Standards/Guidelines

The following guidelines outline how all hospitals and health systems can best serve their patients and communities. They underscore hospitals’ commitment to ensuring that conversations about financial obligations do not impede care, while recognizing that determinations around financial assistance…
This document recommends guidelines for providers of any systems that use artificial intelligence (AI), whether those systems have been created from scratch or built on top of tools and services provided by others. Implementing these guidelines will help providers build AI systems that function as…
Hospitals and health systems face many pressures to increase the scale of their operations. To help mitigate these challenges, hospitals are considering a range of partnership, merger, and acquisition possibilities to gain new capabilities, realize new efficiencies, and spread costs over a larger…
Guidelines Recommended by Cincinnati Expecting Success Race, Ethnicity, & Language (REAL) Data Collection Workgroup.
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As the COVID-19 surge wanes in different parts of the country, patients’ pent up demand to resume their elective surgeries will be immense. To ensure patients can have elective surgeries as soon as safely possible, the AHA, American College of Surgeons (ACS), American Society of Anesthesiologists (…
FAQ on how to borrow items from the library collection at the American Hospital Association's Resource Center
Hospital and health care executives have a unique role to play in social media execution. Recognizing the importance of social media is the first step in taking your hospital into the digital world. Understanding the value and the potential of this medium can help leverage your community benefit…
POLICY PURPOSE This policy describes how the American Hospital Association (AHA or Association) makes use of Social Media and how AHA employees manage AHA-branded Social Media accounts. DEFINITIONS “Social Media” refers to a website or platform that allows the creation and exchange of user-…
Introduction Hospitals and health systems are responsible for protecting the privacy and confidentiality of their patients and patient information. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) regulations established national privacy standards for health care information…