Tag: AHA

NAM launches healthcare workforce well-being plan

Editor's Note The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience has finalized its National Plan for Health Workforce Well-Being, the October 3 AHAToday reports. The plan, which builds on 6 years of work among 200 participants, including the American Hospital Association (AHA), identifies goals and…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 4, 2022
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House passes mental health parity bill to boost worker protection, impose fines

Editor's Note On Thursday, September 29, the House of Representatives voted 220-205 to pass legislation to impose new fines on insures that do not follow federal mental health pay parity requirements, in order to "hold employer-based health plans more accountable for improper denials of mental health and substance use benefits,"…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
September 30, 2022
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CDC says 80% of pregnancy-related deaths are preventable

Editor's Note According to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, 85% of pregnancy-related deaths in 36 states between 2017 and 2019 were preventable based on data from interdisciplinary committees that review deaths during and up to one year after pregnancy, American Hospital Association September 19 reports.…

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By: Lauren McCaffrey
September 20, 2022
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FBI: Cyber criminals targeting healthcare payment processors

Editor's Note According to a September 14 FBI report, cyber criminals are increasingly targeting healthcare payment processors to redirect payments intended for healthcare providers to accounts they control, the American Hospital Association (AHA) September 16 reports. At least 68 attacks have occurred since June 2018, in which unknown cyber criminals…

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By: Lauren McCaffrey
September 19, 2022
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AHA releases report on rural hospital closures

Editor's Note A new report was released by the American Hospital Association (AHA) highlighting numerous causes that resulted in 136 rural hospitals closing from 2010 to 2021, including 19 closures in 2020, AHA September 8 reports. These closures can be attributed to longstanding pressures, including low reimbursement, staffing shortages, low…

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By: Lauren McCaffrey
September 13, 2022
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AHA releases part 3, final workforce guide series

Editor's Note The American Hospital Association (AHA) on September 7 released part three of a three-part series of its workforce guide focused on strategies, resources, and case studies from hospitals and other health systems. The AHA Board of Trustees’ Task Force on Workforce provided guidance for the series with input…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
September 9, 2022
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AHA releases statement outlining symptoms of heart disease

Editor's Note The American Heart Association (AHA) released a statement outlining symptoms of common cardiovascular diseases (CVD), including acute coronary syndromes, heart failure, valvular disorders, stroke, rhythm disorders, and peripheral vascular disease, Medscape August 18 reports. Symptoms often overlap and may vary over time and by sex. Corrine Y. Jurgens, PhD,…

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By: Lauren McCaffrey
August 18, 2022
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AHA releases part 2 of 3-part workforce guide series

Editor's Note The American Hospital Association (AHA) released part two of a three-part series of its workforce guide focused on strategies, resources, and case studies from hospitals and other health systems, Becker’s Hospital Review July 29 reports. The report, released July 27, is intended to help hospitals and health system…

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By: Lauren McCaffrey
August 2, 2022
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UH Cleveland Medical Center awarded AHA Quest for Quality Prize

Editor's Note The American Hospital Association (AHA) will present this year’s Quest for Quality Prize to University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center (UH) on July 18 at the AHA Leadership Summit in San Diego. UH is receiving the award because of its data-driven quality and safety improvements and innovative strategies to…

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By: Judy Mathias
July 13, 2022
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Economic health of hospitals looks to be improving

Editor's Note According to a report from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), economic activity in the hospital subsector grew in June for the 25th consecutive month, Healthcare Purchasing News July 7 reports. Following are some observations, according to Nancy LeMaster, MBA, ISM chair for the Hospital Business Survey Committee:…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
July 7, 2022
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