AHA Stat Blog


Mar 27, 2020 by Rick Pollack
The COVID-19 pandemic is threatening our country and straining many hospitals and health systems — and their team members — like never before. We have an awesome responsibility in this national crisis … and our field is stepping up, just as we always do.
Mar 23, 2020 by Melinda L. Estes, M.D.
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.
Mar 20, 2020 by Rick Pollack
AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack provides perspective on how our country's frontline health care providers are responding to the coronavirus pandemic.
Mar 19, 2020 by John Riggi
As COVID-19 progresses, cyber criminals seek to exploit health care infrastructure.
Mar 16, 2020 by Melinda L. Estes, M.D.
As our nation’s strategy to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, hospitals and health systems remain on the front lines of this outbreak. 
Mar 13, 2020 by Rick Pollack
AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack provides perspective on the state of hospital preparedness in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Mar 10, 2020 by Mital Patel
Accelerating investment in physician practices by nontraditional players offers hospitals and health systems opportunities to develop thoughtful, targeted physician alignment strategies, writes Mital Patel, senior director, market research and intelligence, at the AHA Center for Health Innovation.
Mar 9, 2020 by Melinda L. Estes, M.D.
Hospitals and health systems are working to address their patients’ social needs and the broader social determinants of health in the communities they serve. This includes societal and environmental conditions such as food, housing, transportation, education, violence, social support, health behaviors and employment. 
Mar 6, 2020 by Rick Pollack
Health care is a team sport. Patients benefit when health care teams work together to enhance care coordination. This has taken on an even greater urgency as our country prepares for and responds to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. 
Mar 2, 2020 by Kenneth Kaufman, Chair, Kaufman Hall
In this guest blog, Kenneth Kaufman, chair of Kaufman Hall, looks at the Federal Trade Commission’s recent move to stop the proposed merger of Philadelphia-based Jefferson Health and Einstein Healthcare Network.