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Aug 24, 2018 by Rick Pollack
The health care community’s efforts alone are not enough to stem the tide of the opioid epidemic. We need more help from the federal government.
Aug 20, 2018 by Nancy Agee
Using and building analytic tools to improve quality of care, focusing on diversity and inclusion, and partnering with patients, families, and communities: All are part of the quality commitment at Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) in Annapolis, Md., and Aurora Health Care (now Advocate Aurora Health) in Milwaukee, both finalists for the 2018 AHA Quest for Quality Prize.
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.