Today’s health care environment is changing rapidly as hospitals and health systems continue to transform, and new entrants look for opportunities to disrupt health care delivery. You have urged us to think boldly and provide assistance with innovation and transformation through broader field engagement. And we have listened.

Our agenda for innovation and transformation involves the resources and talent of the entire association and our membership to help you both navigate today’s challenges and seize tomorrow’s opportunities.

The new AHA Center for Health Innovation harnesses the work of Health Forum, the Health Research & Educational Trust, AHA’s Data Center and The Value Initiative to drive high-impact innovation and transformation with market intelligence, key insights, targeted education, actionable data and tools addressing your unique situation as you work to advance health. It tackles today’s priority issues, including affordability and value, advancing clinical quality, population health, new delivery models, emerging issues and building innovation capacity. For more, visit

We’ve also enhanced our long-term policy development process and are expanding our advocacy agenda to embrace new public policy ideas that better reflect the directions our members are heading and to identify and offer solutions to long-term challenges.

In addition, we’re focused on leveling the regulatory playing field with new entrants to ensure that they are held to the highest standards and that hospitals and health systems are not hamstrung in their ability to compete by outdated and unnecessary red tape.