The Value Initiative

Jun 29, 2018
Please join the American Hospital Association (AHA) and leading organizations across the country to explore various ways hospitals and health systems are innovating to enhance value and address new entrants to the health care field.
Jun 27, 2018
Members in Action: Improve Quality and Patient Outcomes Ochsner Health System – Jefferson, LA Ochsner Health System is breaking new ground by implementing an early-warning system aided by artificial intelligence (AI) designed to proactively prompt clinicians to intervene in a patient’s care.…
Jun 14, 2018
The Value Initiative Case Study - Members in Action
In response to frustration by patients, nurses and pharmacy staff regarding timely delivery of medications to nursing units, Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas implemented a volunteer pharmacy courier program. The program decreases wait times for patients to receive their medications and…
Jun 8, 2018
The AHA today released a new resource highlighting the importance of addressing the social determinants of health. The PowerPoint presentation includes an overview of the social determinants of health, which include housing, food, education, transportation, violence, social support, employment…
Jun 7, 2018
The Value Initiative Case Study - Members in Action
  To decrease operating expenses and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Boston Medical Center buys electricity from a solar farmland in North Carolina, as part of a renewable energy project with two other Boston-based entities. Since 2011, through a wide range of energy-saving efforts, BMC…
Jun 1, 2018
Hospital and health system leaders are invited to apply for the AHA’s Health Care System Transformation Fellowship. This year’s nine-month program is strategically aligning with AHA’s Value Initiative to provide training in leadership and value-based strategies that can be used to tackle the key…
May 31, 2018
This infographic highlights how hospitals and health systems are taking the lead in addressing affordability.
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May 17, 2018
Meeting patients’ needs in the comfort of their homes
Clinch Valley Medical Center’s Bridge Program helps improve patients’ health, decrease readmissions and reduce costs. Team members make home visits to recently discharged patients to address upstream health issues and social determinants of health that may hinder patients’ recovery and well-…