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The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on many things … good and bad … in our country

Oct 9, 2020
The good — our society clearly recognizes the vital role our hospitals and health systems play in our nation’s critical infrastructure and how important they are to our communities’ health and safety. The bad — we have seen an increase in the frequency, severity and sophistication of cyberattacks targeting hospitals and health systems.

Chair File: The Growth of Telehealth during COVID-19 and What it Means for the Future

Jun 29, 2020
“I just can’t imagine going back because people recognize the value of this.” That’s what Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma said recently about the increased use of telehealth, signaling that doctoring from a distance — which has shown itself to be a lifesaving tool during the COVID-19 pandemic — could be here to stay. 

Perspective: Regulatory and Legislative Actions Needed to Support Better Care

Jun 26, 2020
Expanding access to telehealth services to provide much more patient-centered, convenient care. Creating additional health care workforce capacity and avoiding workforce shortages. Removing barriers for patients and communities to access needed care.

Chair File: Telehealth’s Role in the Battle Against COVID-19

Apr 13, 2020
As our nation’s caregivers remain courageously entrenched in the battle against COVID-19, AHA is working to ensure that telehealth is realizing its potential as one of the most powerful health care tools in the arsenal.

Chair File: Cybersecurity Tips for Keeping Patients Safe in Response to COVID-19

Mar 23, 2020
The heroic, nonstop work of our nation’s hospitals and health systems, physicians, caregivers and staff continues across the country, as care teams race to treat patients affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and make every effort to contain its spread.

Four ways to mitigate COVID-19 cyber risks

Mar 19, 2020
As COVID-19 progresses, cyber criminals seek to exploit health care infrastructure.

Top takeaways from AHA Physician Leadership Circle in 2019

Dec 17, 2019
The AHA Physician Alliance regularly convenes senior physician executives for high-level conversations on the issues keeping them up at night. AHA Chief Medical Officer Jay Bhatt, D.O., and AHA Physician Alliance Vice President Elisa Arespacochaga share highlights from 2019. Read more

Will AI replace humans in health care? Not likely, but here’s how to talk to your staff about it

Dec 5, 2019
Artificial intelligence can empower employees, not take their jobs, writes Lindsey Dunn Burgstahler, vice president of programming and market intelligence at the AHA Center for Health Innovation.

The Value Initiative turns two

Dec 3, 2019
In this AHA Stat Blog, Priya Bathija, vice president of AHA’s The Value Initiative, shares how The Value Initiative has progressed in its first two years and announces its new effort to encourage hospitals and health systems to take their work from paper to action.

Five takeaways on value from HLTH conference

Nov 19, 2019
Value was mentioned in nearly every conversation I joined.