AHA Stat Blog


Feb 21, 2019 by Jay Bhatt, D.O.
AHA Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President Jay Bhatt, D.O., shares information on a new resource from AHA’s Physician Alliance to help frontline staff and their leadership teams tackle the social determinants of health.
Feb 21, 2019 by Richard J. (Rick) Pollack
“Competition? It’s What the Doctor Ordered” paints an incomplete picture of how coordinated networks of care among hospitals and health systems affect health care delivery. Not only does it leave out many key facts on the benefits to patients and communities…it also attempts to draw broad conclusions based on limited and incomparable studies and data.
Feb 15, 2019 by Richard J. (Rick) Pollack
In this ever-changing world, there are fewer certainties than ever before: the health care field, the political landscape, and even the climate are transforming as I write. But, one thing that doesn’t change, and you can count on: The AHA Annual Membership Meeting is one of the best places to learn about the new trends shaping health care, hear about our field’s opportunities to impact public policy from the key players who are shaping it, and talk with your peers from across the country about how we can build a stronger health system for our patients, hospitals and communities.
Feb 14, 2019 by Melinda Hatton
Earlier this month AHA released a blog post that pointed out numerous flaws in a recent Health Affairs study on hospital and physician prices between 2007 and 2014. We asked the respected economics consulting firm Charles River Associates to take an even closer at why the study’s findings are flawed.
Feb 12, 2019 by Jay Bhatt
AHA’s Association for Community Health Improvement’s annual conference is a chance for health care leaders to shape population health and equity initiatives from the ground up.
Feb 11, 2019 by Brian Gragnolati
In recent years, Airbnb, Uber and Netflix have changed the way we vacation, hail a ride and watch movies.
Feb 8, 2019 by Richard J. (Rick) Pollack
The last thing a patient should worry about in a health crisis is an unanticipated medical bill that unintentionally impacts their out-of-pocket costs … and undermines the trust and confidence that patients have in their caregivers.
Feb 5, 2019 by Tom Nickels
The authors of this Health Affairs study on hospital and physician prices use limited data to draw broad conclusions.
Feb 4, 2019 by Brian Gragnolati
We must act now – and together – to protect local access to high-quality, affordable care and empower rural hospitals to thrive as cornerstones of their communities for generations to come.
Feb 1, 2019 by Rick Pollack
The AHA’s goal is to improve the health care of every American, no matter where they live…big city, small town, frontier or somewhere in between.