While artificial intelligence is not new to health care, the current inflection point is an opportunity the health care sector cannot afford to miss, a panel of experts told hospital leaders April 14.
Two Administration officials April 14 discussed how the federal government is working with hospitals and other parts of the health care sector to defend against cyber threats and mitigate cyberatta
Kevin McCarthy spoke at a session of the AHA Annual Meeting that covered his time as Speaker of the House, what issues will be at the center of the 2024 election and the current state of American politics.
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., expressed to AHA members frustration with the Change Healthcare cyberattack, which he believes jeopardized patients and their personal data. 
The Change Healthcare cyberattack was a significant event that caught many off guard, said the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, reiterating the age
White House Domestic Policy Council Director Neera Tanden spoke to Annual Meeting attendees about the environment hospitals and health systems are facing and the Biden Harris Administration’s efforts to strengthen the health care system so that it works for everyone.
Stacey Hughes, AHA’s executive vice president for government relations and public policy, discussed key messages that hospital and health system leaders should share with their lawmakers on Capitol Hill this week.
Former AHA Board Chair John Bluford describes how the Bluford Healthcare Leadership Institute, which introduces talented minority undergraduate scholars to health care administration, is training young and diverse talent to assume leadership roles.
One in five Medicaid enrollees have been disenrolled since continuous coverage ended last March, a quarter of whom remain uninsured, according to a poll released April 12 by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
The voluntary Episode Quality Improvement Program for specialist physicians saved Medicare $20 million in its first year, the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission
ASHP tracked a record 323 active drug shortages during the first quarter of 2024, surpassing the previ
Commenting April 12 on a proposed rule to strengthen oversight of accrediting organizations, AHA told the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services it supports requiring accrediting organizations to use Medicare’s Conditions of Participation and Conditions for Coverage as their minimum accreditation standards, and to provide an explicit crosswalk of their standards with relevant Medicare regulations.
The Department of Health and Human Services’ revised “bulletin” for HIPAA covered entities and business associates using online tracking technologies only confirms that the original bulletin was “substantively and procedurally unlawful,” AHA April 11 told a federal court hearing its challenge to a bulletin issued by HHS’ Office for Civil Rights that restricts health care providers from using standard third-party web technologies that capture IP addresses on portions of their public-facing webpages.
by Rick Pollack, President and CEO, AHA
The AHA’s 2024 Annual Membership Meeting gets underway in two days with a jam-packed schedule featuring prominent federal legislators, top officials from the Administration, influential newsmakers, and hospital and health system leaders who are propelling innovation in our field.
Christina Campos, CEO of Guadalupe County Hospital in Santa Rosa, N.M., and Steven Summer, former president of the Colorado and West Virginia Hospital Associations, will receive 2024 AHA Board of Trustees Awards April 15 at the AHA Annual Membership Meeting in Washington, D.C., for their contributions to AHA and the field.
AHA has released digital tools to help hospitals and health systems celebrate National Hospital Week May 12-18, including a video, ad, toolkit, graphics and GIPHY library.
“Even before the recent Change Healthcare cyberattack that has left some hospitals fronting millions of dollars in extra costs, a perfect storm of complex factors was already threatening the future of high-quality patient care — and misguided proposals from policymakers risk making things even worse,” writes Nancy Howell Agee, CEO of Carilion Clinic and chair of the Coalition to Strengthen America’s Healthcare, whose founding members include the AHA.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention April 11 updated its strategy to improve data exchange with health care organizations and other public health authorities to better detect and monitor public health threats.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today issued a proposed rule that would increase Medicare inpatient prospective payment system rates by a net 2.6% in fiscal year 2025.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today proposed increasing long-term care hospital standard rate payments by 1.2% in fiscal year 2025 relative to FY 2024.