Hospitals and health systems are embracing the move to value-based care and enhancing affordability, writes Nancy Agee, president and CEO of Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, VA, and 2018 chair of the AHA Board of Trustees, in a commentary published Saturday in Modern Healthcare. “The goal is to provide greater value to patients by improving quality, lowering costs and enhancing the patient experience. The ‘catch’ is that defining high-quality care, measuring it and communicating about it with integrity and transparency is tough. Darn tough. It starts with a culture of caring in which patient interactions are authentic and decisions are made with the patient as part of the team.”
Hospitals and health systems recognize that addressing social determinants of health is central to driving value and advancing overall well-being.
A recent American Enterprise Institute blog on hospital prices fails to capture the full story on how hospitals and health systems have slowed price growth.
Hospitals and health systems are tackling affordability head on. AHA’s The Value Initiative has been leading the charge — developing new resources, sharing…
Hospital and health system leaders today joined other health care stakeholders at an AHA executive forum in Boston to discuss the many ways they are innovating…
AHA resources can help care teams — and their patients — move beyond the awkwardness to engage in honest communication that can transform lives.
Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee leaders today released a manager’s amendment to the Lower Health Care Costs Act of 2019 (S.1895) –…