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Sep 26, 2023
As hospitals and health system executives refine strategies to improve recruitment and retention of nurses, particularly nurse leaders, nonsalary forms of compensation may need closer scrutiny. Most strategies tend to focus on role, scope, span of control, empowerment, recognition and professional development, notes the AHA’s American Organization for Nursing Leadership’s (AONL’s) Nursing Leadership Workforce Compendium.
Sep 26, 2023
A new AHA Leadership Scan episode will explore how some hospitals and health systems have developed more resilient and proactive approaches to identifying, vetting and purchasing sustainable products.
Sep 19, 2023
Walgreens last week entered into a strategic partnership with Pearl Health, a technology platform for primary care physicians in value-based care arrangements. Just days earlier, Bloomberg reported that Walmart was exploring the purchase of a majority stake in ChenMed, a value-based care organization of more than 125 primary care clinics in 15 states focused on treating older adults. The respective moves have some analysts questioning just how much the retailers could gain from these initiatives given that the companies have had difficulty to date showing positive financial returns for their hefty health care investments.
Sep 12, 2023
A newly released report, “Primer for private-equity investing for health care organizations,” from Concord Health Partners and the AHA Center for Health Innovation explores what leaders need to know about private equity as they explore innovation investing.
Sep 12, 2023
The highly competitive post-pandemic labor market, particularly for specialists, is impacting the compensation packages health care providers are offering, experts say.
Sep 12, 2023
As hospitals and health systems continue to renew and strengthen the clinical workforce pipeline, they may want to take a closer look at how community colleges can help in this area.
Sep 5, 2023
A new study published this month in The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety finds that virtual MDRs combined with other interventions led to more than 60% of discharges being below the mean LOS at Yuma Regional Medical Center in Arizona and delivered other benefits.
Sep 5, 2023
ChatGPT has problems with accuracy in making cancer treatment recommendations, according to a study recently published in JAMA Oncology. Researchers from Mass General Brigham found that one-third of GPT’s 3.5 recommendations went at least partially against 2021 National Comprehensive Cancer Treatment guidelines.
Aug 29, 2023
A new plan will transition Blue Shield of California’s drug supply management from CVS Health’s PBM to five companies — a move the payer believes will save its 4.8 million members as much as $500 million a year in drug costs or about 10% to 15% of what it spends on drugs annually.
Aug 29, 2023
A new AHA Leadership Scan episode will examine how one AI-powered system was developed from 10 million images of patients’ hearts gathered over a 15-year period from more than 40,000 patients in landmark, multicenter clinical trials.


Behavioral Health Integration

Framework for hospitals and health systems to shift focus to overall health and bring together behavioral and physical health services into a fully integrated system of care.

Evolving Care Models

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Telehealth Strategy

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