Value Initiative

Feb 13, 2018
Hospital and health system leaders must continue to focus on internal and community partnerships that drive the most affordable, accessible and social changes possible in a population health environment, a panel of hospital and health system leaders said at a recent AHA Executive Forum in Chicago…
Feb 15, 2018
The American Hospital Association cordially invites you to join the AHA Executive Forum in Philadelphia: Addressing Affordability Through the Lens of Value. Join the American Hospital Association (AHA), expert thought leaders and your health care executive peers to explore various strategies your…
Feb 2, 2018
Actions to Strengthen Our Health Care System and Our Nation’s Finances
The Problem: The current growth rate for health care spending is a central area of focus for policymakers. A number of factors contribute to the rise in spending, including changing demographics and the aging of the baby boom generation, the growth in chronic illness, advances in medical…
Feb 2, 2018
Actions to Strengthen Our Health Care System and Our Nation’s Finances
Executive Summary The Problem: The current growth rate for health care spending is a central area of focus for policymakers. The growth in Medicare and Medicaid spending is contributing to the nation’s debt and deficit. Today, Medicare costs about $560 billion annually. And the Congressional…
Feb 1, 2018
The Members in Action series highlights how hospitals and health systems are implementing new value-based strategies to improve health care affordability. This includes the work described below to implement operational solutions.  
Edgerton Hospital and Health Services – Edgerton, WI Geothermal Energy System Improves Care and Saves Money Edgerton (WI) Hospital and Health Services is the first critical access hospital in the country to install a geothermal system, which relies on the earth’s…
Feb 1, 2018
The Members in Action series highlights how hospitals and health systems are implementing new value-based strategies to improve health care affordability. This includes the work described below to improve quality and outcomes.  
Parkland Health & Hospital System – Dallas, TX Self-Care IV Therapy Program Parkland Health & Hospital System, launched a program that allows certain patients, rather than medical professionals, to self-administer long-term antibiotics. This has allowed Parkland to…
Feb 1, 2018
The Members in Action series highlights how hospitals and health systems are implementing new value-based strategies to improve health care affordability. This includes the work described below to manage risk and new payment models.  
Mount Sinai Health System – New York, NY Joint Replacement Bundled Payment Program At Mount Sinai Health System, patients in the joint replacement program have a single point of contact – beginning before admission, to surgery preparation through the recovery process…
Feb 1, 2018
The Members in Action series highlights how hospitals and health systems are implementing new value-based strategies to improve health care affordability. This includes the work described below to redesign the delivery system.  
University of Mississippi Medical Center – Jackson, MS Remote Patient Monitoring Program University of Mississippi Medical Center initiated a Diabetes Telehealth Network pilot program to treat patients in the Mississippi Delta region, one of the most impoverished areas in…
Feb 1, 2018
   
AHA's Issue briefs frame the issue of affordability and can be used by hospitals and health systems to initiate conversations with stakeholders in their communities. Areas of focus include examination of the cost drivers in the system and debunking the "myths" of what are driving health care costs…