Redefining the H

Jun 21, 2018
Spotlight Health – the health care-focused opening segment of the annual Aspen Ideas Festival – kicks off today in Colorado. The three-day event features a diverse mix of sessions, with more than 125 presenters, 80 sessions spread over five tracks – The Cutting Edge of Medicine and Science;…
Jun 5, 2018
At the recent Not-for-Profit Health Care Investor Conference in New York City, more than 25 not-for-profit health systems had the opportunity to discuss with potential investors how they are redefining the “H” and working toward the goal of transforming health care. The conference, now in its 19th…
Jun 1, 2018
“If your only defense against invading armies is a moat, you will not last long. What matters is the pace of innovation. That is the fundamental determinant of competitiveness.” That’s a recent quote from Tesla co-founder Elon Musk referring to an economic theory that promotes buffers, or “moats,”…
May 18, 2018
Health care is changing as the march from volume to value moves forward. And hospitals and health systems are redefining the “H” to meet the demands of the moment, and of the future, in a way that is even more responsive to our patients and communities.   As this movement continues, hospitals…
May 11, 2018
This week we hosted yet another first rate AHA Annual Membership Meeting as more than 1,200 hospital and health system leaders from around the country converged on Washington, D.C.   There, they heard from leaders in health policy such as Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, who…
May 7, 2018
Watch the video Health care is facing a period of unprecedented transformation as new entrants seek to disrupt the field and reduce friction for patients, providing an opportunity for hospitals and health systems to reimagine and redefine themselves for the future, AHA President and CEO Rick…
Mar 9, 2018
Health care is changing…and hospitals and health systems are transforming to meet the evolving needs of our patients and communities. As I wrote this week in the New York Times, communities will always turn to their local hospital in times of disasters, outbreaks and tragedies. Whether it is the…
Feb 21, 2018
Perhaps the biggest challenge facing the AHA board is to “define the future” for hospitals and health systems, says AHA board member Doug Cropper, president and CEO of Genesis Health System in Davenport, Iowa. Cropper notes that America’s hospitals are continually transforming to meet the changing…
Jan 30, 2018
Too many decision makers in Washington, D.C. don’t understand what it is like for a small rural or frontier hospital to provide care in a rurally isolated region of the country, says Christina Campos, the administrator of 10-bed Guadalupe County Hospital in tiny Santa Rosa, N.M. She says federal…
Jan 23, 2018
When hospital and health system leaders from across the nation come to the 2018 AHA Annual Membership Meeting, May 6-9, in Washington, D.C., they will make their voices heard on Capitol Hill about the issues that concern them, like protecting resources dedicated to quality care and fighting to…