AHA Solutions Resources

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Effects of Remote Patient Monitoring on Hospital Readmission Rates and Hypertension Improvement

Read in-depth details on how certified home health agency nurses used Remote Patient Monitoring to reduce readmissions by 47%.

Challenge: Care Continuum

Content provided by AHA Endorsement partner: AMC Health

Transamerica Bolsters Enrollment for Acquired Healthcare Providers

Case Study

Learn how Trinity Health streamlined the retirment benefits enrollment across three newly acquired organizations, each with their own unique culture.

Challenge: Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Transamerica


Enterprise Shared IT Services  A Healthcare Solution Case Study

Case Study

With 13 facilities and hundreds of people depending on the IT systems, PHC was determined to find the best approach in dealing with their IT management concerns.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  

AHA Endorsement: IP Services


Managed Data Center and IT Infrastructure - A Banking Industry Case Study

Case Study

Implementing a proven and knowledgeable managed IT services provider that developed the necessary design, provided professional deployment of systems and infrastructure, and offered the expertise to manage and maintain the system.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  

AHA Endorsement: IP Services


Managed SaaS and PaaS  A Software Industry Case Study

Case Study

Enterprise level management capabilities and around the clock support enabled this company to focus on their business growth.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  

AHA Endorsement: IP Services


Healthcare Giant Accelerates into Future of Wireless

Case Study

Houston Methodist embraces gigabit Wi-Fi to enable proliferating wireless devices and high-bandwidth applications.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  

AHA Endorsement: Cisco Wireless


Medical Center Supports Network Based Care

Case Study

Chilton Hospital builds infrastructure for the future with integrated wired and wireless solutions.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  

AHA Endorsement: Cisco Wireless


Healthcare Software You Will Love

Article

RL6 is a comprehensive safety, quality and risk management solution that helps manage adverse events, from start to finish.

Challenge: Care Continuum  

AHA Endorsement: RL Solutions


Healthcare Software You Will Love

Video

RL is home to RL6:Risk, an easy to use hospital incident reporting solution designed to help you take patient safety to the next level!

Challenge: Care Continuum  

AHA Endorsement: RL Solutions


Effects of Remote Patient Monitoring on Hospital Readmission Rates and Hypertension Improvement

Case Study

Read in-depth details on how certified home health agency nurses used Remote Patient Monitoring to reduce readmissions by 47%.

Challenge: Care Continuum  

AHA Endorsement: AMC Health


Emory Healthcare Network Case Study

Case Study

Transforming Emorys Language Services Program into a Program of Excellence.

Challenge: Care Continuum  

AHA Endorsement: CyraCom, LLC.


Aligning Managements Strategic Objectives with Healthcare Worker Perceptions  a Measuring Tool

Tool

Tool to identify methods, actionable steps, and best practices to help achieve desired strategic initiatives.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Vestagen Technical Textiles, Inc.


Take AIM Engagement delivers: Methods, actionable steps, and best practices to help achieve initiatives

Flyer

The TAKE AIM Engagement identifies opportunities for augmenting and optimizing strategic initiatives with apparel programs, procedures and practices.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Vestagen Technical Textiles, Inc.


The CIOs Guide to HIPAA Compliant Text Messaging

Whitepaper

This whitepaper outlines the risk of insecure texting and provides guidance on how to comply with the HIPAA and HITECH Compliance Mandates.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  Care Continuum  

AHA Endorsement: Imprivata


The Imprivata Report on the Economic Impact of Inefficient Communications in Healthcare

Whitepaper

This report provides the survey results of more than 400 healthcare providers in the U.S. about the typical communications process during three clinical workflows.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  

AHA Endorsement: Imprivata


4 of the Factors that Impact Healthcare Worker Safety

Other

Infographic that outlines 4 of the Factors that Impact Healthcare Worker Safety including toll on the body, exposure, dedication and unpredictability is the norm.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Vestagen Technical Textiles, Inc.


Can Textiles Reduce Germs?

32 healthcare workers wore non-protective scrubs for 2 months and VESTEX protected scrubs for 2 months, unaware of which they were wearing. A total of 2,000 samples were taken.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Vestagen Technical Textiles, Inc.


Strategies to Boost Event Reporting

Other

This ebook provides helpful advice on how to approach: Promoting your event reporting system; Educating front-line staff on how to report events; Demonstrating the importance of event reporting.

Challenge: Care Continuum  Financial Sustainability  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: RL Solutions


The C-Suite Battle Plan for Cyber Security Attacks in Healthcare

Whitepaper

This article provides a C-suite Battle plan for cyber security within health care organizations.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  

AHA Endorsement: Imprivata


Digital Health Consumer

This infographic provides information about the consumer-centric model, including what consumers want and need from their providers, and how those expectations impact each and every hospital and health care organization.

Challenge: Care Continuum  

AHA Endorsement: YourCareUniverse


The Eight Steps to Changing Patient Behavior, that Pay Off in Dollars

FAQ Sheet

This document provides the most critical steps to lead to optimum patient engagement.

Challenge: Care Continuum  

AHA Endorsement: YourCareUniverse


Consumer-Centric Healthcare

Video

Learn about the consumer-centric healthcare model and how it impacts each and every hospital and health care organization.

