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Transforming The Iowa Clinic Through Physician Leadership

“Eye opening, about how your behavior impacts others and how best to work with others. Also, how to be more effective in your role by working smarter.”

Challenge: Cultural Transformation

Content provided by AHA Endorsement partner: The Physician Leadership Institute

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





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.





Are You Ready for ICD-10?

Video

Jim Deren, CareTech’s Director of Healthcare IT Planning, discusses the October 1, 2015, compliance deadline for health care providers, health plans, and healthcare clearinghouses to transition to ICD-10 – and how CareTech can help!

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.





CareTechs Data Center Security

Video

CareTech Solutions’ Manager, Security Services, discusses data center security and best practices at CareTech’s data centers.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  





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





East Tennessee Childrens Hospital: Long Term Success in Improving Population Health

Case Study

Learn how East Tennessee Children’s Hospital implemented an innovative, outcomes-based wellness program to improve the health of its employee/spouse population.

Challenge: Care Continuum  Financial Sustainability  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Interactive Health





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





Miami Childrens Hospital heightens biometric screening beyond typical know your numbers campaign

Case Study

Learn how Miami Children’s Hospital shifted its wellness focus from participation to accountability with stellar results.

Challenge: Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Interactive Health





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





Delivering Total Population Health through Well-Being Improvement

Article

See results of a successful six-month pilot study of Healthways’ newly developed hospital readmission avoidance program.

Challenge: Care Continuum  

AHA Endorsement: Healthways





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





Maximizing Care Management Savings Through Advanced Total Population Targeting

Whitepaper

This article provides five principle rules of healthcare costs, and outlines how Healthways’ predictive modeling strategies can drive the greatest impact.

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





Modernizing Enterprise Content Management Improves Information Access and Quality of Care

Case Study

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® content management system helps caregivers quickly access records significantly improving patient care & workflow.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  Care Continuum  Financial Sustainability  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Hyland Software





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





Healthways Care Transitions Solution

Article

Learn how Healthways Care Transitions Solution™ offers the perfect combination of people, processes and technology to achieve success.

Challenge: Care Continuum  

AHA Endorsement: Healthways





Podcasts: Retirement Plan Trends in Todays Healthcare Market  2014

Other

Hear excerpts from this three-part webinar series that provides essential insights from a recent research report, Retirement Plan Trends in Today’s Healthcare Market – 2014, conducted by Transamerica Retirement Solutions.

Challenge: Care Continuum  Financial Sustainability  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Transamerica





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





Transforming The Iowa Clinic Through Physician Leadership

Case Study

“Eye opening, about how your behavior impacts others and how best to work with others. Also, how to be more effective in your role by working smarter.”

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  





Cressey & Company

Case Study

Learn how Clearwater completed a high-level assessment, formulated a strategic plan and delivered on the established priorities while minimizing distraction of the Company’s workforce.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  Care Continuum  Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: Clearwater Compliance





Hospice Compassus At A Glance

Case Study

“Without Clearwater’s guidance and support, we would never have received the accolades from the OCR investigator for our compliance program that we did.”

Challenge: Clinical Integration  Care Continuum  Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: Clearwater Compliance





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.





Managing Population Health: A Strategic Playbook for Best-Fit Growth Opportunities

Whitepaper

This whitepaper provides leadership with detailed guidance on where, when, and how to assume a financially sustainable role in PHM.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Kaufman, Hall & Associates, Inc.





Wellness Solutions as Unique as Your Employees

Article

It takes teamwork to create the right environment for wellness success. That’s why Interactive Health is with you every step of the way.

Challenge: Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Interactive Health





A 21st-Century Approach to Improving Operational Effectiveness: Increasing Healthcare Value by Reducing Clinical Variation

Whitepaper

A focus on the impact of Verras’ Clinical Compass™ on length of stay and average profit and loss per case by physician.

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: Verras





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





Managing Population Health: The Role of the Hospital

Other

This guide is designed to define population health, describe strategies to improve the health of a hospital’s patient population, inform leaders why these initiatives are essential, and explore potential partnerships that can help achieve the desired goal.





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





New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation: Overcame Unsatisfactory Outcomes and Poor Compliance

Case Study

AMC Health’s clinical decision support tools helped HHC Nurses and patients lower HbA1c by 1.8%!

