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

Feb 26, 2020
On this Advancing Health podcast, AHA’s Akin Demehin, director of policy, speaks to Colleen Kraft, M.D., associate professor in the Department of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases at Emory U
Feb 20, 2020
On this Advancing Health podcast from AHA’s Hospitals Against Violence initiative, Megan Ranney, M.D., co-founder and chief research officer of AFFIRM, talks about the importance of research and a public health approach to help end firearm violence.
Feb 20, 2020
On this podcast, Jay Bhatt, D.O., AHA senior vice president and chief medical officer, and Andy Shin, chief operating officer of the AHA Center for Health Innovation, discuss major trends for 2020 and beyond as health care organizations build teams to advance clinical care and drive innovation.
Feb 19, 2020
In this series of three AHA Advancing Health podcasts, Elisa Arespacochaga, vice president of AHA’s Physician Alliance, hears stories from Laura Crooks, CEO of Children’s V
Feb 18, 2020
On this AHA Advancing Health podcast, Jay Bhatt, D.O., AHA senior vice president and chief medical officer, and Maurice Jones, president and CEO of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, discus
Feb 5, 2020
In this AHA Advancing Health podcast, Nancy Myers, AHA vice president of leadership and system innovation, speaks with health care leaders from Washington state and Ohio to discuss the results of community collaboratives with public health departments, hospitals and health systems, and other organizations.
Jan 29, 2020
In this AHA Advancing Health podcast, Elisa Arespacochaga, vice president of the AHA Physician Alliance, talks with Benjamin Anderson, former CEO of Kearny County Hospital in Lakin, Kan., about how his hospital took a chance on an unorthodox approach to recruit physicians, including offering four-day work weeks and limited on-call commitment.
Jan 22, 2020
In this AHA Advancing Health podcast, Nancy Myers, AHA vice president of leadership and system innovation, leads a discussion with health care leaders from Washington and Ohio.
Jan 17, 2020
John Riggi, Senior Advisor of Cybersecurity and Risk Advi
Jan 15, 2020
In this AHA Advancing Health podcast, John Supplitt, senior director of AHA Rural Health Services, talks to Rachelle Schultz, CEO of Winona Health, about clinicians using artificial intelligence to