Challenge: Care Continuum  

AHA Endorsement: YourCareUniverse


How to Strategically Create Loyal Patients in a Competitive Retail-Driven Healthcare Environment

Whitepaper

Consumer Loyalty is the key to survival in todays healthcare environment this whitepaper provides a number of strategies to successfully engaging with patients.

Challenge: Care Continuum  

AHA Endorsement: YourCareUniverse


The Consumerism of Healthcare

Video

Explore the tremendous rise in health care consumerism and the impact on each and every hospital and health care facility.

Challenge: Care Continuum  

AHA Endorsement: YourCareUniverse


The Four Critical Components of Population Health Management

FAQ Sheet

This Tip Sheet identifies the critical components of effective population management for success.

Challenge: Care Continuum  

AHA Endorsement: YourCareUniverse


Optimizing the Hospital Data Center, Leveraging IT Outsourcing to Increase Efficiency and Flexibility

Other

Learn how partnering with a full service solutions provider could allow you to optimize data center performance and improve efficiency, flexibility, care quality and reduce costs.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  

AHA Endorsement: CareTech Solutions, Inc.


How Interpretation Should Be

Video

Language services have a huge impact on patient care….this video series provides a new perspective on the challenges faced by patients whose primary language isn’t English.

Challenge: Care Continuum  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: CyraCom, LLC.


20 Practical Tips on Single Sign-On and Strong Authentication from Healthcare IT Professionals

Whitepaper

Healthcare IT professionals offer 20 valuable tips for successful procurement, implementation and deployment of SSO technology.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  

AHA Endorsement: Imprivata


Imprivata OneSign for Healthcare Datasheet: Integrated Single Sign-On and Authentication for No Click Access to Patient Information

Article

No Click Access to any desktop, any application from anywhere provides fast, secure access to patient information enhancing the care delivery process.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  

AHA Endorsement: Imprivata


VIDEO: Day in the Life of a Care Provider

Video

Learn how Imprivata enables healthcare with No Click Access® providing fast, secure access to patient information from anywhere.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  

AHA Endorsement: Imprivata


Blue Mountain Health System Uses Equipment Financing to Prepare for ICD-10

Case Study

Learn how one health system got creative to guard against potential cash flow disruptions.

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: First American Healthcare Finance


Phoenix Health Plan Improves Patient Safety and Quality of Care by Protecting Patient Information

Case Study

Find out how Phoenix Health Plan strengthened its HIPAA compliance program - helping it safeguard protected health information and improve patient safety.

Challenge: Care Continuum  

AHA Endorsement: Clearwater Compliance


Evaluators Guide: Single Sign-On Vendor Selection

Tool

Finding the right single sign-on solution enables your users to securely log on once to access all their applications.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  

AHA Endorsement: Imprivata


Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers Improve HCAHPS Scores and Responsiveness with Secure Messaging

Case Study

Learn how CHWC turned to Imprivata Cortext to replace legacy pagers, improve care quality, reduce overhead paging, and increase patient satisfaction rates.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  Care Continuum  

AHA Endorsement: Imprivata


Customer Success Story: Secure Text Messaging Replaces Pagers at Beaufort Memorial Hospital

Case Study

Learn how this IT team mitigated potential insecure text messaging between clinicians while better managing its pager system.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  Care Continuum  

AHA Endorsement: Imprivata


Ensuring HIPAA Compliance Among Inpatient, Outpatient Docs

Whitepaper

Learn how one of the largest non-profit health systems in New Jersey made its ambulatory providers HIPAA-and HITRUST-compliant.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  Care Continuum  

AHA Endorsement: Imprivata


Imprivata Cortext: Secure Communications

Whitepaper

This IDC whitepaper describes those efficiency challenges Imprivata Cortext solves for a highly mobile workforce across multiple communications channels.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  Care Continuum  

AHA Endorsement: Imprivata


Streamlining Clinical Communication Workflows

Other

This document visually describes four key clinical workflows that can be streamlined using the secure communications platform for healthcare.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  Care Continuum  

AHA Endorsement: Imprivata


Critical Conversations on the Changing Health Environment: Patient Flow

Executive Summary

A Focused Dialogue on Tackling Patient Flow in a Value-Based, Population-Health-Focused World.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  Care Continuum  Cultural Transformation  


Critical Conversations on the Changing Health Environment: Population Health

Executive Summary

A focused dialogue on the need for major shifts in the way post-acute care is delivered.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  Care Continuum  Financial Sustainability  Cultural Transformation  


Partnering to Improve Quality and Safety: A Framework for Working with Patient and Family Advisors

Tool

Health Research & Educational Trust. (2015, March). Partnering to improve quality and safety: A framework for working with patient and family advisors. Chicago, IL: Health Research & Educational Trust. Accessed at www.hpoe.org

Challenge: Care Continuum  Cultural Transformation  


The Association Between Patient and Family Engagement Practices and Patient Experience

Tool

Health Research & Educational Trust. (2015, April). Patient and family engagement and patient satisfaction: Results of a national survey. Chicago, IL: Health Research & Educational Trust. Accessed at www.hpoe.org

Challenge: Care Continuum  Cultural Transformation  


A Formula for Dramatically Improving Healthcare IT Customer Service

Whitepaper

Proactive walkthroughs by IT field engineers enabled one hospital system to satisfy users, reduce help desk calls and generate savings.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  

AHA Endorsement: CareTech Solutions, Inc.


