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Jul 7, 2020
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the AHA and its Center for Health Innovation have been diligently compiling resources and tools to help hospitals and health systems optimize performance in care delivery. And now, with COVID-19 cases rising in many parts of the country, we are sharing some of the most frequently accessed reports to help your organization address many challenging aspects of pandemic response.
Jun 30, 2020
A funny thing happened on the way to telehealth’s rapid exponential rise in use during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many hospitals and health systems that had been refining their virtual care services and platforms at a methodical pace suddenly had to quickly ramp up access to technology platforms and train clinicians on the platforms, patient-monitoring tools and messaging apps.
Jun 30, 2020
Like hospitals and health systems everywhere, Penn Medicine scrambled to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. But it didn’t take long for its leaders to come up with an iterative sprint process to quickly design, validate and scale much-needed services.
Jun 23, 2020
For all the damage that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused to the health of millions of people worldwide, the U.S. and global economies and health care provider balance sheets everywhere, it has had one significant positive impact: accelerating innovation. All of these examples of accelerated innovation share one thing in common: They all involved repurposing knowledge, notes a recent MIT Sloan Management Review report.
Jun 23, 2020
Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pa., has partnered with Charlotte, N.C.-based Stanson Health, a Premier Inc. company, to develop an artificial intelligence-enabled solution for tracking COVID-19 transmission. The EHR-agnostic, free, real-time surveillance app sifts through volumes of ambulatory, emergency department and other provider documentation in real time for unstructured phrases that suggest COVID-19 symptoms such as, “loss of taste,” “trouble breathing,” and hundreds of other phrases that initially might go unnoticed.
Jun 23, 2020
A new behavioral health digital strategy assessment — brought free to AHA members by a collaboration between the AHA and digital health consultancy AVIA — allows hospitals and health systems to advance the integration of physical and behavioral health with digital solutions.
Jun 16, 2020
COVID-19 has taken a catastrophic financial toll on health care providers, with an estimated $202.6 billion loss between March and June for hospitals alone. This precipitated a sectorwide downgrade by Moody’s and FitchRatings from stable to negative. Innovation within this context may mean more shared-risk opportunities vs. traditional vendorbuyer relationships, notes Andy Shin, chief operating officer for the AHA’s Center for Health Innovation, in a recent blog.
Jun 16, 2020
The COVID-19 outbreak has led to process, technology and operational improvements to enhance patient and staff safety, and many of these changes could figure prominently during the next major infectious disease outbreak or pandemic. Other changes requiring more elaborate planning will impact future hospital designs.
Jun 16, 2020
Verily Life Sciences, a sister company to Google, has launched a new set of digital tools to help hospitals and health systems provide ondemand and up-to-date COVID-19 information.
Jun 9, 2020
COVID-19 may be an invisible enemy that threatens all people, but evidence is mounting that it is disproportionately more lethal to racial and ethnic minorities and the poor as well as those with chronic conditions like diabetes. To address these disparities, hospitals and health systems and various stakeholders have been working together to find new ways to share data and develop solutions.


Behavioral Health Integration

Framework for hospitals and health systems to shift focus to overall health and bring together behavioral and physical health services into a fully integrated system of care.

Evolving Care Models

Framework for hospitals and health systems to assess their current capabilities to determine the best type of value-based care for the organization.

Telehealth Strategy

Tools for hospitals and health systems to assess their digital transformation strategy and expand telehealth services into integrated virtual care models.

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