Capacity Planning

Dec 15, 2022
In November, the American Hospital Association hosted a panel session discussing the “next wave of emergency preparedness,” at Becker’s 10th Annual CEO + CFO Roundtable in Chicago. This session centered on three priority areas that health care leaders must address to prepare, respond and recover…
Nov 18, 2022
Rural America is in crisis. A spike in suicides and deaths by substance abuse has strained communities already struggling with a lack of clinical and inpatient resources.
Nov 1, 2022
This report documents the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) findings related specifically to prior authorization and payment delays and denials. This work is informed by two large surveys of hospitals, as well as interviews and group discussions with hundreds of hospital and health system…
Jan 11, 2022
This is a compendium of case examples of AHA members from across the country employing the nine emerging strategies recommended by the association’s Task Force on Ensuring Access in Vulnerable Communities.
Oct 14, 2021
GE Healthcare Partners, in partnership with Oregon-based Apprise Health Insight, launched a first-of-its-kind tool for addressing hospital capacity and critical resource management.
Jul 26, 2021
Nationwide Children’s launched a national movement On Our Sleeves to break stigmas around children’s mental health in 2018, and in March 2020 opened Big Lots Behavioral health pavilion.
Jul 9, 2021
This Transformation Talks video covers flexing and prioritizing spaces, anticipating changes to minimize the spread of this airborne illness and more.
Apr 21, 2021
Access to behavioral health care unfortunately remains difficult due to the shortage of providers, stigma, lack of a true connected continuum of care, and more. This series of case studies featuring the innovative work of hospitals and health systems and their community partners, details how…
Apr 20, 2021
WakeMed Health & Hospitals faced a behavioral health crisis in the system’s seven emergency departments in 2017. Patients waited for days to get access to acute inpatient services. Today, a high-performance, multidisciplinary network of inpatient, outpatient and community-benefit…
Apr 20, 2021
In Tampa Bay and West Central Florida, 1 in 6 people live with depression and 1 in 12 have a substance use disorder. Leaders from a broad representation of health care systems, agencies, elected officials, insurance companies, large employers and community service agencies recognized that they…