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

Jun 4, 2020

In this podcast, Nancy Myers, vice president of leadership and system innovation at the AHA interviews, Nancy Combs, Henry Ford Health System’s director of community health integration.


 

May 28, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about new challenges for health care providers including the way teams communicate and work together. In this first of a two-part podcast, Elisa Arespacochaga, vice president, AHA Physician Alliance, sits down with two senior leaders from New York City-based Medisys Health Network to discuss how their clinical and administrative leaders are working together to lead their teams through this crisis.


 

May 28, 2020

In the second of this two-part podcast, Elisa Arespacochaga, vice president, AHA Physician Alliance, speaks with leaders at Henry Ford Health System discussing learnings and experiences as a result of COVID, specifically taking a look at the role of collaboration between clinical and administrative leaders to enable teams to be more effective together.


 

May 27, 2020

Parkview Health’s efforts to improve the physical environment, engage its clinical staff and increase training contributed to improved patient perception and a decrease in reported workplace violence. Learn from Parkview Health’s leadership on how this culture shift created compassionate connections between the workforce and improved safety for patients.


 

May 19, 2020

While workforce challenges are significant, there are many opportunities available to hospitals and health systems to improve care, motivate and re-skill staff, and modernize processes and business models that reflect the shift toward providing the right care, at the right time, in the right setting.

To develop actionable solutions, the AHA launched the Changing Workforce Task Force in the fall of 2019. The Task Force is charged with developing bold, new ideas to advance strategic thought leadership on the future of the health care workforce. The chair of the Task Force is Cathy Jacobson, president and CEO of Froedtert Health in Milwaukee, WI.

View the AHA Strategic Policy Planning: The Changing Workforce Task Force Infographic.


Latest

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 Chal
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.
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 a
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 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