AHA Physician Alliance Webinar Library

The AHA Physician Alliance webinars explore a variety of topics related to three areas of concentration — Care Well, Lead Well and Be Well. Click on the tabs below to explore these webinars.

Lead Well Webinars


September 2022

Staffing shortages across health care have only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. In collaboration with the National Association of Workforce Boards, we invite you to join our session to hear how hospitals and local workforce boards partner to enhance their educational pathways, health care career programs and create deep community connections to support a diverse and robust health care workforce in their communities.

Earn While You Learn

November 2021

The Earn While You Learn model of clinical education provides a framework designed to prepare practice-ready nurse graduates. The model, supported by Virginia leaders in academe, clinical practice, the State Board of Nursing, and employers, addresses the critical demand for more nurses and bridges the gap between education and practice.











The Importance of Trust and Building Trustworthiness in Health Care

November 2019

In 2018, the ABIM Foundation embraced a new focus – examining issues of trust in health care and how trust contributes to better health care outcomes, increased patient satisfaction and greater physician well-being. Hear more about the work the ABIM Foundation is doing to build and sustain trusting relationships and a trustworthy community.

What It Takes to Lead in the Converging Health care Ecosystem: Leadership Lessons from the Field

October 2019

Physician leaders from all sectors of the healthcare industry are being tasked with developing strategies to improve health outcomes while reducing costs. This session focuses on the leadership requirements for converging across the health ecosystem while considering best practices in the cross-sector collaboration from the field.



Ahead of the Curve: Radiology Practice as Catalyst for System-wide Clinical Decision Support

July 2019

January, 1st, 2020 marked the formal implementation of the appropriate use criteria program established by the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) legislation in which ordering providers must consult a qualified Clinical Decision Support Mechanism when ordering outpatient advanced imaging tests for Medicare patients. Hear how radiology leaders at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston partnered across departments to integrate CDS into the health system’s medical record, putting referrers on the pathway to compliance.

Patient Forward: Radiologists as Hospital Change Agents

September 2018

Leaders from radiology and hospital administration involved in lung cancer screening and treatment at Indiana's Elkhart General Hospital share how they partnered to create a multidisciplinary Thoracic Oncology Conference. During this webinar Cindie McPhie, vice president of operations at Elkhart General Hospital and Dr. Samir Patel, radiologist and director of the Value Management Program at Radiology Inc. share how patients and family members have a seat at the table, participating with doctors in their course of treatment.

Performance Improvement: Why Physicians Must Lead in a Value-Driven Health Care System

April 2018

In this webinar, Dr. Byron Scott, Deputy Chief Health Officer with Simpler Consulting, IBM Watson Health and Board member with the American Association for Physician Leadership, discusses why it is critical for physicians to be actively involved in health care performance improvement, why they must develop competencies to lead change in health care systems, and shares examples of how a management system can engage physicians and other stakeholders in performance improvement.

When the Radiologist Becomes the Patient: Radiologists as Hospital Change Agents

September 2017

In this webinar the American Hospital Association's Physician Leadership Forum and the American College of Radiology (ACR) share the story of Jamaica and Flushing Hospitals, a safety net hospital system in Queens, NY, making transformational change "stick." The presenters share several examples of activities you can start working on right away and answer questions about overcoming resistance to keep making progress in your organization.

The Art and Science of Storytelling to Engage and Inspire Health care Teams

June 2017

Margaret Cary, MD, MBA, MPH and co-presenter Tara Satlow, PhD will discuss the science of storytelling as an emotional and physiological influence practice. Attendees will learn how to employ practical tools, techniques, and tips for developing the art of leading through narrative and be able to recognize compelling storytelling to enhance team engagement, purpose, and connection.

Hospitals Addressing Violence Through Behavioral Health and Behavioral Safety Teams

May 2017

Hospitals are working harder now than ever to find ways to combat violence. Michael Gallagher, BSN, Lisa McCarthy, MBA, BSN, and Michelle Gardner BSN, will speak about how Southern New Hampshire Medical Center is addressing violence through the implementation of a behavioral health rapid response team. Joining the discussion, Adam Hill, MSN, will speak about violence prevention work with behavioral safety teams at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.


