The 340B Drug Savings Program provides eligible providers, many of which are hospitals, with resources to maintain vital services in their communities and to provide additional services to their patients. A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine alleges that the 340B program does not expand access to care to low-income populations or improve their mortality rates, while driving hospital/physician consolidation.
Feb 5, 2018 by Tom Nickels
Feb 1, 2018 by Jay Bhatt
Vulnerable patient populations, including the poor, uninsured and those with multiple chronic conditions, have complex health needs exacerbated by social determinants such as food insecurity, unstable housing and lack of transportation.
Feb 1, 2018
Traditionally the month for lovers and all things heart related, February also reminds us to take care of our heart. It is American Heart Month.
Jan 29, 2018 by Nancy Agee
Before we can help others, hospital workers must be healthy themselves—which is why hospitals monitor for sick health care workers and adhere to hand hygiene practices and droplet precautions.
Jan 26, 2018 by Rick Pollack
The AHA Physician Alliance provides new resources and services to support a common language and shared leadership among all health care leaders.
Jan 23, 2018 by Rick Pollack
When hospital and health system leaders from across the nation come to the 2018 AHA Annual Membership Meeting, May 6-9, in Washington, D.C., they will make their voices heard on Capitol Hill.
Jan 22, 2018 by Nancy Agee
Let's resolve to take the lead in our health and well-being.
Jan 17, 2018
Prescription drug prices are out of control. The average annual cost for one specialty medication to treat a chronic condition is now more than what most families earn in a year. Big Pharma could solve the problem by committing to more rational and sustainable pricing models.
Jan 16, 2018 by Rick Pollack
Charity care spending flat among top hospitals (January 6, 2018) gives readers an inaccurate and incomplete picture of
Jan 16, 2018
We talk a lot about how health insurance coverage improves people’s health and increases their financial security. But health coverage also seems to help fight crime.