.
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.
March 01, 2010 - An AHA Research Synthesis Report presents an overview of bundled payment, including evidence of its impact in the public and private sector, as well as questions that must be considered.
January 01, 2010 - Reducing avoidable hospital readmissions is an opportunity to improve quality and reduce costs in the health care system.