When Less is Really More

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Hospitals and health systems have a responsibility to encourage appropriate and consistent use of health care resources and give caregivers the tools to better communicate with patients about appropriate use. 

As part of our effort to drive appropriate use of medical resources, the AHA’s Physician... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality improvement, quality care, Triple Aim, preparedness

Where Miracles Happen

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During National Hospital Week, we celebrate the special commitment of each hospital to the community it serves. This year’s theme, “Where Miracles Happen Every Day,” reminds us that we have a special privilege: to help our neighbors achieve, maintain and reclaim their health. Many thanks to the women and... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Access and Coverage, Community Health
Tags: quality care, Triple Aim

Health system shares community health improvement lessons

AHA News

Allegiance Health in Jackson, Mich., is in the “messy middle” of moving from being a provider of “sick care” to a community wellness-based system, says president and CEO Georgia Fojtasek.

She described its “journey of transformation” toward achieving the “Triple Aim” of health care at an AHA Annual... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: population health, Community Connections, Triple Aim, Redefining the H

Annual meeting briefing looks at innovative approaches to address behavioral health issues

AHA News

Integrate services, diversify programs and collaborate with others in your community to improve care for people suffering from mental health illness or substance abuse, hospital leaders said yesterday at an AHA Annual Membership Meeting briefing on behavioral health care.

Taking place during National... read more

Topics: Advocacy and Public Policy, Community Health
Tags: Triple Aim, Redefining the H

Perlin calls for rededication to the "Triple Aim"

AHA News Now

In his investiture address as AHA chairman, Jonathan Perlin, M.D., called for a “rededication to the Triple Aim” of improving the patient experience of care (including quality and satisfaction), improving the health of populations and reducing the per capita cost of health care. “We can’t have a... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality improvement, population health, Triple Aim

Report: Hospitals aggressively tackling the Triple Aim

AHA News Now

Hospitals across the country are aggressively tackling performance improvement, and evidence shows that their efforts are working, according to a report released today by the AHA. The report highlights multiple areas where hospitals are improving care, encouraging healthier lifestyles and reducing costs.... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: quality improvement, Triple Aim

Perlin calls for rededication to the 'Triple Aim'

AHA News

In his investiture address as AHA chairman, Jonathan Perlin, M.D., yesterday called for a “rededication to the Triple Aim” of improving the patient experience of care (including quality and satisfaction), improving the health of populations and reducing the per capita cost of health care. 

“We can’t have... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Triple Aim

Reminder: Apply for AHA health care transformation fellowship by June 1

AHA News Now

Senior health care leaders may apply through June 1 to participate in the next AHA Health Care Transformation Fellowship, a nine-month program designed to give participants knowledge, tools and connections to transform their health care organizations. Through in-person learning retreats, webinars,... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: quality improvement, Triple Aim

Patients Want Coordinated Care

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Today’s Wall Street Journal editorial confuses the comfort of the status quo with what consumers really want – care that’s coordinated enough to achieve the triple aim. Coordination doesn’t just happen, it requires teamwork that often works best when everyone is under the same ownership umbrella. 

Why?... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Triple Aim

AHA fellowship helps senior leaders transform health care

AHA News Now

Senior health care leaders may apply through June 1 to participate in the next AHA Health Care Transformation Fellowship, a nine-month program designed to give participants knowledge, tools and connections to transform their health care organizations. Through in-person learning retreats, webinars,... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Triple Aim, Redefining the H

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