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Mar 2, 2020 by Melinda L. Estes, M.D.
America’s health care providers are no strangers to challenges. Time and again, we have overcome complex, difficult and daunting situations by using innovative approaches that have vastly improved patients’ lives.
Feb 28, 2020 by Rick Pollack
AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack outlines the steps hospitals are taking to prepare for the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Feb 27, 2020 by Nancy A. Myers
Smoking, diabetes and hospital readmission rates fall and exercising and healthy eating increases in communities where hospitals and health systems use effective strategies to encourage healthy behavior changes, writes Nancy Myers, vice president of leadership and system innovation at the AHA Center for Health Innovation.
Feb 24, 2020 by Melinda L. Estes, M.D.
One of our field’s greatest strengths is not only our ability to innovate, but also our willingness to share our efforts so we can learn from each other to advance patient health.
Feb 21, 2020 by Rick Pollack
AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack discusses the organization's upcoming events including the AHA Annual Membership Meeting and the AHA Leadership Celebration.
Feb 19, 2020 by Jay Bhatt, D.O., by Andy Shin
In this podcast, Jay Bhatt, AHA chief medical officer, and Andy Shin, chief operating officer of the AHA Center for Health Innovation, discuss major trends for 2020 and beyond as health care organizations build teams to advance clinical care and drive innovation.
Feb 18, 2020
AHA General Counsel Melinda Hatton responds to a research letter on charity care published JAMA Internal Medicine.
Feb 14, 2020 by Rick Pollack
AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack discusses the current state of surprise medical billing legislation and the challenges that remain ahead before any proposals are finalized.
Feb 13, 2020 by Shannon Guzman
The AARP’s Livability Index acts as a useful tool for health care organizations and communities working on innovative, place-based solutions that improve health outcomes for all, writes Shannon Guzman, senior strategic policy advisor at the AARP Public Policy Institute.
Feb 10, 2020 by Melinda L. Estes, M.D.
When physicians bring those same clinical skills and perspectives into leadership roles, it often leads to healthier patients and thriving hospitals and health systems. With that in mind, two years ago the AHA launched its AHA Physician Alliance to help hospitals more effectively partner with physicians.