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

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. 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.

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 demanding health care environments and strategies to reduce burnout.

Jun 24, 2019

Today’s health care consumers value convenience as a major influence in their decision-making about their care. Hospitals and health systems have responded by greatly increasing access, bringing care services to outreach clinics, homes, and other venues that meet patients where they are. 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. Guests include Julia Resnick, senior program manager, AHA; Carisa Bugler, director of operations, New Ulm Medical Center; and two others from the partnership.

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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.
May 29, 2019
(Podcast) Shelly Rivello, director of integrated care at J.C. Blair Health System in Huntington, Pa., and Carrie Henning-Smith, assistant professor and deputy director of the University of Minnesota’s Rural Health Research Center in Minneapolis, discuss innovative models and evidence-based practices to increase access to behavioral health care and integrate mental health services into primary care. 
May 29, 2019
On May 9, 2019, The Value Initiative hosted an AHA Executive Forum in Atlanta where hospital and health system leaders shared insights and explored opportunities to address value and affordability in health care. While the forum explored a variety of topics, one theme resonated throughout the day – collaboration.
May 22, 2019
In this podcast, Nancy Myers, AHA’s Vice President of Leadership and System Innovation, talks about how AHA is framing its population health work to support the field and providing new tools and resources that identify common elements in a successful approach.
May 8, 2019
In the third and final installment of the Healthy, Equitable and Resilient Communities podcast series, we feature Saint Anthony Hospital’s Collaborative for Community Wellness, a Chicago-based collaborative comprised of 22 community-based organizations.
May 8, 2019
In this Advancing Health podcast, Jay Bhatt, senior vice president and chief medical officer for the American Hospital Association speaks with Rear Admiral Wanda Barfield, the director of the division of reproductive health for the CDC.
May 1, 2019
In this Advancing Health podcast, Dr. Daniel Duhigg, medical director for addiction services at Presbyterian Healthcare Services, discusses the integrated health system's approach to improving outcomes for patients, families and members affected by substance use disorders.
Apr 24, 2019
In this podcast, AHA’s Dr. Jay Bhatt speaks with Parkview Health president Ben Miles about his organization’s approach to treating opioid use disorders - and why peer support and encouragement can be such an effective tool in the battle against addiction.
Apr 17, 2019
Hear the second installment of the Healthy, Equitable, and Resilient Communities podcast series, which highlights member hospitals and UnidosUS affiliates working together to address disparities, violence and trauma.
Apr 17, 2019
The latest Advancing Health podcast from the AHA features Dr. Stephen Patrick, an attending neonatologist at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and director of the Vanderbilt Center for Child Health Policy, who shares how his system is working to improve outcomes for opioid-exposed infants and women with substance-use disorders and reduced NAS infant’s LOS.