Tuesday

Clinical Care

Part of advancing clinical care and population health management to improve health and well-being is to build understanding between clinicians and hospital administrators. ACHI will provide resources to strengthen the capacity and knowledge of hospital-based professionals around population health.

Resources

NEW! Conference Plenary Videos

The 2018 ACHI National Conference started many conservations between clinicians, administrators, health departments and communities. ACHI has snippets from the conference that inspired these conservations to continue in and outside hospital walls.

Watch Monica Lowell, Vice President, Community Relations, UMass Memorial Health Care describe the impact of a hospital-public health partnership focused on preventing chronic diseases.

 

AHA Issue Brief on Age-Friendly Care

The Creating Age-Friendly Health Systems issue brief highlights a collaborative initiative of the AHA, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Catholic Health Association of the United States and the John A. Hartford Foundation to address needs of older adults through a new practice model, the 4M.

Member Stories

Terry Foust
Director
of Community Health Improvement, Intermountain Healthcare

In his role as the Director of Community Health Improvement at Intermountain Healthcare, Foust has led many initiatives to provide patients and communities with quality care, including the health screening assessment events to screen individuals prediabetes, high blood pressure and depression. In 2017, 3,127 uninsured and underserved community members were screened. For those who screened positive, referrals such as one-hour Prediabetes 101 class or an invitation to join a free National Diabetes Prevention Program are offered. 

Recently the health system partnered with SelectHealth, affiliated health plan to conduct Community Health Assessment Screening Events across the 23-hospital system and SelectHealth’s employer groups. The initiative is projected to screen approximately 30,000 people by 2019. 

Foust was also a part of implementing systemwide strategies to reduce prescription opioid misuse, one of the four health priorities of Intermountain. Intermountain pledged to reduce the average amount of opioids prescribed per acute pain prescription by 40 percent by the end of 2018. To do so, Intermountain and its partners collected and disposed of 7,891 lbs. of medications in 2017, distributed 19,000 naloxone kits and continues to provide education and referrals to those in need.

Stories From the Field

In Puerto Rico, Hospital Menonita Guayama, Inc., is celebrating CHI Week with ACHI! The hospital will be visiting several elderly residences and care centers. These visits will educate the elderly on the quality services the hospital provides, including infection control practices.