Care Delivery

Feb 12, 2020
The AHA invites rural hospitals and health systems to participate in the Better Maternal Outcomes Rapid Improvement Network — a free, six-month program focused on maternal outcomes and respectful care.
Feb 6, 2020
There is no risk-free setting for giving birth, whether at home, a birth center or a hospital, according to a report released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Each birth setting has both risks and benefits, the study committee found. 
Dec 3, 2019
A new AHA Center for Health Innovation Market Insights report, “AI and Care Delivery,” examines what hospital and health system leaders need to build a powerful AI infrastructure of people, policies, resources and technology. The report also explores ways to reimagine care delivery with AI…
Nov 15, 2019
This AHA Center for Health Innovation, Market Insights report walks hospital and health system leaders through the why and how of successfully integrating AI-powered technologies into their care delivery operations to improve health outcomes and lower costs at each stage of the care cycle.
Nov 15, 2019
AI’s potential to improve outcomes and lower costs in care delivery is too important to ignore. This discussion guide identifies issues and key strategic questions leaders should consider to successfully integrate AI-powered technologies into their care delivery operations.
Oct 28, 2019
With CVS Health’s launch of several HealthHUB stores and plans to launch other outlets in Boston, Dallas/Fort Worth, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia, many have been speculating about whether the company’s strategy is now centered on primary care.
Oct 14, 2019
In an attempt to lower cost and improve quality, Walmart on Jan. 1 will launch a “featured providers” pilot to incentivize workers to choose higher-quality physicians. Workers who opt for the featured providers program will pay less out of pocket. If successful, the program will expand.
Oct 1, 2019
In what could be the first step toward a larger-scale play down the road, Amazon recently launched a pilot virtual primary care program called Amazon Care to give some of its Seattle-area employees and their families quicker access to care without the need for an appointment. Assuming the pilot…
May 28, 2019
Optum, part of UnitedHealth Group, recently invested $16 million in Health at Scale, a California-based startup using machine learning to help risk-bearing entities determine the highest-quality provider and hospital at the lowest cost. Health at Scale offers a suite of services, including building…
Apr 9, 2019
Health care is changing rapidly. The rise of consumerism, the digital economy, precision medicine, predictive analytics, artificial intelligence, new high-tech entrants to the health care sector and affordability pressures all serve as catalysts for change. And America’s hospitals and health…