A Strategic Approach to IT Monitoring:: Shifting the focus to the end-user experience provides major benefits to Oakwood Healthcare

Whitepaper

There are many examples of healthcare IT monitoring efforts that have fallen short of delivering on their promise. Stories abound of systems that are cumbersome and time-consuming, and deliver questionable value.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  

AHA Endorsement: CareTech Solutions, Inc.


Avoiding Cybercrime

Video

Jeff Bell, CISSP, CHPHIMS, GSLC, ACHE, Manager, IT Risk and Security Assurance, PwC, proposes five specific ways to avoid becoming a victim of cybercrime.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  

AHA Endorsement: CareTech Solutions, Inc.


What Does the Cloud Have to Offer?

Video

CareTech Solutions' Corporate CIO, Louie Caschera, talks about what the Cloud has to offer in today's healthcare environment, with data centers as a service, out of the cloud.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  

AHA Endorsement: CareTech Solutions, Inc.


Cisco Approach to Telehealth

Whitepaper

Telehealth is a key initiative for healthcare organizations today. This white paper details the reasons many organizations look to deploy telehealth, including trends and statistics.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  

AHA Endorsement: Cisco Wireless


CheckMedic<sup>TM</sup> MedPass<sup>TM</sup> for Medical Staff

Flyer

Learn about expediting Phase I credentialing for clinicians with CheckMedic MedPass for Medical Staff from Verisys.

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Verisys Corporation


CheckMedic<sup>TM</sup> for Physician Practice Groups

Flyer

Learn about expediting Phase I credentialing for clinicians with CheckMedicTM for Physician Practice Groups from Verisys.

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Verisys Corporation


Physician Credentialing Software

Video

Learn about expediting Phase I credentialing for clinicians with the following resources from Verisys:

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Verisys Corporation


CheckMedic<sup>TM</sup> for HR

Flyer

Learn about expediting Phase I credentialing for clinicians with CheckMedicTM for HR from Verisys.

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Verisys Corporation


CheckMedic<sup>TM</sup> for Physicians

Flyer

Learn about expediting Phase I credentialing for clinicians with CheckMedicTM for Physicians from Verisys.

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Verisys Corporation


The Business Strategy Behind Workplace Wellness

Other

Learn the top 3 discussion points identified when business leaders consider the positive aspects of a workplace wellness program.

Challenge: Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Interactive Health


How Employees Well-Being Scores Interact with Demographic Factors to Influence Risk

Other

This study specifically sought to understand how well-being segments and demographic variables interact in defining the risk of a hospital event in an employed population.

Challenge: Care Continuum  

AHA Endorsement: Healthways


Conversation with Tony Burke and Cathy Kenworthy on future of wellness in hospitals

Video

As a dedicated resource to helping hospitals achieve the Triple Aim, AHA Solutions has partnered with Interactive Health to help our hospitals improve their employee's health, as well as their bottom line.

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Interactive Health


The Physician Leadership Model "

Flyer

The Physician Leadership Model creates versatile, transformational physician leaders who lead their self and their teams to strategic results.

AHA Endorsement: The Physician Leadership Institute


Building Strategic Post-Acute Care Partnerships

Whitepaper

Hospitals looking to successfully manage the full continuum of care should ensure that their strategy considers opportunities for alignment initiatives with their post-acute care partners.

Challenge: Care Continuum  

AHA Endorsement: Healthways


Care Transitions Solution Program Overview and Clinical Technology Platform

Video

Learn how the CTS system creates connection points between disparate electronic health records and patient care settings to prevent gaps in information transfer and improve the quality of care.

Challenge: Care Continuum  

AHA Endorsement: Healthways


Evaluation of the Relationship Between Individual Well-Being and Future Health Care Utilization and Cost

Other

Read how escalating health care expenditures highlight the need to identify modifiable predictors of short-term utilization and cost.

Challenge: Care Continuum  

AHA Endorsement: Healthways


The Physician Leadership Institute

Video

Learn how The Iowa Clinic embarked upon a strategic physician leadership and development initiative which improved their business outcomes.

Challenge: Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: The Physician Leadership Institute


Equipment Financing and Bond Financing

Whitepaper

Learn how healthcare organizations are making the best use of equipment and bond financing in this time of change.

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: First American Healthcare Finance


PLI 7-Step Strategy for Physician Alignment & Engagement

Tool

Engage your staff in this 7-step strategy to drive collaboration and improve leadership as well as outcomes across the clinical focus areas.

