Hospital people are the heroes of America's health care, says ProMedica's Randy Oostra

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The Class of 2018 profiles the women and men who joined the AHA board this year.

 

It’s the laying on of skilled hands carried out in the finest ethic of curing and caring that makes hospitals the special places they are, says Randy Oostra, president and CEO of ProMedica in Toledo, Ohio.

But he worries... read more

Topics: Advocacy and Public Policy, Community Health
Tags: governance, leadership

Redefining the 'H' commands AHA board's attention, says AHA trustee Bruce Lawrence

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The Class of 2018 profiles the women and men who joined the AHA board this year.

The amount of change going on in health care today is greater than anything INTEGRIS President and CEO Bruce Lawrence has seen in his 35 years in the field. Redefining the hospital’s role in this changing health care world... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Medicare, Redefining the H, governance, leadership, VBP

Redefining the 'H'

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As National Hospital Week draws to a close it is worth reflecting on how those blue and white signs with the big "H" have always carried the promise of help, hope and healing. The hospital of the future will continue to extend that promise, but in new ways that will be less about a building and more about... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Redefining the H

AHA Honors 2016 Award Winners

AHA News

At last week’s AHA Annual Membership Meeting, the association recognized people and organizations that improve America’s health care. Among the major awards presented at the meeting were:

The Distinguished Service Award. The AHA’s highest honor was presented to William Petasnick, who served as AHA... read more

Topics: Advocacy and Public Policy, Community Health
Tags: Community health, Community Connections, leadership

Hospitals, post-acute care providers look to the future

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Post-acute care (PAC) providers are critical partners in the transition toward a more integrated, value-based delivery system, panelists said at a May 1 special AHA Annual meeting briefing.

Panelists described the new partnerships emerging between hospitals and PAC providers and the regulatory thicket... read more

Topics: Advocacy and Public Policy, Community Health
Tags: administrative simplification, clinical integration, bundled payment

Massachusetts General Hospital receives Foster McGaw Prize

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Foster McGaw

Foster McGaw Prize recipient. Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston received the 2015 Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service May 3 at the AHA Annual Membership Meeting. Pictured here are Massachusetts General Hospital President and CEO Peter Slavin, M.D., and AHA Immediate Past... read more

Topics: Advocacy and Public Policy, Community Health
Tags: Community health, Community Connections, awards

William Petasnick receives Distinguished Service Award

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Distinguished Service Award

Distinguished Service Award. AHA Chairman Jim Skogsbergh (left) presented the AHA’s 2016 Distinguished Service Award to William Petasnick, president and CEO emeritus of Froedtert Health in Milwaukee, and a former AHA chairman. Petsnick received the award May 2 at the AHA Annual Membership Meeting in... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: awards, leadership

Why health systems should invest in their internal pharmacy enterprise

AHA News

By Scott J. Knoer
and Steve Rough

 

As we shift our focus from volume to value on our quest to improve population health, we must invest in programs that reduce costs while improving outcomes, quality, safety and the patient experience for all patients we serve. When integrated across the continuum of... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tag: drug prices

Say 'ahhh' to doctor 400 miles away

AHA News

A physician with Rice Medical Center in rural Eagle Lake, Texas, can treat students nearly 400 miles away in tiny Sheffield (population 600) via telemedicine. His virtual tool-belt includes an electronic stethoscope that enables him to hear a patient’s heartbeat in real time and a high-definition camera... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: Community health, Community Connections, rural, Critical Access Hospitals, telemedicine

The Joint Commission seeks to clarify 'misperceptions' of its pain standards

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The Joint Commission’s pain standards are unfairly blamed for the current prescription opioid epidemic because of “misperceptions” of what it requires hospitals and other accredited institutions to do, says David Baker, M.D., The Joint Commission’s executive vice president for health care quality... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality, measurement, Program Integrity, Behavioral health, chronic conditions, advanced illness care

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