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May 7, 2021
A recent report from the Lown Institute that ranks hospitals on what they deem to be unnecessary hospital services, tests and procedures attempts to make sweeping conclusions about hospital value based on data that are not only incomplete, but also not current. 
May 6, 2021
What does it take to become an everyday champion for advancing health equity? How do hospitals and health systems successfully transition from planning to taking action and creating real cultural change? 
May 5, 2021
Are you aware that cyber adversaries target the health care sector the most of all critical infrastructure sectors? Hospitals and health systems in particular have frequently been the target of high-impact ransomware attacks, which disrupt patient care and risk patient safety. 
May 5, 2021
While certain health care supply chain pressures remain during the COVID-19 pandemic, there are notable improvements, particularly in the area of collaboration.
Apr 26, 2021
UChicago Medicine found an opportunity to enhance inpatient treatment for opioid use disorder by leveraging non-specialist clinical expertise and collaborating with local community-based treatment providers. Read more from George Weyer, M.D., about this successful consult service and how it formed.
Apr 22, 2021
Health leaders from across the U.S. convened to discuss the unique challenges facing rural communities and providers in addressing COVID-19 vaccine administration, confidence and barriers to access. Read the AHA blog that has insights from last night’s rural COVID-19 town hall hosted by AHA and the…
Apr 21, 2021
The mission of all hospitals and health systems, regardless of size and type of ownership, is to care for their communities and patients. In fact, an Ernst and Young report from 2017 demonstrates that for every dollar invested in non-profit hospitals and health systems through the federal tax…
Apr 20, 2021
A recent Health Affairs post gives an incomplete account of the implications of allowing new and expanded physician-owned hospitals to bill Medicare and Medicaid. 
Apr 14, 2021
On April 7, the American Hospital Association brought together experts from across the health care field for a national conversation dedicated to maternal health equity.