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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.

Hospital price growth remains in check, cherry-picked claims do not

Sep 16, 2020
An all-too-common activity among some researchers is cherry picking data to support pre-conceived arguments. One of these false narratives is that hospitals and health systems are uniquely responsible for increased health care prices. But an examination of comprehensive data tell a different story.

Perspective: Never Forget … Always There Ready to Care

Sep 11, 2020
This morning, like most mornings, I looked at a picture outside of my office that was taken on Sept. 11, 2001. The picture shows doctors, nurses, administrators and other caregivers standing outside the emergency department of my local community hospital in Arlington, Va., waiting to treat victims of the attack at the Pentagon. 

Blog: The health care supply chain before and in the midst of COVID-19

Sep 9, 2020
Months into the COVID-19 pandemic, the health care supply chain remains strained due to the high demand for personal protective equipment. In this blog Q&A, Mike Schiller, senior director of supply chains for the Association for Health Care Resource and Materials Management, discusses the past, present and future state of the health care supply chain during the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency.

Perspective: We Care and We Must Vote

Aug 28, 2020
A century ago, nominating a presidential ticket during political conventions was an arduous marathon. The Democrats opened their convention with 14 names in serious contention, while the Republicans had to whittle down their list from a dozen hopefuls.  

Perspective: Time to Focus on the Road Ahead

Aug 14, 2020
There is yet no peace treaty or declaration of surrender in our own war with COVID-19, but we too must look ahead and start planning for what health care should look like in a post-pandemic world.

Perspective: Making the Pitch for More COVID-19 Relief

Aug 7, 2020
A divided Congress. A lapsed deadline to pass important legislation. And uncertainty about how the situation will end.

Perspective: It’s Time to Take Our Shot on COVID-19 Relief

Jul 31, 2020
There’s a poignant moment in Hamilton: An American Musical in which a despondent George Washington laments the long odds of his revolution, “a powder keg about to explode” unless he receives an immediate infusion of the supplies and reinforcements he was initially promised at the war’s start.

Chair File: Finding Joy in the Work and Mission

Jul 20, 2020
In 2016, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and former Archbishop Desmond Tutu spent one week together in deep discussion about joy. How to obtain it and hold on to it in a changing and often chaotic world.