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AHA Health Forum's INSIGHTS newsletter features original field coverage powered by the American Hospital Association, exclusive insights to hospital and health system thought leadership, hospital data and trend analyses and more. With six issues a year, this bi-monthly email delivers a curated look at important health care strategies driving innovation and performance improvement in the field.
Volume 6, Issue 2 excerpt:
Prioritizing Community Health to Achieve Health Equity
Published April 10, 2019
Sharp Healthcare’s manager of community benefit and health improvement shares learnings that led to the development of its care transitions and food-insecurity screening/referral programs. And the new president and CEO of the AHA’s Institute of Diversity and Health Equity discusses why hospitals that make diversity and inclusion a foundation for organizational change are more prepared to take on issues like social determinants.
Volume 6, Issue 1 excerpt:
Cultivating resilience for culture change
Published Feburary 13, 2019
How does Duke Raleigh Hospital counter burnout and improve its culture of safety? Learn how it combines the power of positivity and gratitude with teamwork-building to help its clinical staff build resilience.
Volume 5, Issue 5 excerpt:
Analytics Central to Anne Arundel Medical Center's Strategic Vision
Published November 28, 2018
About five years ago, Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) in Annapolis, Md., decided to make a significant investment in data analytics, creating a team of about a dozen information technology (IT) specialists. The team's goal wasn't just to sit in a room and crunch numbers with nifty algorithms, but to use their skills to support the goals of clinical and administrative teams throughout the organization.
Volume 5, Issue 4 excerpt:
Use Millennials Strengths to Improve Your Organization
Published August 23, 2018
Millennials can contribute much to your successful navigation of the changing health care field. While it may be tempting for more experienced executives to make assumptions and discount the “coddled” generation of millennials now filling many jobs in health care organizations, they do so at their peril, argue two Jefferson Health System managers who extoll the virtues of the generation that will soon take over the workplace. Learn why and how to use millennials' strengths to improve your health care organization.
Volume 5, Issue 3 excerpt:
Ascension Rebrands for a Seamless Consumer Experience
Published June 22, 2018
When Ascension decided to rebrand its entire system to bring it all under the same umbrella, its marketing team knew that it would entail more than just swapping out some signs. Learn about the variety of steps it took to reach consumers and make it easier for them to navigate sites of care both physically and online.
Volume 5, Issue 2 excerpt:
Best Practices for Improving Performance and Patient Safety
Published April 23, 2018
Culture change is fundamental to many of the initiatives that hospitals launch, whether they are to reduce clinician burnout, identify unsafe practices or improve quality in a number of ways. While "culture change" sounds like a heavy lift, it actually comes down to the mindsets and daily choices of every individual in the organization.
Learn how the TeamSTEPPS® training program, developed by the Department of Defense and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) using lessons learned in the aviation industry, can help staff learn skills around communication and teamwork that lead to profound and long-lasting culture change.