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

Apr 15, 2021

SACRED Birth study’s survey tool called a Patient Reported Experience Measure of OBstetric racism©, also known as the PREM-OB Scale, is designed to capture patient experiences during labor, birth, and postpartum and identify obstetric racism in hospital settings. In this podcast, Priya Bathija, Vice President of AHA’s Strategic Initiatives speaks with Dr. Karen Scott, M.D., MPH, FACOG, Associate Professor, OB/GYN Hospitalist, and Applied Epidemiologist, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences and Humanities & Social Sciences, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco to learn about ways we can identify obstetric racism in an effort to achieve maternal health equity.



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Apr 14, 2021

Experts discuss ‘long-haul’ COVID-19 patients and the role of hospitals. Jim Prister, president and CEO of RML Specialty Hospital in Chicago, AHA Board of Directors member and chair of the AHA’s post-acute care steering committee, and John Votto, D.O., a pulmonologist and former CEO of the Hospital for Special Care in New Britain, Conn., discuss the experiences of individuals who no longer have the active COVID-19 virus, but still have complex symptoms caused by it.


 

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Apr 8, 2021

Dr. Hochman was joined in March by Alvin Hoover, CEO of King’s Daughters Medical Center in Brookhaven, Miss., who is serving on the front lines of rural health care.

The conversation covered how KDMC, an independent rural hospital with about 75% of its patients covered by either Medicare or Medicaid, has responded to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, including vaccine equity in the race to get shots in arms. Alvin also talked about sustainable ways to meet community needs in the near and long term, including how rural hospitals are

 


 

Apr 7, 2021

Throughout the COVID-19 hospitals and health systems have been forging new partnerships with stakeholders to ensure ongoing care for their patients, health care workers and communities. To highlight these efforts, AHA has launched a new series of resources called Joining Hands for Greater Impact.

In this first podcast series, AHA’s Priya Bathija talks with leaders from Henry Ford Health System and the Islamic Center of America about their collaboration to increase vaccinations in the Muslim community around Detroit. Learn about the cultural and logistic considerations the partners took into account in order to make their efforts successful.

This content was funded in part by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (grant number CK20-2003). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this resource do not necessarily represent the policy of CDC or HHS, and should not be considered an endorsement by the Federal Government.


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Mar 31, 2021

Texas Health Resources faced a long-standing problem of addressing process and documentation breakdowns in clinical documentation, denials management and coding. On this Advancing Health podcast, David Salsberry, chief revenue officer of Texas Health Resources, discusses how the system formed a collaborative team of leaders to bridge these performance gaps. This podcast is sponsored by Protiviti.


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Latest

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.
Apr 3, 2019
In this podcast, two Midland Memorial Hospital executives discuss how the system creates value through higher patient experience scores, lower labor costs, less overtime and higher nurse satisfaction scores.
Apr 1, 2019
Civica Rx is the brainchild of hospitals and health systems that formed a collaborative to hold down the spiraling costs of essential generic drugs. How is the plan working out? Civica Rx President and CEO Martin VanTrieste shares an update on the organization’s efforts on a new AHA Advancing Health podcast.
Mar 21, 2019
In this Advancing Health podcast, Saint Anthony Hospital’s Dr. Arturo Carrillo, manager of the community wellness program and Patrick Brosnan, executive director of Brighton Park Neighborhood Council discuss the work of the Collaborative for Community Wellness and how this work is advancing the health of communities.
Mar 11, 2019
In this Chairman's File podcast, AHA Chairman Brian Gragnolati discusses the rise in health care consumerism with an expert panel moderated by Priya Bathija, vice president of AHA’s The Value Initiative. The panel was hosted in conjunction with the South by Southwest Festival.
Jan 27, 2019
In this inaugural Advancing Health podcast, you’ll hear AHA Chair Brian Gragnolati discuss affordability and value with Maryjane Wurth, AHA executive vice president, and Priya Bathija, vice president of The AHA Value Initiative.
Jan 25, 2019
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.