Issue Brief

Mar 4, 2020
This issue brief examines how hospitals and health systems are utilizing telehealth to improve patient outcomes and the patient experience, and reduce cost.
Dec 11, 2019
This issue brief examines how integration can take various forms based on provider, patient and community needs and how telebehavioral health can help in areas with shortages of behavioral health professionals.
Oct 9, 2019
The AHA Physician Alliance strives to equip physician leaders with strategies to improve the health of clinicians and reduce administrative burden.  
Oct 9, 2019
The AHA Physician Alliance regularly convenes senior physician executives as part of its Physician Leadership Circle for high-level conversations around issues facing physician leaders.
Oct 9, 2019
The AHA Physician Alliance frames all resources and services within three fundamental values: Lead Well. Be Well. Care Well., and through its “Five Questions” podcast, regularly engages physician leaders on these three values. Explore these issue briefs related to this podcast. To listen to these…
Oct 8, 2019
Physician Alliance issue briefs on Addressing Burnout, Discussions with Clinical Leaders, Physician Leadership Circle, and Disruptive Strategies to Implement Now.
Sep 18, 2019
Hospitals and health systems are where the most complex care is provided for ill and injured patients. Yet spending on inpatient and outpatient care has grown more slowly than spending on other health services. Hospitals and health systems have worked hard to provide the best value to patients and…
Aug 22, 2019
The U.S. spends $909 billion annually on patients with serious illness, such as cancer, COPD or dementia.  Palliative care – a specialized care model for individuals living with serious illness - is an effective approach to address patients’ medical and psychosocial needs while reducing cost…
Apr 30, 2019
A variety of public policy proposals to expand health coverage and contain costs have been suggested that are often characterized as “single payer” approaches. The most popular is often referred to as “Medicare for All.” Moreover, “Medicare for All” is a term that is used interchangeably, and could…
Apr 24, 2019
Improving the health of individuals—and their neighborhoods and communities as a whole—is one of the most complex and pressing challenges in health care today. Given the inextricable link between affordable, quality housing and good health, housing is one area that hospitals and health systems are…