AHA Stat Blog

Latest

Mar 16, 2018 by Rick Pollack
Patient Safety Awareness Week is an opportunity for hospitals and health systems to reflect on their patient safety journey and share their progress. 
Mar 14, 2018 by Nancy Foster
The second year of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) required by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) began on Jan. 1.
Mar 12, 2018 by Nancy Agee
Please take the opportunity this week to share your work and resources on patient safety, safety culture and patient engagement with your community.
Mar 9, 2018 by Rick Pollack
Health care is changing…and hospitals and health systems are transforming to meet the evolving needs of our patients and communities.
Mar 5, 2018 by Nancy Agee
Hospitals and health systems are using health IT to engage patients, improve care coordination and better communicate across care settings.
Mar 2, 2018 by Rick Pollack
The AHA has shared recommendations to stem the tide of the deadly opioid epidemic.
Feb 27, 2018 by Ryan Frazier
How do you fully recover from a Category 5 storm? And plan for the next one? Those are the questions Puerto Rico’s hospital leaders continue to ask five months after Hurricane Maria’s 155-miles-per hour winds left the island’s health system on life support. 
Feb 27, 2018 by Nancy Foster
Does receiving a penalty under Medicare’s Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) program really mean a hospital is a poor performer? An online article published February 16 in the Journal for Healthcare Quality by the AHA and KNG Health Consulting shows that getting a HAC penalty resembles a game of chance for many hospitals, rather than a fair and meaningful determination of their performance in caring for patients with complex health needs.  
Feb 26, 2018 by Nancy Agee
Quality must be the top priority of any hospital or health system—there simply is no alternative. And it takes all of us working together.
Feb 23, 2018 by Rick Pollack
Our thoughts are with the families of the victims of this senseless tragedy. They are also with the dedicated people of Broward County’s hospitals.