Building Excellence in Our Clinical Learning Environments

April 2016

This webinar from the AHA's Physician Leadership Forum and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) discusses building excellence in clinical learning environments for graduate medical education. Presenter Kevin B. Weiss, MD, MPH, senior vice president for Institutional Accreditation with ACGME, discusses the purpose of the Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) program, progress made toward engaging resident and fellow physicians to improve patient safety, health care quality, and other focus areas as well as high-leverage opportunities for improvement.

Integrated Leadership for Hospitals and Health Care Systems

January 2016

This webinar from the AHA's Physician Leadership Forum and the AMA provides a summary of Integrated Leadership for Hospitals and Health Systems: Principles for Success. The principles provide a guiding framework for physicians and hospitals that choose to create an integrated leadership structure but are unsure how to best achieve the engagement and alignment necessary to collaboratively prioritize patient care and resource management. These principles are the result of more than two years of work between the AHA and AMA.

Be Well Webinars

A Systematic, Big Data Approach to Improving Wellness

May 2021

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Member-Only Content This presentation describes a prioritized wellness model modified from Maslow’s Hierarchy and a systematic process including assessment (focus group, harvesting other available data and tailored brief surveys), transitioning from data to action using the prioritized model, action team formation and execution, and ongoing progress at a number of multi-hospital systems. Individual system profiles or “burnout fingerprints” and common patterns during and prior to Covid-19, as well as lessons learned will be presented. With speaker Dan Shapiro, Ph.D., the vice dean for Faculty and Administrative Affairs at the Penn State College of Medicine and the principal of DES Health Consulting.

Integrating Patient Safety and Clinician Well-being

April 2021

In the dynamic and stressful environment of health care, leadership training hasn’t always incorporated rapid technology advancement and how to lead teams through those changes. Understanding the lag of human adaptation behind technological advances can be key in adoption and learning. During this webinar you will hear about a framework to build on traditional safety models integrated with consideration for human factors affecting outcomes. With Michael R. Privitera, MD, MS, Professor of Psychiatry Medical Director, Medical Faculty and Clinician Wellness Program University of Rochester Medical Center and Kate MacNamee, MS, Director of Design Research at Ximedica. SLIDES (PDF)


A Path Forward - Lessons from the Field in Well-Being

January 2021

COVID-19 has highlighted the challenges faced when administrative burden, sub-optimal communications systems and uncoordinated teams collide with an extended crisis. During this webinar Elisa Arespacochaga, MBA, Vice President with the American Hospital Association’s Physician Alliance looks at the drivers of burnout and shares organizational steps for addressing well-being in your organization. Additionally, we discuss strategies for creating personal supports and scaling interventions in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hosted by AHA Team Training.

The Business Case for Humanity in Heatlhcare

July 2020

The National Taskforce for Humanity in Healthcare (NTH) proposes a new model that goes beyond burnout prevention and promotes resiliency and the restoration of humanity in healthcare. During this webinar participants will hear how to move beyond the prevention of burnout, and instead systemically cultivate human thriving and connection in ways that promote resilience, well-being, and joy for all health care team members. Speakers will share lessons learned from deploying the NTH Solutions for Thriving Blueprint.SLIDES (PDF)

Frameworks and an Innovative Initiative to Advance Well-Being During and After a Pandemic

May 2020

The National Academy of Medicine's Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-being and Resilience recommends a systems approach to professional well-being. During this webinar participants will learn about frameworks that can allow organizations and individuals to understand stress models, manage the causes of pandemic related anxiety, and identify drivers of burnout. An award winning faculty development initiative called the Scholars of Wellness will be presented which can be adopted by organizations to address well-being both during and after the pandemic. SLIDES (PDF)

Physician Wellness: A Self and System Imperative in a Value Based Model

January 2020

Healthcare organizations cannot truly make safety and wellness a priority for their patients unless they also make it a priority for their providers and systems. During this webinar, participants will learn why it is imperative that hospitals fosters individual and system wellness engagement by providing the tools and resources to cultivate both. The team at Jamaica Hospital will share how during the transition to a value-based care model, leadership recognized the need to emphasize a focus on provider wellness. SLIDES (PDF)

Combating Health care Burnout with a Data Led Action Framework: Lessons from Minnesota

December 2019

Dr. Rahul Koranne and Dr. Peter Henry will discuss the statewide data-led action framework that healthcare systems across Minnesota launched in 2016 to combat burnout, lessons learned and the outcomes this model is achieving across the state. They will review the statewide action framework as well as how one healthcare system is utilizing this improvement model to reduce health professional burnout.

