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. She shared her insights, along with her belief that most hospitals and health systems have the capability to engage with the social determinants, thereby improving value and enhancing outcomes and the patient experience.
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.
The Prescribe Safe Initiative is an extremely successful community-based project bringing together law enforcement, hospitals and physicians to reduce prescription medication misuse. The American Hospital Association and the AHA Physician Alliance sought to provide members with a deeper dive on key elements driving the success of Prescribe Safe through three podcasts that explore:
- Securing funding and support,
- Working collaboratively with a wide variety of partners; and
- Leveraging complementary and alternative medicine to reduce the use of opioids in the management of pain.
Listen to the podcasts below.
For additional information and resources on how hospitals and health systems are impacting the opioid epidemic, visit www.aha.org/opioids
Earlier this year, AHA published a rural report called “Challenges Facing Rural Communities and the Roadmap to Ensure Local Access and High-quality, Affordable Care.” The report outlines specific legislative and policy recommendations to address the persistent, recent and emergent challenges facing rural communities and the hospitals that serve them. In this podcast, AHA rural health experts explore the purpose of the Rural Report and its Call-to-Action for rural health providers and advocates alike.
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.
Eliminating unnecessary medical tests and procedures can be as important in delivering high-quality care as providing the right interventions. On this AHA Advancing Health Podcast, we speak with Pamela Johnson, vice chair of quality safety and value for the department of radiology at John Hopkins Health, who discusses how one major health system is taking a hard look at its treatment protocols, thereby improving quality outcomes and decreasing health care costs.