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The Governance Institute has put together collections of resources on topics that are currently top of mind for hospital and health system boards and leaders. Below are links to each of these collections.

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COVID-19 Resources

This special resource collection is designed to support all of our boards and C-suite leadership with their governance needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Board Orientation

Resources focusing on what the new board member needs to know to get a head start on being an effective director.

Healthcare Acronyms & Terms

This booklet is designed for those new to the industry as well as those who have been navigating the healthcare terminology landscape for a while.

ACOs/Population Health & Clinical Integration

Resources focusing on ACOs/population health management and the related topic of clinical integration.

Community Health

Resources focusing on the board's role in community health, community benefit, and social determinants of health.


Resources focusing on the board-level implications of consumerism in healthcare. 

Digital & Mobile Health

Resources focusing on digital and mobile health topics, including social media and cybersecurity issues in healthcare.


Resources focusing on financial oversight responsibilities.


Resources focusing    on innovation in healthcare.

Intentional Governance

There are seven essential elements of governance: board recruitment, board structure, board culture, education and development, evaluation and performance, continuous governance improvement, and leadership succession planning. Each guide in this series is designed to provide takeaway tools and assist readers in developing customized Intentional Governance plans related to each essential element. 


Resources focusing on successfully leading organizations into the future.

Legal & Regulatory Issues

Resources focusing    on legal and regulatory issues for hospitals and health systems.

Patient Experience

Resources focusing on the importance of patient experience and the board's responsibility for making a difference to every patient.

Partnerships, Mergers, & Affiliations

Resources focusing on partnerships, mergers, and affiliations in healthcare.

Physician Relations

Resources focusing on physician relations, including physician leadership, employment, compensation, and alignment.

Post-Acute Care

Resources to guide the board on creating an effective post-acute care strategy and partnerships.


Resources focusing on quality oversight.


Resources focusing on strategic planning oversight.