Standards/Guidelines

Oct 15, 2020
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…
Sep 14, 2021
Guidelines Recommended by Cincinnati Expecting Success Race, Ethnicity, & Language (REAL) Data Collection Workgroup.
Jun 16, 2020
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Apr 17, 2020
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 (…
Dec 11, 2018
FAQ on how to borrow items from the library collection at the American Hospital Association's Resource Center
Apr 2, 2018
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…
Apr 2, 2018
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-…
Mar 8, 2018
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…
Feb 2, 2018
Prior to 2017, AHA had a voluntary registration program for any institution that met its registration requirements for hospitals. Membership in the American Hospital Association was not a prerequisite. AHA’s registration program was phased out in 2017 and has been replaced by a new AHA definition…