AHA Stat Blog


May 3, 2019 by Rick Pollack
Investing in our country’s health infrastructure is the right move to make.
May 1, 2019 by Tom Nickels
A recent Health Affairs blog post (April 19) on hospital price transparency argues that chargemaster data can be confusing to consumers. We agree, and have encouraged the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to focus, instead, on the information that really matters to patients – expected out-of-pocket costs.
May 1, 2019
In part one of this two-part blog series, AHA Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Jay Bhatt, D.O., discusses how AHA’s 2019 Innovation Challenge directs bold new thinking to urgent problems. Applications for the challenge are open through May 24. Read more and watch for part two tomorrow.
Apr 30, 2019 by Priya Bathija
In this AHA Stat Blog, Priya Bathija, vice president of AHA’s The Value Initiative, writes that, while high-tech innovations are significant, we must not forget about affordable alternatives that are within easy reach. She shares examples of these types of solutions developed by hospitals and health systems.
Apr 29, 2019 by Brian Gragnolati
In my experience, health care is a team sport.  Patient outcomes and experiences improve when caregivers are expert communicators – trained on best practices for interaction not only with patients, but also with one another.  
Apr 26, 2019 by Rick Pollack
With our Better Health for Mothers and Babies initiative, America’s hospitals and health systems are enhancing our commitment to improving maternal health.
Apr 22, 2019 by Brian Gragnolati
There is no doubt that enhanced convenience and customer service is where health care is headed.
Apr 19, 2019 by Rick Pollack
AONL is leading the nursing leadership field forward, and the AHA will keep working to support them so that, together, we can advance health in America.
Apr 18, 2019 by Kimberlydawn Wisdom
We must address the racial, ethnic and socioeconomic disparities that increase the risk of negative perinatal outcomes for women of color.
Apr 17, 2019 by Maryjane Wurth
AHA Executive Vice President Maryjane Wurth previews AHA’s Team Training Conference, where different interdisciplinary groups from diverse health care settings come together to fundamentally change the future of team-based health care.