The Value Initiative

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-…
May 17, 2018
The 19th Annual Not-for-Profit Health Care Investor Conference kicks off today in New York City, providing an important opportunity for not-for-profit health systems to maintain a dialogue with investors.   The conference, sponsored by AHA, Citi and the Healthcare Financial Management…
May 10, 2018
Connecting health systems and community-based organizations to improve outcomes OSF HealthCare uses the software platform, Iris™, to connect clinicians and CBOs to follow patients in both health care and community settings to ensure they receive the services they need to support their health…
May 7, 2018
Hospitals and health systems are embracing the move to value-based care and enhancing affordability, writes Nancy Agee, president and CEO of Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, VA, and 2018 chair of the AHA Board of Trustees, in a commentary published Saturday in Modern Healthcare. “The goal is to provide…
May 7, 2018
Watch the video AHA Chair Nancy Howell Agee yesterday said that the health care field needs “to transform” and “find ways to deliver care that provides value and is affordable.” In her investiture address at the AHA Annual Membership Meeting, Agee spoke about the AHA’s Value Initiative and…
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…
May 7, 2018
Hospitals should make available for review by the public specific information in a meaningful format about what they charge for services. from Hospital Billing and Collection Practices: Statement of Principles and Guidelines by the Board of Trustees of the AHA
Making Charges Transparent: Things to Consider Present charge information in a way that is understandable to and usable by the general public. The hospital, for example, could present the average charges for the top DRGs and the most frequently performed outpatient procedures and services at…
May 4, 2018
APPLY TO BE A MENTOR! Lend your expertise to help shape the future of health care.
Are You? A senior level leaders in health care (CEO, COO, CMO, etc.) at an AHA member hospital or health system Passionate about coaching, guiding and supporting emerging leaders? Available to serve as a mentor for the length of the nine month Fellowship (October 2018 – July 2019) If so, we’…
May 4, 2018
LEAD IMPROVEMENT IN HEALTH CARE VALUE Learn Innovative Approaches to Transform Health & Health Care, Discover Value, and Manage Uncertainty
Health care is changing at a rapid pace, moving from a system that rewards volume to one that promotes and rewards value. America’s hospitals and health systems are transforming to meet the changing needs of our patients and our communities. It is vital that future health care leaders have the…
May 4, 2018
Join a network of over 100 distinguished AHA Health Care Transformation Fellows!
Health care is changing at a rapid pace, moving from a system that rewards volume to one that promotes and rewards value. America’s hospitals and health systems are transforming to meet the changing needs of our patients and our communities. It is vital that future health care leaders have the…