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Oct 24, 2018 by Jay Bhatt
Every day, more than 130 Americans die from opioid-related drug overdoses. It’s clear that the opioid epidemic’s grip on our communities continues to be a major challenge. At the same time, we also see progress in addressing the problem.
Oct 22, 2018 by Nancy Agee
AHA is working to help hospitals and health systems transform their teams of experts into an expert team.
Oct 19, 2018 by Rick Pollack
October is cybersecurity month (in reality, every month is cybersecurity month) but this is a good time to review the overall landscape.
Oct 16, 2018 by Jay Bhatt
AHA Chief Medical Officer Jay Bhatt, D.O., shares examples of how Avera Health in South Dakota, WellSpan York Hospital in Pennsylvania, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System are implementing efforts to advance clinician well-being and reduce burnout. Read more. 
Oct 15, 2018 by Nancy Agee
Gov. Northam understands that any meaningful discussion of overcoming the opioid problem must go beyond listing programs or citing statistics.
Oct 12, 2018 by Rick Pollack
Flu season is just getting started. The responsibility to keep our patients healthy lies in the hands of every member of our hospital and health system family.
Oct 9, 2018
Wendy Macias-Konstantopoulos, M.D., director of Massachusetts General Hospital’s Human Trafficking Initiative, shares how clinicians are key to stopping the cycle of human trafficking, and how new ICD-10 codes that went into effect Oct. 1 can help.
Oct 8, 2018 by Nancy Agee
“If we can’t do something for our own neighbors, what can we do across town or in another city?”
Oct 5, 2018 by Rick Pollack
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently made several proposals that could reduce access to care in the community, particularly for vulnerable patients. We’ve urged CMS to withdraw these proposals for several reasons.
Oct 4, 2018 by Jay Bhatt
Join me in taking the CDC AMR Challenge to tackle the pressing issue of antimicrobial resistance in order to ensure a holistic, multidisciplinary approach in combatting AMR at the regional and national levels.