Center for Health & Medical Affairs
Health Care Reform Resources
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 will make significant changes to access, quality and cost in the American health care system. One important aspect of these changes is the expectation of increased consumer and patient engagement in their own health care.
CHMA staff have identified a number of helpful websites which provide information about health care reform. This page will be updated as new resources become available.
Subscribe to Blogs
Are you interested in subscribing to blogs such as High Performance Health Care?
If you want to understand why that would be helpful to your work and how to do it, just click here for an explanation and the steps you need to take.
Obtaining Academic Papers from Libraries
Both the Center for Health and Medical Affairs Web site and its companion blog, High Performance Health Care, frequently cite academic papers from the literature related to health care leadership and management. Many organizations have libraries to facilitate obtaining these articles. However, they can also be accessed through free public library services.
Health Care Operations Management Videos and Templates
CHMA director Dan McLaughlin provides instruction on operations management in many of the St. Thomas health care programs. A set of videos and templates relating to Health Care Operations Management are available for those interested in:
Lean and Six Sigma
Use of the simulation software Arena for Process Improvement