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Nov 16, 2016
Millions of Americans living in vulnerable rural and urban communities depend upon their hospital as an important, and often only, source of care. However, these communities and their hospitals face many challenges. As the hospital field engages in its most significant transformation to date…
Aug 20, 2018
*/ Our Vision A society of healthy communities who partner together through teamwork and communication to reach their highest for potential for health. Our Mission To foster a TeamSTEPPS movement that transforms teams of experts into an expert team. AHA Team Training educates, convenes…
Jul 17, 2018
*/ The first ICD-10-CM codes for classifying human trafficking abuse have been released. See below for the latest coding resources. Factsheet Human trafficking is a public health concern many hospitals and health systems are combating every day. It is a crime, occurring when a trafficker…
May 4, 2018
2014 Advocacy Issue Paper Achieving Price Transparency for Consumers: A Toolkit for Hospitals (July 2014) Price Transparency Efforts Accelerate: What Hospitals and Other Stakeholders Are Doing to Support Consumers, TrendWatch (July 2014) A Message to AHA Members: Price Transparency Board…
Mar 15, 2018
Introduction Health care is changing as never before. New reimbursement models, pressure to reduce costs, increased emphasis on prevention and relentless focus on the patient experience and clinical outcomes require attention to patients and families in new ways. As hospitals, health systems and…
Mar 12, 2018
Hospital Associations Amicus Brief in 340B Appeal (February 22, 2018) AHA's Appeal Brief re 340B Payment Reductions (February 15, 2018) 340B Appeal: Court grants Associations, Hospitals Motion to Expedite (January 30, 2018) 340B Motion to Expedite: Associations, Hospitals Reply (January 22, 2018…
Feb 26, 2018
Rural Health Grants There are numerous rural health grant opportunities aimed at improving the quality of health care in rural areas—made available to hospitals in the form of public grants, federally-funded demonstration projects, and private grants. The single best resource for federal funding…
Feb 22, 2018
The AHA, HRET and ACHI are working to support hospitals and health systems as they address social determinants of health, eliminate health care disparities and provide comprehensive care to every patient in every community—all of which improve community health. We are currently developing a series…
Feb 22, 2018
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Jan 18, 2018
Clinician well-being is essential for safe, high-quality patient care. However, clinicians of all kinds and in various care settings are experiencing alarming rates of burnout. Burnout is a syndrome characterized by a high degree of emotional exhaustion and depersonalization as well as a low sense…