The Physician Well-Being Playbook

May 2019

This webinar presents successful strategies to prioritize and foster clinician well-being. From creating an infrastructure for well-being to designing interventions, watch this conversation to learn about specific steps to advance well-being and resilience in your organization. With Eric Howell, M.D., COO, Society of Hospital Medicine; Elisa Arespacochaga, vice president, AHA Physician Alliance.

Helping Physicians Finish Faster: Making More Time for Things that Matter Most

January 2019

Scott MacDonald, M.D., medical director of electronic health records at UC Davis Health, discusses the rationale, program details, and outcomes of the ambulatory efficiency training and optimization program at UC Davis Health. MacDonald shares how UC Davis's approach yielded significant improvements in satisfaction with electronic medical records, efficiency and time spent outside clinic hours.



Beyond Resilience: Making a Difference When it Matters Most

March 2018

We all share the goal of working in an organization where people are engaged, the work is rewarding, and patients receive great care. But, we face more challenges than ever before. These days, it's easy to become discouraged and disengage. Dr. Dan Diamond knows first-hand how to get things done when times are tough and resources are scarce. He was the Director of the Medical Triage Unit at the New Orleans Convention Center after Katrina and he has responded to some of the most devastating international disasters of our time. His trench-tested insights will open your eyes to discover what it takes to face the challenges ahead.

Geisinger Center for Professionalism and Provider Support

December 2017

Developing an Accountable Culture of Professional Behavior and Improving the Work Life of Employees During this webinar you will learn about Geisinger's journey to ameliorate stressors faced by health care workers by improving the provider experience.

Preventing Physician Burnout: What Hospital Leaders Can Do to Make a Difference

March 2017

Paul DeChant, MD, MBA with Simpler, an IBM Watson Health company discusses physician burnout, including its manifestations, causes, and impacts. He and co-presenter, Diane Shannon, MD, MPH describe the crucial role of hospital leaders and what they can do to reduce the drivers of burnout and return joy to patient care in their institutions.

Care Well Webinars

raising the bar in delivering serious news with empahty and clarity

April 2022

Physician communication with patients and families impacts numerous outcomes including patient and family quality of life, satisfaction, trust in physicians, and health care use. Despite growing recognition of the importance of communication, gaps remain in current communication skills among both trainees and practicing clinicians. Join AHA for this session to learn how to communicate serious news to patients and families in patient-centered fashion using the SPIKES framework and how to empathically respond to emotions using the NURSE mnemonic to improve this experience for both patients and providers.

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You Can Do This! Address and Treat Opioid Use Disorder as Part of Usual Hospital Care

December 2021

The opioid crisis continues to be a public health emergency. Patients with untreated Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) have high rates of acute health care utilization, and hospitals take on a significant amount of the financial burden. Hospitals are critical access points and hospitalization is an ideal opportunity to offer patients with OUD access to humanistic and evidence-based treatment. Patients receiving buprenorphine therapy are over 50% less likely to be readmitted within 30 days, and over 40% less likely to be readmitted within 90 days compared to those not receiving buprenorphine therapy. Our panel of national experts will explore avenues hospital institutions can travel to implement programs and processes to address OUD. You can do this!

Saved by the Scan: Drive up Utilization of Lung Cancer Screening to Drive Down Lung Cancer Mortality

November 2020

Early detection of lung cancer can save lives for those at high risk and, in turn, reduce the lung cancer burden in the U.S. In this webinar, Dr. Albert A. Rizzo will discuss the American Thoracic Society and American Lung Association’s Lung Cancer Screening Implementation Guide, which outlines how to design, implement and conduct a lung cancer screening program. He will also highlight the mobile capabilities that exist in a few communities as part of a multifaceted preventive care strategy.

