Advancing Health Podcast

Advancing Health is the American Hospital Association’s podcast series. Podcasts will feature conversations with hospital and health system leaders on a variety of issues that impact patients and communities. Look for new episodes directly from your mobile device by using SoundCloud. You can also listen to the podcasts directly by clicking below.

Latest Podcasts

Aug 21, 2019

On this AHA Advancing Health Podcast, author Safi Bahcall shares innovation lessons from his recent book, Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Disease, and Transform Industries, that health care leaders can apply. For more on how the AHA’s Future of Rural Health Care Task Force is embracing innovation to create sustainable care delivery and financing models for the future, read the associated AHA Stat Blog

Aug 21, 2019

OpenNotes is a growing movement to encourage greater access and transparency by allowing patients to see their care providers’ notes after visits and appointments. In this podcast, a panel of experts discuss what is gained by inviting patients to take a larger role in their own care.

Aug 14, 2019

On this AHA Advancing Health podcast, Priya Bathija, vice president of AHA’s The Value Initiative, speaks with a team from the top winner of the American Hospital Association’s 2019 Innovation Challenge, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, about their award-winning approach to maternal and infant health using telehealth.

Aug 7, 2019

On this AHA Advancing Health podcast, Priya Bathija, vice president of AHA’s The Value Initiative, discusses how today’s health care providers increasingly realize that social needs impact a patient’s overall health and how to begin these sensitive conversations. Learn more about screening for social needs in the recently released guide from AHA’s The Value Initiative.

Jul 31, 2019

On this AHA Advancing Health Podcast, Jay Bhatt, AHA senior vice president and chief medical officer, and obstetrician-gynecologist Sharmila Makhija, M.D., discuss the AHA Institute for Diversity and Health Equity’s goal of eliminating maternal health disparities, including lowering maternal mortality rates for black women.

Latest

Jul 24, 2019
On this AHA Advancing Health Podcast, Jay Bhatt, AHA senior vice president and chief medical officer, and Jonah Michael, senior vice president of First American Healthcare Finance, discuss why innovation has become a top priority for hospitals and health systems.
Jul 22, 2019
At a recent executive forum in Boston presented by AHA’s The Value Initiative, AHA Board Chair, Brian Gragnolati, spoke with Kate Walsh, CEO of Boston Medical Center.
Jul 17, 2019
The AHA Physician Alliance explores some of the key elements driving the success of the Prescribe Safe Initiative, an extremely successful community-based project bringing together law enforcement, hospitals and physicians to reduce prescription medication misuse.
Jul 17, 2019
Earlier this year, AHA published a rural report called “
Jul 16, 2019
How is the battle against human trafficking going? Is all the effort making a difference? On this AHA Advancing Health Podcast, Robyn Begley, AHA senior vice president and chief nursing officer, moderates a discussion with two government experts on the topic of human trafficking.
Jul 10, 2019
Eliminating unnecessary medical tests and procedures can be as important in delivering high-quality care as providing the right interventions.
Jun 24, 2019
Jordan Steiger, from the AHA Center for Health Innovation, and Suzette Urbaschich, director of Rogers InHealth in Wisconsin, discuss the stress of working in emotionally draining and intellectually
Jun 24, 2019
This AHA podcast, “Healthcare Without an Address,” takes a look at how the new emphasis on mobility and convenience is advancing health in America.
Jun 12, 2019
On this AHA Advancing Health podcast, The Value Initiative series continues with a four-way conversation discussing how the Heart of New Ulm project in Minnesota aims to reduce heart disease and prevent cardiovascular problems before they appear.
Jun 3, 2019
On this AHA Advancing Health podcast, Nancy Myers, vice president of leadership and system innovation for the AHA Center for Health Innovation, and Duane Reynolds, president and CEO of the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity, discuss health equity and its relationship to community health.