Challenge: Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: The Physician Leadership Institute


Building a Leadership Team for the Health Care Organization of the Future

Other

This guide provides a detailed look at how health care organizations are responding to changes within the field and building the teams needed to achieve their strategic priorities.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  Care Continuum  Financial Sustainability  Cultural Transformation  


Leadership Toolkit for Redefining the H: Engaging Trustees and Communities

Tool

Hospitals are using the Triple Aim to guide them as they look at different paths and approaches to redefine themselves and further develop strategies and business models for sustainability.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  Care Continuum  Financial Sustainability  Cultural Transformation  


Nicklaus Childrens Hospital

Case Study

Ensuring compliance with HIPAA-HITECH Security Rule requirements, and preparing to readily and comprehensively satisfy OIG requests in an upcoming audit.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  Care Continuum  Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: Clearwater Compliance


SHIELDS for Families

Case Study

Learn how SHIELDS for Families successfully identified existing security and compliance gaps and prioritized a remediation plan.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  Care Continuum  Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: Clearwater Compliance


Executive Brief: Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital

Case Study

Hospital Adds $1.5 Million of New Operating Income and Slashes Length of Stay by Applying New Patient Flow Processes

Challenge: Care Continuum  

AHA Endorsement: MEDHOST


Executive Brief: OnBase Clinical Content Strategy

Flyer

Strategically manage clinical content across its life cycle while providing clinicians and staff across the enterprise a single point of access for clinical content.

Challenge: Care Continuum  

AHA Endorsement: Hyland Software


2015 Plan Sponsor of the Year: Mary Washington Healthcare

Other

AS AN organization with a 115-year history, nonprofit Mary Washington Healthcare in Fredericksburg, Virginia, has seen employee benefit trends come and go since well before the creation of Social Security.

AHA Endorsement: Transamerica


HCAHPS Surveys & Limited English Proficient Patients: 3 Simple Questions

Tool

Learn how gathering the answers to three simple questions while reviewing how HCAHPS Surveys are being administered to LEP patients can be highly productive.

Challenge: Care Continuum  

AHA Endorsement: CyraCom, LLC.


The Cost of Miscommunication: Solving the Puzzle of Readmission Rates

Whitepaper

This article covers the Affordable Care Act's penalization of unnecessary hospital readmissions, and the reasons Limited-English-Proficient patients are overrepresented in those readmissions.

Challenge: Care Continuum  

AHA Endorsement: CyraCom, LLC.


Predicting Future Hospital Admissions: Can We Focus Intensive Readmission Avoidance Efforts More Effectively?

Whitepaper

The purpose of this study was to develop and test two predictive models to identify patients at risk for readmission that would be applicable in different settings based on the available patient data.

Challenge: Care Continuum  Financial Sustainability  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Healthways


The Second Curve of Population Health

Other

The tactics described in this guide provide a framework for initiatives that hospitals and care systems could pursue to develop an institutional infrastructure that supports population health.


How Geisinger CHF Telemonitoring Program Achieved 3:1 ROI

Video

Learn how Geisinger Health Plan's CHF remote monitoring solutions, from AMC Health, achieved impressive care management savings and productivity increases.

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: AMC Health


Geisinger Health System: 44% Lower Risk of 30-day Readmission

Case Study

This case study outlines the methods by which Geisinger Health System identified and fixed gaps in post-discharge care, using telehealth. Comprehensive Case Management with IVR yielded dramatic results.

Challenge: Care Continuum  

AHA Endorsement: AMC Health


Geisinger Health System: Reducing Readmissions for Medicare Advantage Patients

Case Study

Geisinger Health System wanted to cut all-cause 30-day hospital readmissions among Medicare Advantage patients.

Challenge: Care Continuum  

AHA Endorsement: AMC Health


HealthPartners Medical Group: Improving BP Control in Patients with Hypertension

Case Study

This case study outlines the methods by which HealthPartners Medical Group improved BP control in Patients with Hypertension, through remote monitoring plus pharmacist case management.

Challenge: Care Continuum  

AHA Endorsement: AMC Health


Special HIPAA Requirements for Group Health Plans and their Sponsors

Whitepaper

This whitepaper provides outstanding information regarding how Group Health Plans and Plan Sponsors can achieve compliance with the HIPAA Omnibus Rule

Challenge: Clinical Integration  

AHA Endorsement: Clearwater Compliance


HIPAA Compliance Now Even More Critical for Managed Care Organizations

Whitepaper

This whitepaper provides outstanding information regarding how Managed Care Organizations can achieve compliance with the HIPAA Omnibus Rule.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  Care Continuum  Financial Sustainability  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Clearwater Compliance


HIPAA Privacy Requirements for BAs

Whitepaper

The focus of the paper is to help business associates, and their subcontractors, determine which requesrements of the Privacy Rule pertain to them.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  Care Continuum  Financial Sustainability  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Clearwater Compliance


Operationalize Your HIPAA Compliance Program

Article

Introducing Clearwater Compliance; a partner you can trust to help you become and remain HIPAA-HITECH compliant.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  Care Continuum  Financial Sustainability  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Clearwater Compliance


Know the Difference: The Future of Patient Friendly Billing

Flyer

This flyer displays the future of patient friendly billing. Highlighted are the BeautifulBillTM, patient statistics, and quotes.

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Simplee


Painless Post-Merger Technology Transitions

Flyer

Merging health care organizations often require some new technology to ensure interoperability across systems. Learn how our financing can help you with the transition.

