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Feb 23, 2021
Identifying the underlying factors that contribute to disparities in outcomes in vulnerable rural populations and developing strategies to address these issues remain constant challenges, but progress is being made. OSF Healthcare’s Health Equities Action Lab (HEAL) is employing a data-driven strategy to address breast cancer disparity outcomes among its Illinois patients, 65% of whom live in rural areas.
Feb 23, 2021
Tri-County Health Care in Wadena, Minn., experienced a cultural transformation over the past two years that significantly improved employee engagement, patient satisfaction, quality and safety, and other key operating parameters. What its leaders could not have predicted, however, was how this work also would make both the organization and hospital team members more resilient during the COVID-19 crisis and economic fallout that ensued.
Feb 16, 2021
The hospital-at-home model is expanding concepts of where and how acute medical care can be delivered. Hospitals can “admit” qualified patients into their homes, where they receive acute, hospital-level care through a combination of telemedicine, remote patient monitoring and in-person visits.
Feb 16, 2021
Some provider organizations are developing powerful networks by forging broad-based community partnerships, integrating physical and behavioral health care and more to address barriers to access. During a recent AHA Transformation Talks video, leaders from WakeMed Health and Hospitals in Raleigh, N.C., shared strategies to overcome these disparities and increase patient access to appropriate caregivers at the right time and place.
Feb 9, 2021
Demonstrating inspired leadership, innovative collaborative efforts and forward-thinking governance, rural hospitals and health systems continue to deliver care in the face of overwhelming adversity. Organizations across the nation will gather virtually Feb. 17-18 for the AHA Rural Health Care Leadership Conference to make, build and renew connections that will help the field continue to innovate and transform care.
Feb 2, 2021
A new report, “Leveraging Data for Health Innovation,” from the AHA Center for Health Innovation explores the trend of hospitals and health systems finding new ways to glean actionable insights from their data and provides a blueprint for leading a data-driven organization. It explores the explosion of health care data and top challenges facing provider organizations as they work to ensure data integrity, store vast amounts of data and learn how to utilize data to advance population health management and value-based care.
Jan 26, 2021
A complicated set of factors involving governmental and private-sector spending on health care will bring about significant changes over the next several years that will effectively flatten reimbursement levels, even as demand for services is expected to keep growing. While that’s generally bad news for providers, those who develop innovative new business models can create disproportionate value in this challenging market, notes a recent McKinsey & Co. analysis.
Jan 26, 2021
Intermountain Healthcare, Memorial Hermann and Trinity Health are just a few of the provider organizations and payers who have taken a stake in a Nashville private-equity firm The Heritage Group’s latest $300 million fund. About 70% of the $300 million already committed comes from health systems and insurers like Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.
Jan 19, 2021
Sixty percent of health care organizations will invest in virtual care technology in 2021, according to a recent BDO survey of health care chief financial officers. Responding to this growing demand, tech companies large and small have been working feverishly on devices for the home that can help patients not only better monitor their health, but also detect diseases earlier.
Jan 19, 2021
Take Five, a new series of five-minute video conversations from the AHA Center for Health Innovation, focuses on ways in which innovative hospitals, health systems and their partners are transforming care.


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