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May 17, 2019 by Aaron Wesolowski
Last week, researchers at RAND released a study that made broad claims about the prices that private insurers pay hospitals. The RAND authors relied on severely limited data and questionable assumptions to draw far-reaching conclusions about the way hospitals are paid for patient care.
May 17, 2019 by Rick Pollack
When the many vulnerable members of society need care, they often turn to their local hospital or health system.
May 15, 2019 by Ashley Thompson
Drug companies are at it again. And their latest effort to divert the focus from the huge profits they pocket as drug prices rise is just as disingenuous as all of their previous attempts.
May 15, 2019 by Melinda Hatton
Earlier this week, Politico published cherry-picked metrics from the recently released Moody’s Preliminary Medians for not-for-profit and public hospitals.
May 13, 2019 by Brian Gragnolati
Our hospitals and health systems are exceptional because the 6.2 million women and men who deliver care within them never lose sight of the core truth: Health care is people taking care of people.
May 10, 2019 by Rick Pollack
Advancing health in America isn’t just about expanding access to care — it’s also about reaching people who need it. We all have to do our part to end human trafficking and help the victims who are suffering because of it.
May 7, 2019 by Robyn Begley
During National Nurses Week, Robyn Begley, AHA Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer and CEO of AHA’s American Organization of Nurse Executives, talks about how from the bedside to the C-suite to the boardroom, nurses are critical partners in leading the transformation of health care across the care continuum.
May 7, 2019 by Elisa Arespacochaga
In this AHA Stat blog post, Elisa Arespacochaga, vice president of the AHA Physician Alliance, highlights strategies from four female physicians who participate in the Women’s Wellness through Equity and Leadership Grant Program on how to address burnout professionally and personally.
May 6, 2019 by Brian Gragnolati
More than three-quarters of U.S. hospitals offer patients the ability to connect with caregivers at a distance, ensuring that care is delivered at the right time.