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: First American Healthcare Finance


Accident Insurance

Video

Discover the Difference Experience and Dedication Can Make

Challenge: Care Continuum  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Boston Mutual Life Insurance Company


Critical Illness Insurance

Video

Discover the Difference Experience and Dedication Can Make

Challenge: Care Continuum  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Boston Mutual Life Insurance Company


Disability Insurance

Video

Discover the Difference Experience and Dedication Can Make

Challenge: Care Continuum  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Boston Mutual Life Insurance Company


Life Insurance

Video

Discover the Difference Experience and Dedication Can Make

Challenge: Care Continuum  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Boston Mutual Life Insurance Company


Interview: Strategic Opportunities to Effectively Manage Care Episodes

Other

An Interview with Kristi Short, Senior Vice President, Navvis Healthways: How has the Accountable Care Act impacted the way care is delivered?

Challenge: Care Continuum  

AHA Endorsement: Healthways


Avatar Solutions' Proven Four-Step Process For Successfully Conducting Employee Engagement Surveys

Article

Learn this proven survey process for successfully conducting an employee engagement survey that will deliver actionable data you can use to create positive change.

Challenge: Care Continuum  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Avatar Solutions


ValleyCare Health System Success Story

Case Study

Happier patients, higher collections, lower costs. ValleyCare improved cash flow by $1.8 million and achieved 78% patient satisfaction.

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Simplee


El Camino Hospital Success Story

Case Study

Consumer friendly billing in action - El Camino achieved 56% self-service payments, 2.5X ROI and 82% patient satisfaction.

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Simplee


WalgreensWellTransitions: Over 50% Reduction of Hospital Readmissions in two years at Texas based Health System

Case Study

Learn how Two Valley Baptist Health System hospitals reduced readmission rates by 51.1% from 2011 to 2013 by changing their approach to readmission management and by implementing Walgreens WellTransitions program.1

Challenge: Care Continuum  Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: Walgreens


Report: Retirement Plan Trends in Today's Healthcare Market - 2014

Other

The report provides analysis to guide healthcare plan sponsors and their advisors as they benchmark their organizations in many areas of plan design and management, in order to critically evaluate opportunities for improvement.

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Transamerica


Effective Communication Begins with Purposeful Plan Design

Whitepaper

Learn why your success in helping your participants prepare financially for retirement starts with the careful and thoughtful review of your plan design.

Challenge: Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Transamerica


Samaritan Medical Center Chooses Transamerica for DB Plan After Success with 401(k) Plan

Case Study

Learn how Samaritan delivered an improved 401(k) fund line-up, lower plan costs, and a more equitable participant fee structure through Fund Revenue Equalization.

Challenge: Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Transamerica


Targeted communications and strong on-the-ground support make the difference

Case Study

Read how this organization kept participants on target in their retirement goals despite challenging economic times.

Challenge: Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Transamerica


Executive Summary: Retirement Plan Trends in Today's Healthcare Market - 2014

Executive Summary

Comprehensive benchmarking information to help the strategic evaluation of your retirement programs.

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Transamerica


Award-Winning Campaign Advances Retirement Readiness

Case Study

Learn what process Essentia Health went through that led to thier 2014 first place Pensions & Investments Eddy Award.

Challenge: Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Transamerica


Fiduciary Best Practices: Taking a prudent approach to plan management

Whitepaper

In this paper, we will present a summary of best practices that plan sponsors and fiduciaries can employ to ensure they are meeting their obligations.

Challenge: Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Transamerica


Mergers and Acquisitions: Key considerations for retirement plan conversion

Whitepaper

This article examines the special considerations of retirement plan conversion due to M&A activity and offers best practices for achieving a seamless transition.

Challenge: Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Transamerica


All your credentials. All in one place.

Flyer

Imagine streamlining your organization with a web-based credentialing solution that puts health care providers in charge of their data. Handles peer referencing in days. Speeds privileging and onboarding. And eliminates costly, redundant credentialing processes for your staff.

Challenge: Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Verisys Corporation


Your Hospitals Path to the Second Curve: Integration and Transformation

Other

This report outlines strategies to help hospitals and care systems accelerate organizational transformation as they move from volume- to value-based systems and business models.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  Care Continuum  Financial Sustainability  Cultural Transformation  


Development and Evolution of a Best-Practice Hospital-Based Care Transitions Program

Case Study

This case study outlines how Healthways can help avoid hospital readmissions and improve patient care.

Challenge: Care Continuum  

AHA Endorsement: Healthways


Operation Momma: Crouse Hospital, Syracuse, NY

Case Study

Learn how Crouse Hospital leveraged Avatar Health Care Survey Tools to achieve it's Goal: To reinforce the importance of understanding the view of the patient at all times.

Challenge: Care Continuum  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Avatar Solutions


Avatar Solutions Survey Offerings

Flyer

Learn more about the complete survey offerings from this endorsed solution provider through this tool.

AHA Endorsement: Avatar Solutions


MEDHOST PatientFlow HD Product Details

Flyer

Learn how PatientFlow HD delivers unprecedented house-wide transparency and visibility.

