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Mar 9, 2021
The Parkland Health & Hospital System in Dallas has been working with Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation (PCCI), an independent collaborator, to use social needs data to identify women who are economically vulnerable and face challenges accessing care and may be at an elevated risk for breast cancer.
Mar 9, 2021
Predictive modeling has helped hospitals and health systems project clinical outcomes, enhance workflows and identify patient preferences, but this tool may also give leaders better intelligence to forecast finances amid this year’s economic uncertainties.
Mar 2, 2021
A report issued by the group last month, the “National Dialogue for Healthcare Innovation,” provides a framework for how hospitals and health systems, public health, government leaders and others can work together during future crises. The wide-ranging report addresses three primary areas in which the pandemic highlighted challenges: innovative care delivery approaches, improving data and evidence generation, and strengthening innovation and supply chain readiness.
Mar 2, 2021
In this week’s Take Five conversation, the AHA Center for Health Innovation’s Chief Operating Officer Andy Shin speaks with Marcus Osborne, senior vice president of health and wellness transformation at Walmart, about creating patient-centered solutions that drive greater patient engagement and empowerment.
Mar 2, 2021
Providence and 13 other health systems have formed a startup to pool patient information in an effort to streamline anonymous data to improve care, find cures faster and promote more equitable treatment of underrepresented groups.
Mar 2, 2021
A new health economy is coming. In this reshaped sector, emerging technologies, an ability to cure, prevent and detect disease earlier along with highly engaged consumers focused on wellness will lead to a deceleration in health spending. By 2040, these trends could deliver a $3.5 trillion “wellness dividend” to the nation’s economy.
Feb 23, 2021
Identifying the underlying factors that contribute to disparities in outcomes in vulnerable rural populations and developing strategies to address these issues remain constant challenges, but progress is being made. OSF Healthcare’s Health Equities Action Lab (HEAL) is employing a data-driven strategy to address breast cancer disparity outcomes among its Illinois patients, 65% of whom live in rural areas.
Feb 23, 2021
Tri-County Health Care in Wadena, Minn., experienced a cultural transformation over the past two years that significantly improved employee engagement, patient satisfaction, quality and safety, and other key operating parameters. What its leaders could not have predicted, however, was how this work also would make both the organization and hospital team members more resilient during the COVID-19 crisis and economic fallout that ensued.
Feb 16, 2021
The hospital-at-home model is expanding concepts of where and how acute medical care can be delivered. Hospitals can “admit” qualified patients into their homes, where they receive acute, hospital-level care through a combination of telemedicine, remote patient monitoring and in-person visits.
Feb 16, 2021
Some provider organizations are developing powerful networks by forging broad-based community partnerships, integrating physical and behavioral health care and more to address barriers to access. During a recent AHA Transformation Talks video, leaders from WakeMed Health and Hospitals in Raleigh, N.C., shared strategies to overcome these disparities and increase patient access to appropriate caregivers at the right time and place.
 

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Behavioral Health Integration

Framework for hospitals and health systems to shift focus to overall health and bring together behavioral and physical health services into a fully integrated system of care.

Evolving Care Models

Framework for hospitals and health systems to assess their current capabilities to determine the best type of value-based care for the organization.

Telehealth Strategy

Tools for hospitals and health systems to assess their digital transformation strategy and expand telehealth services into integrated virtual care models.

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