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Sep 2, 2021 by Molly Smith
Hospitals and health systems have long advocated for protecting patients from certain unexpected medical bills while preserving their access to care.
Aug 26, 2021 by Christopher Hund
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought into focus more than ever before the need for teamwork and communication. To help support health care teams and get everyone on the same page, TeamSTEPPS is a practical, evidence-based set of communications tools developed over decades. It’s been implemented successfully across hospitals and health systems and is now taking on an even greater role with infection prevention and control teams as COVID-19 continues to spread.
Aug 23, 2021 by Rod Hochman, M.D.
On this episode, I discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and public health infrastructure with Mike Slubowski, president and CEO at Trinity Health, a Catholic health system that serves communities in 25 states.
Aug 20, 2021 by Mary Ann Fuchs
The essay Nurses Deserve Better. So Do Their Patients is right to note the “awesome” impact that nurses have within our health care system and in the battle against Covid-19.
Aug 20, 2021 by Rick Pollack
As of now, most school districts have opened or plan to reopen this month or next, so the return to in-person schooling is underway. Many kids — not to mention their parents — eagerly await the day.  
Aug 16, 2021 by Aaron Wesolowski
Last week a series of emails that became public revealed communication between executives at UnitedHealth Group and researchers studying the frequency of surprise medical billing.
Aug 16, 2021 by Rod Hochman, M.D.
The opioid epidemic has been an incredibly challenging public health crisis in communities across our country. And it’s clear the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the challenges. 
Aug 13, 2021 by Rick Pollack
COVID-19 has posed a steep learning curve for health care providers over the past 18 months. Hospitals and health systems have responded by sharing more knowledge, insight and best practices with each other than ever before.
Aug 10, 2021 by Elisa Arespacochaga
Elisa Arespacochaga, AHA’s vice president of clinical affairs and workforce, outlines the critical importance of clinician well-being programs to help address physician burnout and suicides and workforce shortages, particularly during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Read more.
Aug 9, 2021 by Rod Hochman, M.D.
And it’s not only what we say to patients and their families that matters but how we talk with care teams in private. Many times we may not even realize we are being insensitive or spreading stigma.