Ensuring Access in Vulnerable Communities

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In a report released today, an AHA task force unveiled a set of nine strategies for maintaining access to health care services in vulnerable communities. Comprised of 29 hospital and health system leaders and state hospital association CEOs, the task force held meetings, heard from policymakers and... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: quality care, population health, Community benefit, Community health, Redefining the H, access, care coordination, prevention

New Report: Creating a Care Delivery System to Achieve the Triple Aim

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Hospitals and health care systems are striving to achieve the Triple Aim—improving the patient experience, improving the health of populations and reducing the cost of health care. To achieve these goals, hospital leaders are designing new care delivery systems. Adoption of these new systems can be... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Access and Coverage
Tags: quality care, patient safety, Triple Aim, access, culture of safety, leadership, patient and family engagement, care coordination

#123forEquity Pledge to Act Campaign

AHA News

Click here to view a video message from AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack and AHA Chair-elect Designate Gene Woods, president and chief operating officer of Christus Health, on the #123forEquity Pledge to Act Campaign to eliminate health care disparities.

The AHA is urging every hospital to commit to... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Access and Coverage, Community Health
Tags: quality care, population health, Community health, equity, patient and family engagement

Accelerating Equity

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Every patient expects and deserves the highest level of care. To successfully provide that care, and to improve the community’s overall health, hospitals must act to respond to our nation’s demographic shift. That’s why more than 700 hospitals have already signed onto the AHA’s #123for Equity Pledge to... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Access and Coverage, Community Health
Tags: quality care, diversity, equity, access, workforce

Hospitals Take Pledge to Eliminate Health Care Disparities

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To meet the changing needs of their communities, hospitals and health systems are working hard to make sure that every individual receives the highest quality of care. To achieve that goal as our nation becomes increasingly diverse, it is imperative that we redouble our efforts to identify and eliminate... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Access and Coverage, Advocacy and Public Policy, Community Health
Tags: quality improvement, quality care, quality, diversity, equity, leadership, workforce

Where Hospital Health Plans Excel

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Hospitals are constantly assessing new ways to meet the needs of the patients and communities they serve and to provide the best possible care. Some have chosen to offer provider-sponsored health plans to patients in an effort to improve quality and reduce costs. A recent study by HealthPocket showed... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: quality care, Coverage, access, clinical integration, care coordination

AHA urges Congress to reject any effort to redirect Veterans Choice funding

AHA News

In a letter to the House Veterans Affairs Committee, the AHA June 24 urged Congress to reject any request by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to redirect funding for the Veterans Choice Program to other VA programs. The AHA sent the letter the day before the committee held a hearing on the VA’s... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: quality care, access

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

National Mental Health Awareness Month: Care at the right place - the BayCare Behavioral Health story

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When a person  needs behavioral health care, so many questions pop up – who do they turn to, what kind of care do they need, how long it will last, how much it will cost?  These questions can seem overwhelming in such a vulnerable time, but sometimes getting the right care can be as easy as going to your... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: quality care, population health, Community health, access, Mental health, Behavioral health

Burwell to hospitals: Your partnership key to better quality, value

AHA News

Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell today called on hospital leaders to work with her department on Medicare payment reforms that are linked to better quality and value. “You can send no stronger message on the value of payment reform than to set your own targets,” Burwell... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: quality care, accountable care organizations, patient safety, Medicare, Coverage

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