Challenge: Care Continuum  Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: MEDHOST


A New Paradigm for Technology

Whitepaper

This paper briefly explores a new paradigm for technology acquisition and lifecycle management that aligns with improving patient care, reducing health delivery costs, and improving population health.

Challenge: Care Continuum  Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: First American Healthcare Finance


Healthcare Informatics: Creating a Clearer Picture of Patient Flow

Article

Learn how Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital generated meaningful business, and identified financial, patient care and workflow improvements.

AHA Endorsement: MEDHOST


Bridging the Gap: Chart

Case Study

Read how centralized event reorting helps Chart member-hospitals collaborate and improve patient safety.

Challenge: Care Continuum  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: RL Solutions


Building a Just Culture: Wellspan Health

Case Study

Learn how Wellspan Health implemented risk management software to help promote system-wide just culture.

Challenge: Care Continuum  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: RL Solutions


CMS Never Events: Research Report

Whitepaper

Exploring the connection between tracking near misses, organizational learning and reducing never events in health care organizations

Challenge: Care Continuum  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: RL Solutions


The Good Catch: Bridgepoint Health

Case Study

Read how Bridgeport Health's customized good catch form increased their reporting by almost 400%.

Challenge: Care Continuum  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: RL Solutions


The New Kid on the Block: Arkansas Children's Hospital

Case Study

Learn how Arkansas Children's Hospital overcame the challenges of new staff and a new event reporting system.

Challenge: Care Continuum  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: RL Solutions


Leveraging Streamlined Patient Flow to Improve Care Delivery and Financial Health

Whitepaper

Learn how technology and process improvements yield material impact to the bottom line.

Challenge: Care Continuum  Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: MEDHOST


RiseSmart Health System Customer Success Story

Case Study

Learn about the success of this innovative approach to delivering a redeployment solution for an integrated health care delivery system.

Challenge: Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: RiseSmart


Top 10 Reasons to Think About Wellness as a Corporate Strategy

Flyer

Learn the top 10 reasons why your organization should make wellness a strategic initiative this year to lower medical costs and improve the health of employees.

Challenge: Care Continuum  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Interactive Health


AHA Solutions: We Award the AHA Endorsement

Article

We identify challenges. We endorse solutions. We collaborate with innovative companies. Your Partner to transform health care.


2014 American Hospital Association Environmental Scan

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The 2014 AHA Environmental Scan provides insight and information about market forces that have a high probability of affecting the health care field. It is designed to help hospital and health system leaders better understand the health care landscape.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  Care Continuum  Financial Sustainability  Cultural Transformation  


5 Places in Your Hospital Where ECM Can Help

Article

This ebook will give you five key processes where ECM can have the greatest impact in the shortest amount of time.

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: Hyland Software


Five Ways to Improve the Healthcare User Experience

Article

Five steps you can take to manage content, each of which will make life easier for the people who rely on your IT systems to help them do their jobs.

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: Hyland Software


Allina Completes an EHR with Enterprise Content Management

Case Study

To work better and faster from the bedside to the back office, Allina chose the OnBase enterprise content management (ECM) suite.

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: Hyland Software


Cleveland Clinic realizes local and global interoperability

Case Study

Cleveland Clinic turned to the OnBase ECM software suite to integrate clinical content like EKGs, photos, paper charts, forms, insurance information.

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: Hyland Software


HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 - the Role of OnBase

Article

Meet the scanning needs that Stage 7 demands with OnBase, and augment and connect your existing applications.

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: Hyland Software


North York General Hospital Delivers the Complete EHR

Case Study

Learn how North York General was able to harvest he Power of Enterprise Content Management: Delivering the Complete EHR across the Hospital.

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: Hyland Software


Skagit Valley Hospital Increased Dependability

Case Study

Learn how OnBase from Hyland Software supplied Skagit with the increased speed and quality it required.

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: Hyland Software


Proof Positive: Lower Medical Costs with Increased Productivity

Whitepaper

Read the results of a multi-year, independent review conducted by Zoe Consulting, which demonstrates how Interactive Health Outcomes-Based Wellness Programs can lower medical costs and increases productivity.

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Interactive Health


Language Services as Part of the Patient-Centered Culture

Case Study

With a large and diverse population, learn how Palomar Health developed a successful three-pronged approach to their language services program.

Challenge: Care Continuum  Financial Sustainability  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: CyraCom, LLC.


The Affordable Care Act & Limited English Proficient Populations: Key Implications for Healthcare Providers

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Learn about the cumulative effect the Affordable Care Act's major incentive for health care organizations can have on providing the most effective services possible for LEP patients before, during, and after treatment.

Challenge: Care Continuum  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: CyraCom, LLC.


HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 - The role of OnBase

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With OnBase meet HIMSS stage 7 with an automated process, hybrid capture solution, and capture documents from ancillary systems.

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: Hyland Software


WESTMED Medical: Leveraging Enterprise Content Management

Case Study

Hyland Software OnBase ECM enabled WESTMED to streamline paperless processes across departments, delivering greater value to the entire organization.