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





AHA Endorsement of Health Care Information Privacy, Security, Compliance & Risk Management

Video

This video provides details regarding the recent endorsement of Clearwater Compliance’s Health Care Information Privacy, Security, Compliance and Risk Management Solutions

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





Executive Brief: SwedishAmerican Hospital

Case Study

Reducing LOS Pays Off for Illinois Hospital – to the Tune of $9.6 Million

Challenge: Care Continuum  Financial Sustainability  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: MEDHOST





Single Sign-On Transforms Healthcare at Michigan Hospital

Case Study

Munson Medical Center IT department's implementation of a single sign-on system did more than increase efficiency for the hospital's healthcare workers -- it changed IT's approach to solving problems.

AHA Endorsement: Imprivata





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





How to Prepare Your Healthcare Organization for a Severe Weather Event

Whitepaper

This white paper will outline the key considerations that are unique to hospitals and healthcare providers that will help in preparing for severe weather events.

Challenge: Care Continuum  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Agility Recovery





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





MSC Performance Improvement Solutions Decrease Sepsis Mortality at Cape Regional Medical Center

Case Study

Learn from Cape Regional Medical Center's 2012 quality improvement initiative targeted at reducing sepsis mortality and increasing compliance with treatment guidelines.

Challenge: Care Continuum  Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: Medical Simulation Corporation/Raytheon Professional Services





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 - Your Partner for Measuring and Improving the Patient Experience.

Flyer

Avatar’s Health Care Survey Tools have earned the exclusive endorsement of the American Hospital Association.

Challenge: Care Continuum  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Avatar Solutions





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





Patient Survey Methodology and Design

Tool

Based on the American Customer Satisfaction Index and developed by the University of Michigan School of Business, Avatar’s survey development and framework is based is the most researched customer loyalty model in the world.

Challenge: Care Continuum  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Avatar Solutions





Outplacement and Redeployment: Solutions for Today's Healthcare Transitions

Article

Learn how RiseSmart’s unique blend of technology, expert methodology, and service enable your workforce to quickly and effectively make the transition into their next role.

Challenge: Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: RiseSmart





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





St. Joseph's Hospital Improves Safety and Regulatory Compliance Using Wi-Fi-Based Environmental Monitoring

Case Study

Learn how St Joseph's Hosital improved regulatory compliance, increased safety, reduced spoilage and clinicians with more time to focus on patients.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: STANLEY Healthcare





Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Case Study

Minnesota Children’s Implements AeroScout® Real-Time Staff Visibility Solutions; Results Include Quieter Patient Environment, Enhanced Safety and Improved Workflow.

AHA Endorsement: STANLEY Healthcare





Alegent Creighton Health Bergan Mercy Medical Center

Case Study

The Hugs® infant protection system adapts to meet the specialized security needs of Alegent Creighton Health Bergan Mercy Medical Center’s Level III NICU

Challenge: Care Continuum  Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: STANLEY Healthcare





Celebration Health Florida Hospital Pioneers Use of RTLS to Understand, Improve Nursing Workloads and Workflows

Case Study

Read how Celebration Health has pioneered the use of technology to track, analyze and enhance clinical workflow.

Challenge: Care Continuum  Financial Sustainability  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: STANLEY Healthcare





SUNY Upstate Medical University

Case Study

SUNY Upstate Increases Efficiency and Reduces Costs with Stanley Healthcare’s AeroScout Solutions, Making Every Second and Dollar Count for Patient Care.

Challenge: Care Continuum  Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: STANLEY Healthcare





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





Hospital Advances Care by Envisioning Internet of Everything

Case Study

Miami Children’s Hospital connects people, process, data, and things to transform hospital caregiver - patient experience.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  

AHA Endorsement: Cisco Wireless





Hospital Pioneers Wi-Fi Patient Apps with Cisco BYOD Solution

Case Study

Learn how Miami Children’s Hospital uses wireless solutions to innovate patient care and transform the hospital experience.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  

AHA Endorsement: Cisco Wireless





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





CareTech: A Strategic Approach to IT Monitoring

Case Study

Shifting the focus to the end-user experience provides major benefits to Oakwood Healthcare.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: CareTech Solutions, Inc.





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





Healthcare Cost Containment: How Beaufort Memorial Improved LOS/Reduced Costs by $480,000

Case Study

New patient flow software and a change in employee attitudes and work habits improves patient throughput at an independent, acute care hospital.

Challenge: Care Continuum  Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: MEDHOST





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





The Joint Commission's PatientFlow Requirements

Whitepaper

MEDHOST’s Patient Throughput Suite can help organizations comply and manage to new JC Requirements addressing patient throughput in the accreditation process.

