Pathways to the future

AHA News

“Hospitals are at a crossroads as we move to the future,” says AHA Executive Vice President Rick Pollack in this brief AHA News podcast. “Everybody is trying to determine what the best pathway is to that future, and there are multiple pathways.”

Pollack will become the AHA’s next president and CEO I... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: population health, Community health, Triple Aim, culture of safety, governance

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

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

Diverse field is united in pursuing the Triple Aim, says AHA chairman

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The hospital field is broad and diverse, and each organization may bring its own solutions to the challenges presented in its community, says AHA Chairman Jonathan Perlin, M.D. But he says the field shares a unifying goal – pursuit of the Triple Aim in health care.

“It’s an important year for the AHA in... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Triple Aim

Lighten Up Nashua kicks off fourth year of weight-loss program

AHA News

St. Joseph Hospital of Nashua, N.H., this week launched the fourth year of Lighten Up Nashua, a free community online weight-loss program designed to motivate area residents to improve their eating habits and get more exercise.

Since the program began in 2012, more than 18,000 participants have lost more... read more

Topics: Advocacy and Public Policy, Community Health
Tags: quality care, population health, Triple Aim, Redefining the H

2014 … strong leadership in a changing health care world

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Strong, effective, valued – key attributes for hospitals serving their communities in a rapidly changing health care delivery environment spurred by coverage expansion, care coordination and redesign, new payment models and a growing focus on community health and care outside the hospital. They are... read more

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

Hospitals are collaborating with their communities to improve care, lower cost

AHA News

Hospitals are experimenting with a novel way to improve American health care – they’re treating fewer patients.

Consider Boston Children's Hospital, which recently invested $5.6 million in community health efforts after deciding it could do more to advance kids' health by keeping them out of the... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tag: Triple Aim

Podcast: AHA board member Gene Woods discusses hospitals' changing brand

AHA News

In this audio podcast, AHA board member Gene Woods, Christus Health’s executive vice president and chief operating officer in Irving, Texas, describes hospitals’ changing brand. To listen, click here

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Triple Aim

Podcast: McNally says plenty of good news, but still much more for hospitals to do

AHA News

In this podcast, hear AHA board member Kimbery McNally discuss how hospitals can prepare for their future role in health care. To listen, click here.

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Triple Aim

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