AHA Stat Blog


Aug 13, 2018 by Nancy Agee
St. Louis Children’s Hospital launched the Healthy Kids Express Asthma Program in 2009 to address the number 1 diagnosis in the St. Louis public school district and number 1 reason for students missing school.
Aug 10, 2018
Every site of care is not the same – they don’t all offer the same level of care or have the ability to treat the same types of patients.
Aug 6, 2018 by Nancy Agee
Join me in congratulating Navicent Health, recipient of the 2018 Equity of Care Award at the AHA Leadership Summit in late July.
Aug 3, 2018 by Rick Pollack
We need our government partners to step up and help reduce costs – especially the costs related to the heavy administrative burden faced by health care providers, costs unrelated to delivering patient care.  
Jul 27, 2018 by Tom Nickels
Comparing hospital prices to drug prices is absurd. And although the article claims to be about prices, the chart actually shows National Health Expenditure (NHE) spending numbers, not prices.
Jul 23, 2018 by Nancy Agee
Four health systems are working together to meet the behavioral health needs of patients in Portland, Oregon.
Jul 20, 2018 by Rick Pollack
It’s been well established that the health care system is moving from a fee-for-service world to one where payers reward value over volume.
Jul 16, 2018 by Nancy Agee
The Members in Action series, part of AHA’s The Value Initiative, highlights how hospitals and health systems are implementing new value-based strategies to improve health care affordability, quality and outcomes.
Jul 13, 2018 by Rick Pollack
Bending the cost curve to make care more affordable is a complex challenge. But it is a challenge that hospitals and health systems are tackling head on.
Jul 9, 2018 by Nancy Agee
What does it take to be an effective leader of a hospital or health system?