January 25, 2013


Here's a Plan

Rich Umbdenstock, AHA President and CEO

Here's a plan for 2013: Have plans for next year and start executing them now. Specifically, have a plan to keep improving the quality of care while bending the cost curve. Plan with families and the community to keep people healthy, to assure transitions in care are smooth and to make the best match of needs and resources. Plan with staff to break down silos, eliminate disparities and improve safety.  Plan to borrow your colleagues' best practices and to share yours. Plan to keep legislators informed about your progress and the challenges you face. Spending growth has moderated significantly and your improvements in quality, safety, utilization, care transitions and efficiency are a big reason, so plan to build on this success as the best defense against arbitrary cuts. Lastly, big changes in coverage are coming next year; plan to be ready. And know that the AHA is here to help.

Thanks,
Rich

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