Rick Pollack

AHA President and CEO
American Hospital Association

 

March 16, 2018

 

We applaud the announcement of the Health Care Innovation Caucus led by Representatives Kelly (R-PA), Kind (D-WI), Mullin (R-OK), and Bera, M.D. (D-CA) to encourage innovative policy ideas to improve the quality of care and lower costs for patients. America’s hospitals and health systems are leading the path to transform health care in new ways that improves health and reduces costs. Our members are adopting new payment and delivery models such as Accountable Care Organizations and bundled payments. They are using new tools – such as predictive analytics and artificial intelligence – to better inform care decisions. Additionally, hospitals and health systems are at the forefront of researching innovative treatment options and therapies targeted to individual patients based on their unique needs.

For health care leaders, it is more important than ever to test new approaches and to experiment with using technology in innovative ways that reduces costs and improves care and outcomes. We look forward to working with this newly created bipartisan group to share new ideas and to accelerate the progress hospitals have already made to improve health and health care in America.

 

 Contact:        Marie Johnson, (202) 626-2351

            Colin Milligan, (202) 638-5491

 

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