Insights and Analysis

Jun 28, 2018
More Cyber Breaches Reported After WannaCry   One year after the WannaCry ransomware attack affected more than 200,000 computers across 150 countries, health care organizations are reporting 13% more breaches than last year, Modern Healthcare reports. AHA senior adviser for cybersecurity and…
Jun 28, 2018
On Thursdays, we highlight an oral history featuring a health care leader who shaped the past and laid the foundation for the future. Since 1978, the AHA has conducted more than 100 interviews as part of this project, and transcripts are available in the oral history collection on the AHA’s…
Jun 28, 2018
The AHA Physician Alliance frames all resources and services within three fundamental values: Lead Well. Be Well. Care Well. Care Well prioritizes better health for patients and communities, and provides hands-on, care improvement opportunities for clinical teams. AHA members are invited to be part…
Apr 16, 2018
Health care volunteers are some of the super heroes within the nation’s hospitals.  National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 to recognize and celebrate the efforts of volunteers across the country. The Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals (AHVRP) – an AHA…
Aug 15, 2018
AHA Board Member Claire Zangerle, RN, chief nurse executive at Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh, moderated a dynamic panel at last month’s AHA Leadership Summit that discussed effective violence prevention strategies and program development.  Zangerle opened the session by sharing…
Aug 15, 2018
Hospital and health system leaders are preparing for rapid transformation. This fall, more than 500 health care professionals with a stake in the environment of care will gather to address these changes in Columbus, Ohio from Sept. 23-26 for the annual EXCHANGE Conference & Solution Center – a…
Aug 15, 2018
Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., selected as president and CEO of Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. The Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees announced that it has elected Farrugia to succeed John Noseworthy, M.D., as president and CEO of the Mayo Clinic. Farrugia is the vice president of the Mayo Clinic and CEO of…
Aug 14, 2018
Nurse Watch is compiled in conjunction with the AHA’s American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and highlights articles of interest to nurse leaders, nursing professionals and other health care leaders. For more about AONE, visit aone.org. 80-year-old nurse still loves being a nurse…
Aug 9, 2018
For the first time, 29 new ICD-10 codes will be available on Oct. 1 to allow providers to identify and assist victims of human trafficking and coding professionals to translate that information into data that will provide greater insights into the problem.  The AHA’s Hospitals Against…
Aug 9, 2018
On Thursdays, we highlight an oral history featuring a health care leader who shaped the past and laid the foundation for the future. Since 1978, the AHA has conducted more than 100 interviews as part of this project, and transcripts are available in the oral history collection on the AHA’s…