AHA Stat Blog


Dec 17, 2019 by Jay Bhatt and Elisa Arespacochaga
The AHA Physician Alliance regularly convenes senior physician executives for high-level conversations on the issues keeping them up at night. AHA Chief Medical Officer Jay Bhatt, D.O., and AHA Physician Alliance Vice President Elisa Arespacochaga share highlights from 2019. Read more
Dec 16, 2019 by Brian Gragnolati
For more than two centuries, our nation’s hospitals and health systems have faithfully provided our citizens with the best possible care. With courage, tremendous skill and compassion, America’s caregivers work tirelessly to heal, comfort, alleviate pain and save lives.
Dec 13, 2019 by Rick Pollack
It’s critical that you tell your senators and representative to end surprise billing once and for all in a deliberative way that protects patients and ensures access to care.
Dec 12, 2019 by Ariel Levin
As open enrollment closes Dec. 15, a unique Treasury Department experiment found that sending letters to the uninsured resulted in increased health insurance enrollment, leading to reduced mortality, writes Ariel Levin, AHA senior associate director for state issues.
Dec 12, 2019 by Catherine Jacobson
Health care is taking care of people and depends on people, writes Catherine Jacobson, president and CEO of Milwaukee-based Froedtert Health and chair of AHA’s Task Force on the Changing Workforce. Read more about the ideas, innovations and key takeaways from the group’s first meeting.
Dec 12, 2019 by Jay Bhatt
Hospitals and health systems investing in housing helps control costs while also ensuring that discharged patients have a safe and clean place to sleep each night, writes Jay Bhatt, D.O., AHA senior vice president and chief medical officer.
Dec 11, 2019 by Priya Bathija and Duane Reynolds
Hospitals and health systems are improving health outcomes by tackling disparities in their communities, write Priya Bathija, vice president of AHA’s The Value Initiative, and Duane Reynolds, president and CEO of AHA’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity.
Dec 10, 2019 by Robyn Begley
Robyn Begley, AHA senior vice president and chief nursing officer and CEO of its American Organization for Nursing Leadership, spotlights hospital and health system efforts to improve outcomes for mothers and babies and previews AHA’s Executive Forum on accelerating the momentum.
Dec 6, 2019 by Rick Pollack
Your voice matters. Make sure they know where you — and your community — stand. 
Dec 5, 2019 by Lindsey Dunn Burgstahler
Artificial intelligence can empower employees, not take their jobs, writes Lindsey Dunn Burgstahler, vice president of programming and market intelligence at the AHA Center for Health Innovation.