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Monograph examines evolving accountabilities of nonprofit health system boards

October 2, 2013

The latest monograph from the AHA’s Center for Healthcare Governance explores the multiple accountabilities of nonprofit health care boards in a changing environment, characterized by increased scrutiny and public demands for cost, quality and safety performance. The authors review categories of accountability and provide examples of mandated and voluntary accountabilities, largely to outside organizations and entities, that systems and their boards are responsible for fulfilling. The report includes questions to help guide board discussions of health system accountability and a model policy statement for delineating board accountabilities to the health system’s community and other stakeholders. The Center is AHA’s resource for information, tools and counsel to promote excellence in health care governance.