AHA Stat Blog


Mar 9, 2020 by Melinda L. Estes, M.D.
Hospitals and health systems are working to address their patients’ social needs and the broader social determinants of health in the communities they serve. This includes societal and environmental conditions such as food, housing, transportation, education, violence, social support, health behaviors and employment. 
Mar 6, 2020 by Rick Pollack
Health care is a team sport. Patients benefit when health care teams work together to enhance care coordination. This has taken on an even greater urgency as our country prepares for and responds to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. 
Mar 2, 2020 by Kenneth Kaufman, Chair, Kaufman Hall
In this guest blog, Kenneth Kaufman, chair of Kaufman Hall, looks at the Federal Trade Commission’s recent move to stop the proposed merger of Philadelphia-based Jefferson Health and Einstein Healthcare Network.
Mar 2, 2020 by Melinda L. Estes, M.D.
America’s health care providers are no strangers to challenges. Time and again, we have overcome complex, difficult and daunting situations by using innovative approaches that have vastly improved patients’ lives.
Feb 28, 2020 by Rick Pollack
AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack outlines the steps hospitals are taking to prepare for the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Feb 27, 2020 by Nancy A. Myers
Smoking, diabetes and hospital readmission rates fall and exercising and healthy eating increases in communities where hospitals and health systems use effective strategies to encourage healthy behavior changes, writes Nancy Myers, vice president of leadership and system innovation at the AHA Center for Health Innovation.
Feb 24, 2020 by Melinda L. Estes, M.D.
One of our field’s greatest strengths is not only our ability to innovate, but also our willingness to share our efforts so we can learn from each other to advance patient health.
Feb 21, 2020 by Rick Pollack
AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack discusses the organization's upcoming events including the AHA Annual Membership Meeting and the AHA Leadership Celebration.
Feb 19, 2020 by Jay Bhatt, D.O., by Andy Shin
In this podcast, Jay Bhatt, AHA chief medical officer, and Andy Shin, chief operating officer of the AHA Center for Health Innovation, discuss major trends for 2020 and beyond as health care organizations build teams to advance clinical care and drive innovation.
Feb 18, 2020
AHA General Counsel Melinda Hatton responds to a research letter on charity care published JAMA Internal Medicine.