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Oct 13, 2020
Provider organizations face workforce challenges ranging from training and retraining to finding the most effective ways to engage and protect staff. This will require reassessing issues like workforce resiliency, thinking innovatively about workforce shortages, transitioning to a team-focused operational care model and exploring ways to automate manual tasks with the help of tools like artificial intelligence, notes the AHA’s recently released “2021 Health Care Talent Scan.”
Oct 13, 2020
Digital health funding in Q3 surpassed the record-setting second quarter this year and totaled $9.4 billion, the venture capital firm Rock Health reports. The sector’s influx of capital is being fueled in large part by rising consumer demand for access to remote care and health care providers’ ability to meet consumer expectations.
Oct 6, 2020
Hospitals and health systems can expect sharp declines in commercially insured patients due to job losses in the pandemic economy, which likely will fuel a rise in Medicaid, exchange and uninsured patients. To a large extent, how effectively and aggressively provider organizations are able to manage in this new financial environment will determine their future success.
Oct 6, 2020
Some health insurance reimbursement changes that helped fuel virtual care’s rapid rise during the early months of the pandemic are being eliminated. Health insurance giants UnitedHealthcare and Anthem are revising their telehealth reimbursement rules in ways that will increase patients’ out-of-pocket costs.
Oct 6, 2020
Want to know how long it will take to clear the backlog of postponed surgical procedures due to ordered shutdowns during the pandemic? A newly revised AHA resource, “COVID-19 Tools: Forecasting the Pandemic’s Spread and Planning for Recovery,” includes links to two new online calculators to do just that.
Sep 29, 2020
A recent report, “Journey Toward the Next Normal,” from the Providence Digital Innovation Group provides some answers and examines the role that technology and digital health will play in achieving this transformation.
Sep 29, 2020
The pandemic has fueled a huge spike in telehealth services this year and the growth is just beginning, according to the 2020 State of Telemedicine Report from Doximity, the nation’s largest physician network.
Sep 29, 2020
To help you understand how AI is meeting today’s challenges and shaping the health care field’s work, the American Hospital Association and Microsoft have teamed up to offer a unique free course, “AI in Health Care: Leading Through Change.”
Sep 22, 2020
Strategy and innovation leaders from hospitals and health systems across the country recently came together to share lessons learned and plans for the future as the field moves from response through recovery and on to rebuilding. The virtual “Navigating a New Reality” program Sept. 14-16 from the AHA Center for Health Innovation and the Society for Health Care Strategy & Market Development generated a wealth of insights for health care leaders.
Sep 22, 2020
The recently created KidsX Accelerator program will bring together 32 pediatric hospitals from across the globe to partner with digital health startup companies to meet the unique needs of pediatric patients and their families.
 

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