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May 10, 2019 by Rick Pollack
Advancing health in America isn’t just about expanding access to care — it’s also about reaching people who need it. We all have to do our part to end human trafficking and help the victims who are suffering because of it.
May 7, 2019 by Robyn Begley
During National Nurses Week, Robyn Begley, AHA Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer and CEO of AHA’s American Organization of Nurse Executives, talks about how from the bedside to the C-suite to the boardroom, nurses are critical partners in leading the transformation of health care across the care continuum.
May 7, 2019 by Elisa Arespacochaga
In this AHA Stat blog post, Elisa Arespacochaga, vice president of the AHA Physician Alliance, highlights strategies from four female physicians who participate in the Women’s Wellness through Equity and Leadership Grant Program on how to address burnout professionally and personally.
May 6, 2019 by Brian Gragnolati
More than three-quarters of U.S. hospitals offer patients the ability to connect with caregivers at a distance, ensuring that care is delivered at the right time.
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.