UNDERSTANDING TOP-100 BEST PRACTICES

The Academy Health System Research programs provide critical insight to assist Top-100 health systems and important industry corporations in pursuing change in a highly transformative industry. Three types of rigorous research methodology, along with added support from Blue Ribbon Advisory Committees, are used to compare health system performance and identify trending best practices.

  • Quick Hitting Surveys: These rapid turn-around studies are designed to provide fast answers to specific tactical questions. The Academy surveys typically result in exceptionally high survey response rates, frequently exceeding 30%.
  • Benchmarking Studies: These studies, often requested by peer learning forums, use rigorous research methodologies to provide deeper understanding around trending issues such as investment asset allocation, human resources, and philanthropy.
  • Strategic Research Studies: Using statistical analysis methods for quantitative and qualitative research that includes questionnaires, interviews, site visits, phone calls and focus groups, these studies provide in-depth comparisons of the performance of leading health systems in areas such as innovation, technology assessment, chronic disease, capacity management, supply chain, and leadership development.