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

Aug 14, 2020
Dr. Estes will talk with Harsh K. Trivedi, M.D., president and CEO of Baltimore-based Sheppard Pratt, to discuss COVID-19’s impact on behavioral health trends and services in the U.S.
Aug 12, 2020
COVID-19 has prompted many changes in the way hospitals manage and care for their patients. As hospitals across the nation deal with the ebb and flow of COVID-19 patients and shortages of ICU beds, North Carolina’s Atrium Health has found a promising solution to increasing their inpatient capacity. Elisa Arespacochaga,
Aug 6, 2020
In this continued discussion, 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 Juana Slade and Anton Gunn about their efforts to learn more about the patients they are serving through REAL data collection, stratification and utilization.
Aug 6, 2020
Improving the health of an entire community involves many touchpoints, including long-term efforts to change the social and environmental factors that impact health. In today’s podcast, Julia Resnick, senior program manager for The Value Initiative at AHA, explores the secrets to TCI’s success with Jaime Dircksen, vice president of community health and well-being for Trinity Health.
Aug 5, 2020
Patient safety has always been the number one priority for hospitals and health care providers, and COVID-19 has not changed that one bit. In fact, the safety protocols put into place for patients, families, care providers and staff since the pandemic’s onset are the most stringent they’ve ever been. Today, we hear from Dr. Amy Compton-Phillips, Chief Clinical Officer of the Providence health system.
Jul 30, 2020
In this podcast, Julia Resnick, senior program manager for The Value Initiative, speaks with Shannon Sale, chief strategy officer at Grady Health System in Atlanta, about how they're using artificial intelligence and predictive analytics to improve their population health strategy.
Jul 30, 2020
July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. In this conversation, Lisa Hinton, Senior Health Equity and Value specialist with the AHA’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity, speaks with a faith-based organization leader and two health care experts on ways they are broadening their health system’s approaches to improving community access to mental and behavioral health services in the Greater Bronzeville neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side.
Jul 29, 2020
On this Advancing Health podcast, Joy Lewis, AHA vice president for strategic policy planning, and Allen Smart, principal at Winston-Salem, N.C.-based PhilanthropywoRx, discuss the imperative for r
Jul 29, 2020
In this podcast, Nancy Foster, Vice President for Quality and Patient Safety Policy at the AHA, is joined by Paul Skolnik, chair of medicine and an infectious disease specialist at Carillion Clinic
Jul 27, 2020
Congresswomen Lauren Underwood and Alma Adams launched the Black Maternal Health Caucus to address one of the most urgent crises in the United States today. In this podcast, Priscilla Ross, se