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 21, 2021

On this AHA Advancing Health podcast, John Riggi, AHA senior advisor for cybersecurity and risk, speaks with his former FBI colleague Mike Orlando, acting director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center. During their discussion, Orlando and Riggi warn and advise America’s hospitals about the latest cyber and counterintelligence threats, which have increased in frequency, complexity and severity and accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic.


 

Jul 7, 2021

Hospitals and health systems have frequently been the target of high-impact ransomware attacks. In this podcast, John Riggi, AHA senior advisor for cybersecurity and risk advisory services, speaks with John Delano, regional chief information officer at AdventHealth, and Michael Hamilton, chief information security officer at Critical Insight, to unravel the complexities of cyber threats facing the field and the many cybersecurity solutions available to help hospitals and health systems protect themselves and their patients. This podcast is sponsored by Critical Insight, an AHA Preferred Cybersecurity Provider.

AHA, through its affiliated investment funds, has financial interest in sponsoring organization by virtue of its investments in such third-parties. Further, the AHA does not endorse, approve, certify, or control sponsoring organization, organization website and organization materials and does not warrant, guarantee or make any representations or warranties regarding the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, timeliness, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose of any solution being offered by sponsoring organization, including any content/data presented in program materials.


 

Jun 30, 2021

In this podcast, moderated by AHA’s Julia Resnick, senior program manager for strategic initiatives, Libby Hoy, founder and CEO of Patient Family Centered Care Partners and Connie Montgomery, a member of the Medical University of South Carolina’s patient family advisory council discuss their experiences engaging with and advocating for patients and families throughout the pandemic.

This podcast was funded in part by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 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.


 

Jun 23, 2021

Columbus, Ohio-based Mount Carmel Health System goes beyond the walls of its hospital to serve its community and patients through programs such as Street Medicine, which provides free urgent medical care to underinsured or uninsured individuals. Hear from Mount Carmel’s Brian Pierson, vice president of community health and well-being, and Lisa Wahoff, R.N., who also talk about the importance of the 340B Drug Pricing Program and how it allows the health system to provide important community services and programs.


 

Jun 17, 2021

On this podcast AHA offers part two of two podcasts on rebuilding maternity services at a critical access hospital. Cristen Page, M.D., executive dean of UNC School of Medicine and Jeff Strickler, CEO of Chatham Hospital UNC Health Care, Siler City discuss the business case and how the plan was fulfilled to reintroduce safe and sustainable maternity services. You may listen to Part 1 here.


 

Latest

Nov 12, 2020
Adam Myers, M.D., population health chief at Cleveland Clinic, talks with Nancy Foster, AHA vice president for quality and patient safety, about preventing flu and treating chronic diseases during
Nov 10, 2020
The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals last year ruled the ACA’s individual mandate unconstitutional and sent the case back to the district court in Texas for the judge to determine which of the law's provisions could survive without the mandate. The U.S. Supreme Court today heard oral argument in the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act. For more on the oral argument, tune in to this AHA podcast with Sean Marotta and AHA General Counsel Melinda Hatton.
Nov 10, 2020
David Zaas, M.D., chief clinical officer for MUSC Health in South Carolina and CEO of its Charleston Division, talks with Nancy Foster, AHA vice president for quality and patient safety, about strategies and tools to address burnout as health care professionals continue to care for COVID-19 patients.
Nov 5, 2020
In this conversation, Darren Henson, Director of Operations with the AHA’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity, speaks with Laura Vail, Director, Health Equity at Cone Health and Dr. Alvin Powell, Chief Health Equity Officer at Cone Health.
Oct 28, 2020
In this conversation, Elisa Arespacochaga, vice president of the AHA’s Physician Alliance and interim executive lead for the AHA’s Institute for Diversity an Health Equity, talks with Essa Mohamed,
Oct 22, 2020
Joining us for part 4 of the podcast series is Priya Bathija, vice president of Strategic Initiatives at the AHA, in conversation with Dr. Michael Suk, Chief Physician Officer, Geisinger System Services, and Chair of Musculoskeletal Institute & Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Geisinger Health; and Dr. Brooke Buckley, Chief Medical Officer at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital.
Oct 21, 2020
In this conversation, Elisa Arespacochaga, vice president of the AHA’s Physician Alliance and interim executive lead for the AHA’s Institute for Diversity an Health Equity, talks with Rita Carreon, deputy vice president for health, UnidosUS, about health inequities in Latinx communities with a focus on COVID-19 and the upcoming flu season.
Oct 16, 2020
The fifth in the series featured Dr. Estes talking with Dr. Kimberlydawn Wisdom, Senior Vice President of Community Health & Equity and Chief Wellness & Diversity Officer at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit and Michigan's First Surgeon General about health equity.
Oct 16, 2020
Access to potentially life-saving mammograms is more difficult for women who face with social determinants of health such as low-income, lack of transportation or the inability to take time off from work.