AHA Stat Blog


Aug 23, 2019 by Rick Pollack
Chronic diseases affect 133 million Americans of all ages, including 12 million adults and 400,000 children who have serious illnesses. By 2025, nearly half the population will have one or more chronic conditions.
Aug 22, 2019 by Priya Bathija
In this AHA Stat Blog, Priya Bathija, vice president of AHA’s The Value Initiative, discusses manageable ways hospitals and health systems can become consumer-focused.
Aug 20, 2019 by Jim Prister
Policymakers should provide a stable environment for post-acute care providers to implement existing reforms and evaluate their impact, writes Jim Prister, CEO of RML Specialty Hospital in Hinsdale, Ill., and chair of the AHA’s Post-acute Care Steering Committee.
Aug 19, 2019 by Brian Gragnolati
When invited to play a larger role in their own care, many patients welcome the chance — and results show that patient engagement, in turn, improves outcomes.
Aug 16, 2019 by Rick Pollack
Two weeks ago, I wrote about the important role AHA member hospitals and he
Aug 15, 2019 by Tom Nickels
UnitedHealth Group’s brief on hospital prices uses cherry-picked data and omits important facts to paint a misleading picture.
Aug 12, 2019 by Brian Gragnolati
Often quietly and out of the public eye, the vital work of advancing health in America happens on many fronts.
Aug 9, 2019
What do New York-Presbyterian, Henry Ford Health System of Detroit, and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles all have in common?  
Aug 5, 2019 by Brian Gragnolati
Like all Americans, we watched with shock and heavy hearts as news came in this weekend of the tragic events in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.
Aug 2, 2019 by Rick Pollack
Thomas Jefferson once said: “We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.”