Resources on Community and Patient Engagement

For health care organizations across the country, communication and engagement with the community and patients are at the core of the successful delivery of health care. With the blending of ambulatory and inpatient settings, today’s successful health care organizations understand the need of creating relationship with community members long before they are patients in their care. Driven by missions to improve community health, financial incentives, patient satisfaction and market pressures, each organization’s strategy is unique, yet solutions to the challenges respond to multiple drivers and benefit the organizations in many ways.

To better understand the issues and for assistance in addressing the challenges, turn to the valuable resources below from the American Hospital Association (AHA) and from organizations offering AHA-Endorsed solutions.

 

Quick Reference: 1557 and Language Access

Quick Reference: 1557 and Language Access

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Content provided by AHA Endorsement: CyraCom, LLC.

This informative document cites five key takeaways from the ACA's regulation of interpreter services in hospitals and healthcare organizations.

Improving HCAHPS and Patient Satisfaction with Great Language Services

Improving HCAHPS and Patient Satisfaction with Great Language Services

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Content provided by AHA Endorsement: CyraCom, LLC.

Refer to this informative document for five key takeaways from the ACA's regulation of interpreter services in hospitals and healthcare organizations.

Wellness Success: The proof is in the numbers

Wellness Success: The proof is in the numbers

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Content provided by AHA Endorsement: Interactive Health

View the evidence that personalized wellness improves the well-being of your workforce and the community as well as the health of your bottom line.

The Complete Consumer Engagement Solution

The Complete Consumer Engagement Solution

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Content provided by AHA Endorsement: YourCareUniverse, Inc.

Build affinity and preference among todays connected, healthcare-savvy consumers through our facility-branded health and wellness content site.

Infographic: How Mobile Wayfinding Enhances Patient Experience

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Content provided by AHA Endorsement: Gozio Health

Hospitals and health systems can assist visitors in finding their destinations quickly and easily, helping to alleviate stress, reducing missed appointments and improving their overall experience.

Five Steps to Realizing a Faster Return

Five Steps to Realizing a Faster Return

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Content provided by AHA Endorsement: Imprivata Cortext

Fast, strong adoption of a secure messaging application boosts care coordination and clinical workflow benefits while reducing risk of a security violation.

Why Hospital Mobile Apps with Wayfinding are Becoming a Necessity

Why Hospital Mobile Apps with Wayfinding are Becoming a Necessity

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Content provided by AHA Endorsement: Gozio Health

Todays healthcare champions patient engagement. Read this whitepaper on how to keep pace with the growing desire for mobile apps to drive patient loyalty.

Understanding the Wayfinding Challenge

Understanding the Wayfinding Challenge

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Content provided by AHA Endorsement: Gozio Health

Navigating through a typical hospital can be difficult. A hospital branded smartphone mobile app can help  read this whitepaper to learn how.

Re-admissions Rates Link to Patient Experience

Re-admissions Rates Link to Patient Experience

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Content provided by AHA Endorsement: Gozio Health

Learn how a hospital branded mobile app with wayfinding can improve the patient experience and drive patient engagement through this informative whitepaper.

Aligning Hospital Mobile Apps with Patients' Expectations

Aligning Hospital Mobile Apps with Patients' Expectations

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Content provided by AHA Endorsement: Gozio Health

Digitally enabled care is a business imperative - read this whitepaper on how to keep pace with the growing desire for digital interaction by your patients.

How Will Section 1557 of the ACA Impact Care for LEP Patients?

How Will Section 1557 of the ACA Impact Care for LEP Patients?

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Content provided by AHA Endorsement: CyraCom, LLC.

Learn whats required under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act and how it impacts care of Limited-English Proficient patients.

How a Great Language Services Program Boosts Hospital Performance

How a Great Language Services Program Boosts Hospital Performance

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Content provided by AHA Endorsement: CyraCom, LLC.

Whether you already have an award-winning language services program or just want to build one, this document will help.

Steward Health Care: A Continuum of Care for LEP Patients

Steward Health Care: A Continuum of Care for LEP Patients

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Content provided by AHA Endorsement: CyraCom, LLC.

By integrating language services into the continuum of care, Steward lives up to its reputation as a community hospital.

Boston Globe Article: Hospitals Turning a 'Pager' on Data Hardware

Boston Globe Article: Hospitals Turning a 'Pager' on Data Hardware

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Content provided by AHA Endorsement: Imprivata Cortext

Learn how smartphones are starting to become common at area hospitals, though some still see benefits to 90's technology.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing 101: Things to Know when Working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community

Deaf and Hard of Hearing 101: Things to Know when Working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community

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Content provided by AHA Endorsement: CyraCom, LLC.

In this whitepaper youll learn about the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Culture, how the deaf and hard of hearing community communicates and important tips for communicating with the deaf.

Patient and Family Engagement Resource Compendium

Patient and Family Engagement Resource Compendium

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This resource compendium was developed to help link PFE concepts and strategies to available resources.

Guide to Incentive Design and Increased Participation

Guide to Incentive Design and Increased Participation

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Content provided by AHA Endorsement: Interactive Health

You can use incentives to drive positive behavior change, program participation, but it can be complicated. Learn best ways to deliver wellness programs that improve employee health, productivity, satisfaction and retention.

Emory Healthcare Network  Case Study

Emory Healthcare Network Case Study

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Content provided by AHA Endorsement: CyraCom, LLC.

Transforming Emorys Language Services Program into a Program of Excellence.

How Interpretation Should Be

How Interpretation Should Be

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Content provided by AHA Endorsement: CyraCom, LLC.

Language services have a huge impact on patient care&hellip;.this video series provides a new perspective on the challenges faced by patients whose primary language isn&rsquo;t English. <hr />

The Association Between Patient and Family Engagement Practices and Patient Experience

The Association Between Patient and Family Engagement Practices and Patient Experience

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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

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

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

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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

The Cost of Miscommunication: Solving the Puzzle of Readmission Rates

The Cost of Miscommunication: Solving the Puzzle of Readmission Rates

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Content provided by AHA Endorsement: CyraCom, LLC.

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.