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: Hyland Software


Customer Insights: University Hospitals

Case Study

Explore how University Hospitals achieved faster, more accurate and standardized credential verification across the entire organization.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  Care Continuum  Financial Sustainability  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: ShiftWise


Customer Insights: Baton Rouge General

Case Study

Learn how implementing ShiftWise solved for inefficiencies, cost overruns and employee dissatisfaction.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  Care Continuum  Financial Sustainability  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: ShiftWise


Healthcare Staffing Industry Technology Report: The State of Supplier-Side VMS

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Hear perspectives through this report on the sweeping transformation of the health care staffing industry.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  Care Continuum  Financial Sustainability  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: ShiftWise


Improving the Candidate Experience: 5 Best Practices for Healthcare HR

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Learn the driving forces behind the need to re-train recruiters and managers to compete for top talent in health care.

Challenge: Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: HealthcareSource


Silverado Implements Behavioral Assessments and Increases Customer Satisfaction

Case Study

Learn how incorporating behavioral assessments into the hiring process has had a positive impact on several aspects of their business.

Challenge: Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: HealthcareSource


Stabilizing IT Expenditures While Maximizing Productivity

Article

Learn how leasing enables health care organizations to maximize both their IT operations and their balance sheet.

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: First American Healthcare Finance


Look Before You Leap Into an Equipment Lease

Article

Leasing IT equipment has become increasingly popular in recent years as organizations recognize the benefits of regular technology upgrades. Learn best practices.

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: First American Healthcare Finance


iPads and Hospitals

Article

As technology becomes more prevalent in every aspect of patient care, hospitals are looking for new ways to incorporate the best equipment as a tool to streamline operations and improve the patient experience.

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: First American Healthcare Finance


Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center's Improved Performance Pays Off After First Audit

Case Study

Director of quality management, Chris Bliersbach, cuts costs while increasing productivity and compliance with the implementation of PolicyTech.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: NAVEX Global


Florida Hospital: Language Interpretation "the Cornerstone" of Diversity and Inclusion

Case Study

Hear how language services, including education, cultural competency, diversity and inclusion programs, increased care outcomes and satisfaction for patients with limited English proficiency.

Challenge: Care Continuum  

AHA Endorsement: CyraCom, LLC.


Beyond BYOD to the Optimal Work Your Way Experience in Healthcare

Article

Learn how the viral adoption of consumer tablets forces health care CIOs to rethink their mobile technology strategies.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  Care Continuum  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Cisco Wireless


Cisco Connected Healthcare Overview

Article

Learn how Cisco is transforming the way people connect, access information and collaborate through networked technologies.

Challenge: Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Cisco Wireless


Cedars-Sinai Health System Cures the Policy Management Ills

Case Study

This study reviews the document management challenges faced by this hospital before installing PolicyTech's Policy and Procedure Manager (PPM).

Challenge: Clinical Integration  Care Continuum  Financial Sustainability  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: NAVEX Global


Beaumont Hospitals Efficiently Screen Candidates with HealthcareSource

Case Study

Learn how HealthcareSource Position Manager applicant tracking and HealthcareSource Staff Assessment, formerly TestSource HSI, helped Beaumont efficiently screen candidates.

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: HealthcareSource


Meadville Medical Center "hires for fit" with Behavioral Assessments

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Learn how HealthcareSource behavioral-based assessments exceeded their expectations in how they are able to evaluate employees, conduct a structured interview process and improve their hiring decisions.

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: HealthcareSource


Mahaska Health Saves Clinicians 45 minutes per day with fast access to EMR applications

Case Study

Mahaska Health Partnership (MHP) increased cost savings and strengthened security and compliance by adopting Single Sign-On.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  

AHA Endorsement: Imprivata


HealthcareSource Empowers Long-term Care Facilities to Improve Service & Slash Turnover

Case Study

Learn how leading long-term care facilties slash turnoverrates, and now hire and retain employees that fit their mission and culture by using HealthcareSource Staff Assessment, formerly TestSource HSI.

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: HealthcareSource


Penn Medicine Significantly Reduces Turnover and Identifies Top Talent

Case Study

Learn how HealthcareSource Staff Assessment, formerly TestSource HSI, played a signficant role in reducing turnover and identifying top talent at Penn Medicine.

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: HealthcareSource


Healthcare HR and the Bottom Line: 5 Focus Areas for Improving HCAHPS Scores

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HealthcareSource reviews five areas human resources should focus on to increase a hospital's HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) scores.

Challenge: Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: HealthcareSource


Indiana University Health Transforms its Hiring Process with HealthcareSource

Case Study

Learn how IU Health has transformed its hiring process, reduced its time to fill, and lowered first year turnover rate by using the combination of Position Manager and HealthcareSource Staff and Leadership Assessments.

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: HealthcareSource


EMQ FamiliesFirst Links Performance and Learning to Help Children and Families in Crisis

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EMQ FamiliesFirst is California's largest and most comprehensive social service agency for children and families. With the deployment of Halogen Software's award-winning talent management suite, EMQ FamiliesFirst has become a more agile organization that is better able to respond to client needs.

Challenge: Care Continuum  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Halogen Software


Peer Reviews Support Professional Development and Validate ANA Code of Ethics

Christiana Care Health System places a strong emphasis on employee performance and engagement in support of corporate values, which include caring, patient safety and quality. Their talent management program helps employees clearly understand the link between these values and the work they do.

