Guides/Reports

Oct 21, 2020
TrendWatch Chartbook analyzes the latest in hospital and health system trends. It is produced by the AHA. Charts will be updated semi-annually as new data become available. The last update was October 23, 2020.
Jul 14, 2020
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…
Jan 8, 2020
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…
Feb 6, 2018
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…
Jun 15, 2021
The AHA Living Learning Network (LLN) is creating a digital look book to showcase every aspect of the past year as we look back and reflect on the pandemic. Join us in this important effort by sharing photographs, commentaries and short stories that define the challenges, collaborations,…
May 17, 2021
AHA’s Future of Rural Health Care Task Force has released a report with recommendations for long-range solutions for improving rural health and health care in America. Read more for the innovative solutions and promising practices for care delivery, as well as models to ensure the…
Apr 20, 2021
Health care is increasingly moving to a digital platform. Recent major investments in health information technology, such as electronic health records and health information exchanges, have created enabling digital components that providers and vendors are leveraging for virtual health care…
Apr 14, 2021
Medicare patients who receive care in a hospital outpatient department (HOPD) are more likely to be poorer and have more severe chronic conditions than Medicare patients treated in an independent physician office (IPO), according to a study released today by the AHA. The study also specifically…
Mar 22, 2021
For America’s hospitals, positive margins create the ability to invest in new facilities, treatments, and technologies to better care for patients, and to build reserves to be ready for a future made highly uncertain due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mar 10, 2021
FEMA has established the Civil Rights Advisory Group as part of the agency’s commitment to the COVID-19 vaccination mission amid the ongoing battle against the pandemic.