Challenge: Care Continuum  Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: MEDHOST





Peninsula Regional Medical Center

Case Study

Learn how Real-Time Location was used to improve specialty bed management, dramatically reducing rental costs

Challenge: Care Continuum  

AHA Endorsement: STANLEY Healthcare





System-Wide Quality Care at Optimal Costs: A Case Study with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare

Case Study

Learn how CyraCom’s innovative language solutions have helped over 2,000 clients, such as Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, attain excellence in thier practices.

Challenge: Care Continuum  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: CyraCom, LLC.





Advantages of Flexible Generator Solution

Case Study

Access to Agility’s generator, Slidell Memorial maintains Critical Level and Life and Safety levels of power during a disaster, ensuring compliance.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  Care Continuum  Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: Agility Recovery





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

Other

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  





3 Keys to Choosing an ECM Vendor for Healthcare

Article

To get the most value from your ECM purchase, it’s important you identify your needs, research various ECM products and analyze potential vendors.

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: Hyland Software





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





Navigating Complexity in Healthcare IT

Article

In this article, we’ll take a look at five ways ECM can put you on a path to a simpler, more efficient IT environment.

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





Top 5 Reasons to Move from Document Management to ECM

Article

ECM evolves your document management strategy so it’s not just a system to store content; it’s a solution that supports strategic initiatives.

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: Hyland Software





Slashing Downtime from 24 Hours to 24 Minutes: Technology Advancements Make Warm-Site Disaster Recovery Possible

Whitepaper

In this era of health care reform, downtime is far more critical than ever, and what was once considered standard recovery time is no longer acceptable. Better approaches are needed. Here’s how.

Challenge: Care Continuum  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: CareTech Solutions, Inc.





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





Learning from a Crisis: Key Steps to Limit Risk

Article

Good risk management practices allow for the management of those risks in a proactive way.

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: Western Litigation, Inc.





Alarming Hospital Behavior

Article

Alarm fatigue — when hospital workers ignore or shut off patient alarms

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: Western Litigation, Inc.





Analysis of ASHRM Membership Survey on Health Care Captives

Article

This article summarizes the responses for opportunities to educate risk managers more fully on the role captives can play in managing risks.

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: Western Litigation, Inc.





How Will Disclosure Affect Future Litigation?

Article

Disclosure to patients of unanticipated outcomes is a directive and how it impacts future malpractice litigation are all areas of concern.

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: Western Litigation, Inc.





Informed Consent and Expectation Management

Case Study

Interactive educational tool increases awareness of risks, provides information and increases confidence in the provider of the treatment/procedure.

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: Western Litigation, Inc.





Timing of Early Resolution: Working at the Patient's Pace

Article

Post-disclosure status, the steps of the grieving process, the mechanisms for both the risk manager and the provider to successfully bring closure

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: Western Litigation, Inc.





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

Whitepaper

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.





Recent Veterans of Major EMR Launches Share Insights on Keys to a Robust Go-Live Command Center

Whitepaper

Learn how the placement of a robust Command Center helped one facility tackle the abundance of largely unpredictable issues that always arise during the first week of a system implementation.

AHA Endorsement: CareTech Solutions, Inc.





HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 - The role of OnBase

Flyer

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





Comprehensive Training Solutions for Healthcare

Article

Learn how Simulation-Based Training helps world-class organizations drive consistency and performance across their enterprise.

Challenge: Care Continuum  Financial Sustainability  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Medical Simulation Corporation/Raytheon Professional Services





The Patient Experience Diagnostic"

Advertorial

Assess your employees’ impact on the patient experience by measuring how well they work with each other and their patients.

Challenge: Care Continuum  Financial Sustainability  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Medical Simulation Corporation/Raytheon Professional Services





Healthcare Learning Diagnostic

Advertorial

Measure the effectiveness and efficiency of a learning system and environment to develop comparisons to best in class learning organizations.

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Medical Simulation Corporation/Raytheon Professional Services





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

Other

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





Metrics for the Second Curve of Health Care

Tool

Building off of health care futurist Ian Morrison’s first curve to second curve shift, the AHA Committee on Performance Improvement identified 4 must-do strategies for hospitals.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  Care Continuum  Financial Sustainability  Cultural Transformation  





Improving the Candidate Experience: 5 Best Practices for Healthcare HR

Whitepaper

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





Improving the Interview Process: 7 Steps for Healthcare HR

Whitepaper

Source. Evaluate. Interview. Give feedback. Gather feedback. Compare results. Finally — make a hiring decision. These are the 7 steps of the hiring process for most organizations, but they don’t tell the whole story.

