Advancing Health Podcast

Advancing Health is the American Hospital Association’s podcast series. Podcasts will feature conversations with hospital and health system leaders on a variety of issues that impact patients and communities. Look for new episodes directly from your mobile device by using SoundCloud. You can also listen to the podcasts directly by clicking below.

Latest Podcasts

Jul 9, 2020

AHA has tracked the stories of several rural community hospitals as part of our coverage of COVID-19. Those stories and their podcasts may be found on the AHA website. As part of this series we share how rural hospitals have found new ways of delivering care to patients under COVID-19. Today, we hear from Brian Evans, CEO of Clarke County Hospital in Osceola, Iowa and Corey Martin, senior director at the Iowa Hospital Association, who applied for and received funds to expand telehealth services to include home monitoring.


 

Jul 8, 2020

In this conversation, Elisa Arespacochaga, vice president of the AHA’s Physician Alliance and interim executive lead for the AHA’s Institute for Diversity an Health Equity, talks with two health system chief diversity officers about their efforts to learn more about the patients they are serving through REAL data collection, stratification and utilization. We’ll learn about REAL data and how it may present a clearer overall picture of the pandemic’s impact on specific communities. More is available at https://ifdhe.aha.org/.


 

Jun 24, 2020

As humans, we respond to our environment. The physical space around us can — and does — affect mood, energy, creatively and productivity. It also has a big effect on health care workspaces, where innovative new designs are responding to COVID-19, but also to longer term trends in hospital care..

Jun 17, 2020

In this podcast, Priya Bathija, vice president of The Value Initiative at the AHA, and Carol Vargas, Vice President, Integrated Care and Dr. Sylvia Romm, Chief Innovation Officer, both at Atlantic Health, discuss COVID-19’s impact on telehealth and integrated care.


 

Jun 10, 2020

With COVID-19 on the rise, hospitals and other organizations are leveraging technology to expand outreach to patients and communities. In this podcast, Priya Bathija, vice president of AHA’s The Value Initiative, speaks with Kaakpema Yelpaala, founder and CEO of access.mobile again about using mobile technology to address health needs, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.


 

Latest

Jun 4, 2020
In this podcast, Nancy Myers, vice president of leadership and system innovation at the AHA interviews, Nancy Combs, Henry Ford Health System’s director of community health integration.
May 28, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about new challenges for health care providers including the way teams communicate and work together.
May 27, 2020
Parkview Health’s efforts to improve the physical environment, engage its clinical staff and increase training contributed to improved patient perception and a decrease in reported workplace violen
May 19, 2020
While workforce challenges are significant, there are many opportunities available to hospitals and health systems to improve care, motivate and re-skill staff, and modernize processes and business models that reflect the shift toward providing the right care, at the right time, in the right setting.
May 14, 2020
In this episode, Marie Cleary-Fishman, vice president of clinical quality at AHA is joined by Diane Meier, director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care and faculty at Mt. Sinai Health Systems in NYC and MacArthur genius awardee to discuss COVID-19’s impact on caring for seriously ill patients.
May 13, 2020
We will hear the story of hospital heroes caring for COVID-19 patients at Marshall Medical Center located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Northern California. Marshall is a full service, 125-bed not-for-profit hospital with a Level 3 trauma center serving El Dorado and its neighboring counties.
May 6, 2020
The American Hospital Association has a longstanding commitment to improving access to high quality, affordable treatment services for psychiatric and substance use disorders; commonly referred to
May 6, 2020
Recently, AHA published a compendium of case examples demonstrating the struggles and successes of rural hospitals battling COVID-19 in their communities.
May 6, 2020
In this podcast, Jay Bhatt, former senior vice president and chief medical officer of the AHA, Victor Dzau, president of the National Academy of Medicine, and Ruth Katz, vice president and the exec