AHA Stat Blog


Jul 17, 2019 by Ashley Thompson
A recent American Enterprise Institute blog on hospital prices fails to capture the full story on how hospitals and health systems have slowed price growth.
Jul 16, 2019 by Jay Bhatt
In this AHA Stat Blog, Jay Bhatt, senior vice president and chief medical officer of the AHA, looks at last year’s Innovation Challenge winners and how they have helped make an impact in their communities.
Jul 15, 2019 by Brian Gragnolati
Hospitals and health systems are tackling affordability head on. AHA’s The Value Initiative has been leading the charge — developing new resources, sharing best practices and convening inclusive forums to explore the best path forward.
Jul 12, 2019 by Rick Pollack
America’s hospitals and health systems are committed to improving post-acute care — and patient outcomes — while ensuring changes to the system have the patients’ best interests in mind.
Jul 10, 2019 by Sean Marotta
Elrod at the end called the appeal a “very complex case,” and so predictions are even harder than usual. There is no deadline for the court’s decision.
Jul 8, 2019 by Brian Gragnolati
AHA resources can help care teams — and their patients — move beyond the awkwardness to engage in honest communication that can transform lives.
Jul 3, 2019 by Rick Pollack
To all our hospital and health system leaders: Thank you for encouraging innovation among your teams…nurturing big dreams for our field…and working tirelessly to advance health in America.
Jul 2, 2019 by Joy Lewis
AHA staff recently visited two rural hospitals to see and hear firsthand how leaders are engaging in innovative practices to increase accessibility and affordability for their communities.
Jul 2, 2019 by Priya Bathija
In this AHA Stat Blog, Priya Bathija, vice president of AHA’s The Value Initiative, shares how screening for social needs can help hospitals and health systems improve population health and offers tips to make your program more robust.
Jul 2, 2019 by Jay Bhatt, by Melissa Mannon
Women in rural areas face unique maternal health care challenges, including hospital closures or lack of obstetric services. In this AHA Stat Blog, Jay Bhatt, D.O., senior vice president and chief medical officer of the AHA, and Melissa Mannon, AHA associate director of policy development, discuss priorities to improve maternal health services identified at a recent Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services forum.