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





Why Do Policies Matter?

Article

Learn why issuing well-crafted and appropriately targeted policies is necessary to define an organization’s boundaries, practices and expectations.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  

AHA Endorsement: NAVEX Global





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





Superstorm Sandy  Lessons Learned

Case Study

Although many are still suffering the effects of this storm, learn some key lessons identified for future planning and recovery efforts.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  Care Continuum  Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: Agility Recovery





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





Hospital Offers Always-On Network using Cisco CleanAir

Case Study

Children´s Mercy Hospital uses Cisco CleanAir technology to rapidly isolate and eliminate network interference.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  Care Continuum  

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





A Planning Guide for Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances

Whitepaper

This whitepaper offers guidance for hospitals that are planning for or evaluating their options for ePrescribing for controlled substances.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  Care Continuum  

AHA Endorsement: Imprivata





Data Center Migration at the Speed of Light

Case Study

Learn the benefits of Port Huron Hospital's (PHH) movememnt of their IT outsourcing provider to CareTech Solutions data hosting center in Troy, MI.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: CareTech Solutions, Inc.





Member Recovery Story - The Harvard Drug Group

Case Study

On April 27th, 2011, an unstable front bore down on several Southeastern US states, producing a recordbreaking number of tornadoes. Alabama emerged as ground zero for the devastation, with over 250 people losing their lives.

Challenge: Care Continuum  Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: Agility Recovery





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





Hurricane Preparedness Checklist

Tool

This overview and checklist provides basic steps to hurricane preparation and will help your hospital prepare before, during and after a storm.

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: Agility Recovery





8 Tips for Increasing EMR Adoption - A Guide to Achieving Meaningful Use

Whitepaper

Many hospitals have made a successful transition to EMR, with widespread adoption throughout the hospital. Organizations with successful adoptions have made sure to achieve physician and clinician acceptance before and during the transition to EMR - and to minimize the effect of the new technology on workflow.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  

AHA Endorsement: Imprivata





Nine Ways Imprivata Can Help with HIPAA Compliance

Whitepaper

This whitepaper gives you nine ways Imprivata can prepare you before any HIPAA audit occurs-without impacting your end users.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  

AHA Endorsement: Imprivata





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

Case Study

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





Strategic Cost Management Advisory Services

Tool

Effective cost management and improved efficiencies are critical to the future success of health care providers. Stronger margins and cash flows are needed to generate capital capacity and support ongoing and strategic investments.

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: Kaufman, Hall & Associates, Inc.





Business Continuity for the Health Care Field

Whitepaper

Disasters happen every day. Because the health care system plays a critical role in community recovery, a hospital needs to be prepared for any eventuality.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  Care Continuum  Financial Sustainability  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Agility Recovery





Disaster Recovery Case Study: Bank'34 in Alamogordo

Video

Bank'34 in Alamogordo, New Mexico never thought a disaster would happen to them…then an arsonist hit.

Challenge: Care Continuum  Financial Sustainability  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Agility Recovery





Disaster Recovery Case Study: Hurricane Katrina

Video

Hear Agility Recovery Solutions' members talk about their recovery in the days after this historic storm.

Challenge: Care Continuum  Financial Sustainability  Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Agility Recovery





Former FEMA Chief David Paulison on the "72 Hour" Rule

Video

Having a disaster plan in place following a natural disaster, or isolated man-made event can mean the difference between the failure of your organization, or its survival.

Challenge: Care Continuum  Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: Agility Recovery





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

Whitepaper

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





Delivering High Tech, Patient-Centered Care with Secure One-Touch Desktop Roaming at Memorial Healthcare

Case Study

At Memorial Healthcare, technology is a means to better patient care. With Imprivata OneSign, they were able to secure unattended desktops, enable One-Touch Desktop Roaming and implement strong, multifactor authentication for clinicians.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  Care Continuum  Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: Imprivata





Riverside Medical Center Boosts Physician Satisfaction with Secure, Convenient Access to EMR and other Applications

Case Study

When time studies revealed that the medical center's 300+ physicians were collectively spending 400 hrs/mo just logging into and out of their clinical applications, Riverside's IT team knew there had to be a better way. Enter Single Sign-on from Imprivata.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  Care Continuum  Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: Imprivata





Single Sign-On and Advanced Authentication Save Valuable Time at Boulder Community Hospital

Case Study

Read this case study to learn how Boulder Community Hospital saved clinicians an hour per shift with Imprivata OneSign Single Sign-On and increased EMR adoption with advanced authentication.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  Care Continuum  Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: Imprivata





Southwest Washington Medical Center Provides Fast Applications Access To Thousands of Users

Case Study

Repeatedly recognized as one of the 100 top hospitals in the US, using Imprivata OneSign, Southwest has met the hospital's core objectives of providing better service to physicians, improving the productivity of its workforce, and meeting security and compliance requirements.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  Care Continuum  Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: Imprivata





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

Video

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





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

Video

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.

