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AHA leaders discuss 2024 rural legislative priorities, release new advocacy agenda.
Syphilis infections during pregnancy more than tripled between 2016 and 2022 to 280 cases per 100,000 births, ranging from 46 per 100,000 in Maine to 763 per 100,000 in South Dakota, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Feb. 13.
Nearly 1,100 rural health care practitioners and leaders convened in Orlando for AHA’s 37th Rural Health Care Leadership Conference. The annual event brings together rural hospital CEOs, senior executives, clinical leaders and trustees to share strategies, insights and resources unique to the rural health system.
The AHA’s American Organization for Nursing Leadership this week released the second phase of its Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity and Belonging toolkit, which provides practical action steps, case studies and other resources to help nurse leaders improve DEIB.
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Feb. 12 designated CommonWell Health Alliance and Kno2 as Qualified Health Information Networks, meaning seven QHINs can now electronically exchange health information nationwide under the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement, a set of common rules for secure exchange of treatment and other health information required by the 21st Century Cures Act of 2016.
by Joanne M. Conroy, M.D., Chair, American Hospital Association
For the 61 million people who live in rural America, their local hospital provides essential services and programs to advance their health and the health of their communities.
The International Hospital Federation is accepting nominations through April 19 for its 2024 awards honoring excellence in hospitals and health care organizations around the world.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has updated its guidance for hospitals and critical access hospitals to permit health care team members to share patient information and orders with each other through a HIPAA-compliant secure texting platform that complies with Medicare and Medicaid conditions of participation.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Feb. 8 released a proposed rule intended to strengthen oversight of organizations that accredit health care providers certified by the Medicare and Medicaid programs and prevent conflicts of interest.
by Rick Pollack, President and CEO, AHA
For the 57 million Americans who live in rural areas, their hospital is the lifeblood of the community.