AHA Digital Pulse

Assess your digital capabilities and take action today with the AHA Digital Pulse.

Prioritizing and implementing digital has never been more important, but it’s often difficult to know where to start. The American Hospital Association, in collaboration with healthcare digital transformation consultancy AVIA, is providing a free resource for members, the AHA Digital Pulse. The Digital Pulse helps hospitals and health systems assess current digital capabilities and plan for the future.

AHA Digital Pulse is a self-assessment that helps your organization:

  • Learn where your existing capabilities can support scaling digital transformation
  • Prioritize high-value solutions to take rapid action with the most impact
  • Benchmark your digital capabilities against other industry leaders
  • Explore the solutions and access the resources that can help you achieve progress
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NOTE: This resource is available to organizational members of the AHA.
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The COVID-19 pandemic requires healthcare providers to respond to a dynamic healthcare crisis swiftly, efficiently, and safely. As a result, providers are seeking to rapidly scale digital solutions to prevent the spread of the virus, allocate limited resources and care for the sick.

This Pulse, which should be completed by leaders from clinical, operations, and community relations areas, is designed to quickly aggregate and disseminate information about where health systems are acting and with what technology so shared learnings can be used immediately by others. The capabilities addressed in this Pulse were reported by the AVIA Innovation Network to be the most critical, urgent and effectively supported by digital solutions. They include:

  • Screening & triage
  • Virtual visits
  • Remote monitoring for surveillance and containment
  • Adapting care for non-COVID patients
  • Call center management
  • Capacity planning and preparedness
  • Remote work and teleconferencing
  • Mitigating supply shortages
  • Critical asset tracking and management
  • Patient and community communication
  • Patient Education
  • Addressing social needs

Digital Front Door

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As patients increasingly use digital tools to make health care decisions, hospitals and health systems are escalating efforts to incorporate digital tools into their consumer engagement strategy. This Digital Pulse Assessment will guide your team through an evaluation of how effectively your organization has established a Digital Front Door for your patients. The assessment, which should be completed by staff from digital strategy, marketing and IT areas, will allow you to evaluate your capabilities including:

  • Provider directory
  • Ratings and reviews transparency
  • Virtual triage
  • Virtual visit – asynchronous
  • Virtual visit – synchronous
  • Provider search
  • Consumer scheduling
  • Low-acuity care navigation

Digital Pulse In Action


CEO Perspective on Digital Strategy

Hear from two hospital leaders about how the AHA Digital Pulse positively impacted their initiatives for and perspectives on their digital capabilities.

Digital Tools Can Help Address COVID-19

Andy Shin, COO of the AHA’s Center for Health Innovation, discusses successful digital response strategies and lessons learned with AVIA and Verily.


Getting started is easy

Begin your digital transformation journey here.

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Next Steps

Instructions for registering for access to AHA Digital Pulse and assembling a team to complete the assessment.

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Value for AHA Members

Learn more about the benefits of using the AHA Digital Pulse to measure your performance and drive your digital strategy.

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Answers to questions that may arise as you access and use AHA Digital Pulse.

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We’re hosting an informational webinar twice a month at 12:00-12:45pm Central Time. Pick the date that works best for you.

Webinars will take place twice a month.

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