AHA Stat Blog


Sep 18, 2020 by Rick Pollack
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will withdraw its Medicaid fiscal accountability proposed rule from its regulatory agenda.
Sep 17, 2020 by Elisa Arespacochaga
The COVID-19 pandemic makes working in health care especially exhausting both physically and mentally. These front-line care workers face putting their families and colleagues at risk for exposure to the virus, working extended shift hours and confronting an unimaginable death toll.
Sep 16, 2020 by Aaron Wesolowski
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.
Sep 14, 2020 by Rick Pollack
Americans everywhere have watched with increasing dismay and alarm as 94 major wildfires continue to incinerate wide swaths of our beautiful Western states. As of this writing, the infernos — which are most heavily concentrated in California, Washington, Oregon and Idaho — have scorched nearly 5 million acres, an area approximately the size of Connecticut and Rhode Island combined.
Sep 14, 2020 by Melinda L. Estes, M.D.
Flu season soon will be upon us. And this year, it will take place in the middle of our ongoing battle against COVID-19.
Sep 11, 2020 by Rick Pollack
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. 
Sep 9, 2020 by Priya Bathija
The gift of a new life shouldn’t come at the expense of an existing one. Yet every year, more than 700 women die from pregnancy- and delivery-related complications. Another 50,000 women suffer severe health problems related to pregnancy. And, these complications are disproportionately affecting Black and American Indian/Alaska Native women.
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.
Sep 3, 2020 by Rick Pollack
For the last several months, disturbing and unproven theories have gained traction – mostly on social media – about the death count for COVID-19.
Aug 28, 2020 by Rick Pollack
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.