Stigma Kills: Addressing Opioid Use Disorder By Changing Culture

August 2020

A survey by the American Psychiatric Association indicated that 1/3 of those surveyed knew someone with an opioid use disorder (OUD). Yet the stigma surrounding OUD means that fewer than 20 percent of patients have access to treatment. Join AHA for this session to understand the impact of stigma within the walls of hospitals and hear how one team changed minds and the organizational culture in a quest to improve access to care. SLIDES (PDF)

ECMO: Insights, Strategies and Key Considerations for Developing a Sustainable Program

January 2020

Two-part Series Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) or extracorporeal life support (ECLS), is a treatment that uses a synthetic heart and/or lung to support the body when a patient’s own organs are no longer functioning at capacity. Typically used for critically ill adult or pediatric patients, ECMO has the ability to support the body for a long period of time to allow the patient’s heart and lungs to recover. Watch this webinar to learn more about ECMO, how to design a sustainable ECMO program, key considerations (including payment reimbursement) and where to access resources.

Succeeding Together: Creating a Clinically Integrated Supply Chain

February 2020

In 2018, the Association for Healthcare Resource and Materials Management (AHRMM) advanced the role of supply chain in supporting clinical integration, and has been promoting the Clinically Integrated Supply Chain (CISC) as an interdisciplinary approach to deliver patient care with the highest value. In this webinar Teresa Dail, AHRMM’s immediate past board chair, and chief supply chain officer at Vanderbilt University Medical Center will share how CISC has been implemented and how it has helped to align health care leaders, clinicians, and supply chain professionals with today’s value-based payment models. SLIDES (PDF)

Patients with Opioid Use Disorder in the Outpatient and Emergency Settings

September 2019

To improve the health of patients struggling with addiction, learn how one program engages patients at multiple points of care through an in-house addiction team and clinic – all working in coordination with emergency department staff. Co-hosted with AHA's Section for Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Services.

Imaging Data Science in Action

June 2019

Artificial intelligence (AI) in clinical practice is rapidly developing and increasingly used by health care professionals to manage and analyze data. In this webinar, radiologists from the Mayo Clinic, the UVA Health System and the American College of Radiology Data Science Institute will share how AI technology is used in their facilities. Tune in to hear about the successful use of AI in clinical quality improvement and learn what hospitals and health systems can gain from the "emerging use case" of AI in medical imaging.

Prescribe Safe Initiative: Combating Opioid Abuse

March 2019

Prescribe Safe is a community-based project out of Monterey County, Calif., that brings together law enforcement, four hospitals in the county and physicians in response to concerns about prescription medication misuse in the area. This initiative guides, educates, and provides resources for local physicians and patients in the safe use of prescription medications and promote safe and effective pain management.

The Cleveland Clinic Way: Transforming Health Care throughout its Enterprise and Across the World

October 2018

How far would you go to prevent harm to your patients? During this webinar Dr. Aaron Hamilton director of patient safety and clinical risk at Cleveland Clinic shares how the Cleveland Clinic Way is providing the foundation and practical tools to drive world class outcomes, innovation, and continuous improvement.

Innovations in Patient Safety in Primary Care

August 2018

Engaging patients and families in their health care can yield significant improvements in patient safety, care quality, and patient experience. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has developed a Guide to Improving Patient Safety in Primary Care Settings by Engaging Patients and Families. The Guide features four interventions to engage patients and families, leading to improved patient safety including, Be Prepared to Be Engaged, Create a Safe Medicine List Together, Teach-Back, and Warm Handoff Plus.

The Next Frontiers for Providing High-Value Care in Hospitals

July 2018

Dr. Chris Moriates, a hospital medicine physician (Associate Professor of Internal Medicine) and Assistant Dean for Health Care Value at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin, discusses current progress in improving value for patients in the hospital through initiatives to decrease low-value testing and treatments, and via tools that provide foundational education about value. He then explores the "next frontiers" to advance the movement of value.

Improving Care for Hospitalized Adults with Substance Use Disorder

November 2017

During this webinar Dr. Honora Englander, Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Improving Addiction Care Team (IMPACT) at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), will discuss how she developed IMPACT through understanding local needs and engaging OHSU leadership and community partners. Dr. Englander will provide an overview of the program and describe how a team-based approach is helping to improve care for adults with SUD.

Building High Value Care Bridges

August 2017

In this presentation, Dr. Chris Moriates, Assistant Dean for Health Care Value – a first of its kind position at a medical school – describes emerging work at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin and around the country to teach and engage trainees in health care value. Dr. Moriates highlights the importance of bridging educational and clinical environments and creating a high-value care culture. He introduces the brand new interactive and adaptive Dell Med Value-Based Health Care (VBHC) modules, which are freely available online for learners of all levels.