Challenge: Care Continuum  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Halogen Software


Lutheran Life Communities Adds the Human Touch to Talent Management

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By implementing Halogen eAppraisal Healthcare, Lutheran Life Communities in Illinois has been able to create an employee performance and talent management system that reflects the organization's focus on the human side of things and building strong relationships.

Challenge: Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Halogen Software


Staying Competitive and Cultivating a High Performance Workforce in Today's Healthcare Environment

King's Daughters Medical Center is using Halogen eAppraisal to successfully compete with other area medical centers for skilled talent, and reduce time spent on manual HR tasks allowing more focus on strategy.

Challenge: Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Halogen Software


Hospital Saves $50,000 by Modernization of Employee Performance Management System

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Cabell Huntington Hospital modernized its employee performance management (EPM) system in order to upgrade a redundant paper-based system that failed to meet its needs and was costly in terms of time and money.


Executive Summary - 2012 Patient Flow Challenges Assessment (PFCA)

Executive Summary

Learn how and where hospital professionals see a strong connection between patient flow and patient care and to overall hospital effectiveness, in this 2012 report conducted by AHA Solutions, Inc.

Challenge: Care Continuum  


Florida Hospital: Reducing Call Time and Increasing Quality in Language

Case Study

Florida Hospital (FH) decided to officially implement CyraCom's language services, citing interpretation quality and reduced call time as major factors.

Challenge: Care Continuum  

AHA Endorsement: CyraCom, LLC.


Speakers Express: an AHA Sponsored Service

Speakers Express facilitates the education and development of your health care leadership and staff with a roster of nationally renowned faculty, second to none in the field.


Dependent Eligibility Audit: El Camino Hospital

Case Study

In 2009, El Camino Hospital partnered with HMS to conduct a review of all enrolled dependents in their health and welfare plans. Learn how they were able to recoup the investment cost in 11 days.

Challenge: Care Continuum  Financial Sustainability  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: HMS Employer Solutions


Are the Dependents on Your Organization's Health Plan Eligible for Coverage?

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Few strategies offer employers and plan sponsors the opportunity for the immediate and substantial impact on health care costs than the dependent eligibility audit.

Challenge: Care Continuum  Financial Sustainability  Cultural Transformation  


Meet John P. Benson, Chief Operating Officer, Verisys

Article

Read this feature article in the October 2011 issue of Compliance Today Magazing.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Verisys Corporation


Banner Health: Lowering Risk and Providing Exceptional Patient Care

Case Study

Learn how BH provides a multipronged approach to language services and coordinates its fforts through a comprehensive Language Access Plan.

Challenge: Care Continuum  Financial Sustainability  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: CyraCom, LLC.


Improving Patient Flow and Reducing Emergency Department Crowding: A Guide for Hospitals

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This guide from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) presents step-by-step instructions to plan and implement patient flow improvement strategies to ease emergency department crowding.

Challenge: Care Continuum  


Hospitals and Care Systems of the Future

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AHA Committee on Performance Improvement identifies must-do, priority strategies and core organizational competencies organizations should establish to remain successful.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  Care Continuum  Financial Sustainability  Cultural Transformation  


Winning the EHR Battle with Enterprise Content Management

Case Study

Learn how Sentara Healthcare created a comprehensive EHR solution. This article is based on a webinar presented by Hyland Software in May 2011.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  Care Continuum  Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: Hyland Software


Specialized Accident Insurance Protection

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A cost-effective option for insuring hospital volunteers and student nurses injured performing authorized volunteer and student nurse activities.

Challenge: Care Continuum  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Administered by The Allen J. Flood Companies.


The Influence of Employee Satisfaction on Patient Satisfaction and Safety

Whitepaper

This whitepaper builds the case for automated talent management in health care

AHA Endorsement: Halogen Software


Background Checks: More Restrictions, New Challenges

Article

The need for background checks is clear, but the type of checks health care providers can conduct and how that information is used is less clear.

AHA Endorsement: Certiphi Screening Incorporated


Clinical Denials Management & Medical Necessity Compliance Services from EHR

Case Study

Case study details how AHA Solutions and the AHA Endorsement have helped EHR grow its Medicare & Medicaid compliance and appeals management business.


Effective Employee Coaching: It Starts with HR

Article

Health Care Focus: Strategic talent management and its impact on organizational performance and employee retention.

Challenge: Care Continuum  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Halogen Software


Background Checks: An Essential Risk Management Tool

Article

Background checks on all new hires and a program of regular inquiry about possible staff sanctions and criminal behavior limits employer liability.

AHA Endorsement: Certiphi Screening Incorporated


PolicyTech Slashes Six Months Off San Juan Regional Medical Center's Policy Process

Case Study

PolicyTech helped SJRMC connect its policies to its seven outside health care facilities and improve its policy management system.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  

AHA Endorsement: NAVEX Global


Growing Content Management into an Enterprise Strategy

Case Study

When Sharp began implementing Cerner Millennium in its hospitals in 2006, it soon discovered that OnBase delivered value across all departments, including enabling the EMRs to provide clinicians with a complete patient record.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  Care Continuum  

AHA Endorsement: Hyland Software