Guides/Reports

TrendWatch Chartbook analyzes the latest in hospital and health system trends. It is produced by the AHA. Charts will be updated annually as new data become available. The last update was August 30, 2022.
Improving the health of their communities is at the heart of every hospital’s mission. For example, tax-exempt hospitals annually demonstrate accountability to the communities they serve by reporting to IRS on the benefits they provide to their community using the IRS Form 990 Schedule H and making…
America’s hospitals and health systems are at the center of their communities, both as providers of critical services and as large – and often the largest – employers. They train tomorrow’s health care providers and cultivate future leaders by building and expanding their dynamic workforces to…
EY was commissioned by the American Hospital Association to analyze the federal revenue forgone due to the tax exemption of non-profit hospitals as well as the community benefits they provide. This study presents estimates for 2016, the most recent year for which community benefit information is…
Burnout is defined as a workplace “syndrome characterized by high emotional exhaustion, high-depersonalization and a low sense of personal accomplishment” and for several decades has been recognized as an urgent issue for health care workers. The COVID-19 pandemic amplified this problem, creating…
Hospitals and health systems play critical roles in preserving access to care for patients in rural America. They have increasingly stepped up to fill voids in access to care by reinvesting through access points like hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs). These sites of care provide essential…
The 2023 AHA Environmental Scan details data and trends that have implications for the health care field for the coming year and beyond. The Scan will help your staff, leadership and board strategize and plan for the future.
Strong leadership is essential for informing and supporting professional shared governance. Effective leaders use the structures of professional governance to build a culture of excellence, where interprofessional teams can exercise accountability for service delivery that advances patient outcomes.
As organizations rethink their approaches to recruitment and retention, many are expanding on the strategic relationships that exist between clinical settings and educational institutions to advance mutual interests and priorities.