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Perspective: Protecting patients from surprise bills

Jun 14, 2019
Surprise billing has no place in health care and America’s hospitals and health systems are committed to protecting patients from this unfair practice.
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How hospital and health system leaders are finding value with true collaboration

Jun 4, 2019
In this AHA Stat Blog, Priya Bathija, vice president of AHA’s The Value Initiative, shares how hospitals and health systems are partnering with a range of stakeholders to compare best-practices, learn more about patients and address the social determinants of health, as evidenced during a recent AHA Executive Forum event.
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Chairman’s File: Focusing on Improving Community Health 

Jun 3, 2019
Hospitals and health systems foster the development of healthy life all around them.  They are caregivers foremost – working tirelessly to advance the cause of good health for patients and communities. They are economic anchors – providing jobs and partnering with businesses to bolster the local economy. And they are researchers and bridge-builders – meeting the health needs of their surrounding communities by working closely with traditional and non-traditional partners. 
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Four keys to applying quality performance tools and tackling social determinants of health

Mar 28, 2019
The AHA Physician Alliance conducts regular Questions with Clinician Leaders podcast featuring physicians across the country sharing their views on key issues. This month’s focus is on addressing social determinants of health (SDoH), an effort fundamental to the Care Well value of the Alliance. Below are four keys to addressing SDoH using skills and resources your organization already has. 
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Chairman’s file podcast: Must-have capabilities for tomorrow’s health care leaders

Mar 11, 2019
I was pleased to take part in a robust discussion about new leadership competencies last week in conjunction with the South by Southwest Festival.
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Chairman’s File: Trustees as Partners in Improving Community Health

Feb 25, 2019
Get the ball rolling today by starting a conversation with your board about your vision, role and purpose in the community.
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AHA releases virtual expedition to help clinicians and organizations address social determinants of health

Feb 21, 2019
AHA Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President Jay Bhatt, D.O., shares information on a new resource from AHA’s Physician Alliance to help frontline staff and their leadership teams tackle the social determinants of health.
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Attend the March 19-21 ACHI conference to learn strategies to advance well-being and health equity for individuals and communities

Feb 12, 2019
AHA’s Association for Community Health Improvement’s annual conference is a chance for health care leaders to shape population health and equity initiatives from the ground up.
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Perspective: Ensuring patients know what they’ll pay for care

Feb 8, 2019
The last thing a patient should worry about in a health crisis is an unanticipated medical bill that unintentionally impacts their out-of-pocket costs … and undermines the trust and confidence that patients have in their caregivers.