Challenge: Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Halogen Software





Leading Treatment Center Relies on Halogen Software to Gain a Competitive Edge in a Tight Talent Market

Video

Fairbanks Hospital, the oldest independent alcohol and drug treatment center in America, relies on the Halogen Talent Management Suite™ to stay competitive when attracting and retaining specialized talent.

Challenge: Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Halogen Software





Lutheran Life Communities Adds the Human Touch to Talent Management

Video

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





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  





Verification the Right Way: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

Article

If a health care provider knows or “should have known” a party it hired or contracted was [on the List of Excluded Individuals and Entities], it faces fines of up to $10,000 per occurrence.

Challenge: Cultural Transformation  

AHA Endorsement: Certiphi Screening Incorporated





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.





Success Story: Data Center Hosting at Central Maine Healthcare

Case Study

Hear how Central Maine Healthcare (CMHC) partnered with CareTech Solutions to successfully migrate to a new data center, realizing a 300% immediate improvement in application response time.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  Care Continuum  

AHA Endorsement: CareTech Solutions, Inc.





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

Other

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  

AHA Endorsement: HMS Employer Solutions





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





AHA Health Care System Transformation Fellowship

Tool

AHA’s six-month, highly interactive fellowship program provides participants with a road map of how to design and plan for new care delivery and payment models.

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: Kaufman, Hall & Associates, Inc.





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

Other

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

Other

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  





Capital Allocation and Management Advisory Services

Tool

Do You Know How Much Your Organization Can Afford to Spend and Which Initiatives Should be Funded?

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: Kaufman, Hall & Associates, Inc.





Integrated Financial Planning

Tool

How do you meet organizational objectives amidst shifting variables and competing demands?

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: Kaufman, Hall & Associates, Inc.





New Era Impact Modeling Service

Tool

Have you quantified how market forces will change your bottom line?

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: Kaufman, Hall & Associates, Inc.





Physician Compensation Modeling

Tool

Integrated hospital-physician arrangements are critical to the future success of health care providers in the New Era, but the financial impact of integrating these operations represents a growing challenge for hospital budgets.

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: Kaufman, Hall & Associates, Inc.





Physician-Hospital Integration Services

Tool

Integrated physician-hospital arrangements, which align clinical and financial interests, are critical to the future success of health care providers in the New Era.

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: Kaufman, Hall & Associates, Inc.





Productivity Reporting

Tool

With cost management and quality outcomes a greater concern than ever before in the New Era, hospital executives must become more proactive in managing their human resources to ensure they have the right number of professionals staffed in the right department at the right time.

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: Kaufman, Hall & Associates, Inc.





Service Distribution Planning

Tool

Whether your organization is a large, multihospital system with facilities in one or more states or a small system with numerous facilities in one region, creating a rational service distribution system is key to success in the New Era.

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: Kaufman, Hall & Associates, Inc.





Strategic Partnering Advisory Services for Community Hospitals

Tool

How well positioned is your organization in a consolidating market?

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: Kaufman, Hall & Associates, Inc.





Strategic Partnering Buy-Side Advisory Services

Tool

In an increasingly competitive and financially constrained environment, health care leaders must identify and pursue growth opportunities that will improve their organizations’ strategic financial performance. Acquiring or merging with another organization frequently offers advantages that exceed those of other strategies.

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: Kaufman, Hall & Associates, Inc.





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

Other

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.





Navigating Healthcare's New Era

Tool

As the New Era in health care emerges, providers will need new organizational competencies to gain a broader and deeper understanding of significant strategic issues.

Challenge: Financial Sustainability  

AHA Endorsement: Kaufman, Hall & Associates, Inc.





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





Methodist Healthcare of San Antonio Enhances JCAHO Compliance

Case Study

Read how MHS took confidence in the AHA Endorsement of NAVEX Global’s policy management software to solve for policy management problems.

Challenge: Clinical Integration  

AHA Endorsement: NAVEX Global





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