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Apr 15, 2019 by Brian Gragnolati
During this National Minority Health Month, I encourage you all to learn more about the health status of racial and ethnic minority populations in the U.S. and focus on diversity, inclusion and health equity to advance health across the nation.
Apr 15, 2019 by Melinda Hatton
Regarding Modern Healthcare's "Health system consolidation may be holding down healthcare employee wages," we are concerned about the article presenting the findings of a study on consolidation as established fact given that it is identified as a working paper and has yet to go through a rigorous peer review process.
Apr 5, 2019 by Rick Pollack
The AHA has always been for common-sense policies that make it easier for patients to access care and for hospitals and health systems to deliver that care – and this will never change.
Apr 2, 2019 by Rick Pollack
The New York Times editorial on proposed Medicare cuts to off-campus hospital outpatient departments (March 26) fails to reflect the significant differences between hospitals, independent physician offices and other sites of care.
Apr 1, 2019 by Brian Gragnolati
My four decades in health care have taught me there is no substitute for personal connections. Face-to-face conversations with colleagues, patients and caregivers keep us grounded and in touch with what is really going on.
Mar 29, 2019
The health field is undergoing unprecedented change driven by patients’ evolving needs, new technologies and new entrants.
Mar 28, 2019 by Elisa Arespacochaga
The AHA Physician Alliance conducts regular Questions with Clinician Leaders podcast featuring physicians across the country sharing their views on key issues. This month’s focus is on addressing social determinants of health (SDoH), an effort fundamental to the Care Well value of the Alliance. Below are four keys to addressing SDoH using skills and resources your organization already has. 
Mar 27, 2019 by Priya Bathija
In this AHA Stat Blog post, Priya Bathija, vice president of AHA’s The Value Initiative, shares how hospitals and health systems have made substantial efforts to improve quality outcomes, resulting in meaningful progress in providing high-value, affordable and person-centered care.
Mar 25, 2019 by Brian Gragnolati
I have hope that the rapidly evolving health care landscape will empower us to deliver better care than ever before and to build a nation of healthier individuals and communities.
Mar 22, 2019 by Rick Pollack
Hospitals and health systems are building the future patients want and need to lead their healthiest lives.