Report: Hospital spending growth lowest in 28 years

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National spending for hospital care grew just 0.8% over the 12 months that ended in June, the lowest rate since at least January 1989, according to the latest report from Altarum Institute's Center for Sustainable Health Spending. National health spending growth fell to 4.0% for the second quarter of... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Triple Aim

AHA issues resource for engaging hospital volunteers to support the Triple Aim

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The AHA and its Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals today released a guide to help hospitals and health systems develop strategic volunteer services to support the Triple Aim of improving the patient experience of care, improving the health of populations, and reducing the per... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tag: Triple Aim

AHA chairman calls on hospital leaders to continue to advance health in America

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In a rapidly changing health care environment, all hospitals seek a path forward that “leads to better health outcomes, better services at lower cost,” AHA Chairman Jim Skogsbergh said Sunday, following his investiture at the AHA Annual Membership Meeting in Washington, D.C. “But how each of us gets to... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Community health, Triple Aim

AHA guide offers 'Triple Aim' strategies to improve behavioral health care

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A new report from the AHA’s Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence initiative describes strategies, action steps and examples for hospitals, health systems and community stakeholders working to develop a well-coordinated, accessible, affordable and accountable system for delivering behavioral health care.... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: Triple Aim, Behavioral health

AHA issues principles for creating a care delivery system to achieve the Triple Aim

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A new report from the AHA’s 2015 Committees on Research and Performance Improvement identifies seven principles for building a care delivery system to achieve the Triple Aim – improving the patient experience of care, improving the health of populations, and reducing costs. The report illustrates how... read more

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

Post-acute care leaders brief Congress on need for regulatory relief

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Post-acute care providers play an essential role in new care delivery models, but relief from burdensome regulations is needed so they can continue innovations that bring value to patients, a panel of post-acute leaders told congressional staff today at an AHA-sponsored briefing on Capitol Hill. Bill... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: quality improvement, value-based purchasing, Triple Aim, regulation

Study: Slower health spending last decade driven by slower growth in cost per case

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Annual growth in per capita spending for health care fell by 2.3 percentage points ($154) between 2000-2005 and 2005-2010, driven by slower growth in cost per case, according to a study by the Department of Commerce published this week in Health Affairs. Slower growth in spending for circulatory... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Triple Aim

Reminder: Monday deadline to apply for health care transformation fellowship

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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: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality improvement, Triple Aim

Perlin calls for rededication to the "Triple Aim"

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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

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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

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