#HealthCareInnovation Thursday Blog

Dec 10, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated health inequities we face as a nation. But we’re also seeing innovation in all aspects of care delivery and community collaboration and partnerships to address these challenges. We know that the homes where people live and their support networks of family and…
Dec 3, 2020
About two years ago, the Buprenorphine Team — or B team — was formed at Dell Seton Medical Center in Austin, Texas, in collaboration with Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin. Our goal is to offer Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved medications for patients with opioid…
Nov 19, 2020
At Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Washington, we were involved very early in this pandemic. We are still caring for the majority of patients with the coronavirus in our community, and we learn more every day. Looking back on many months of dealing with COVID-19, here are some…
Nov 5, 2020
The American Hospital Association and Microsoft now offer a free, one-hour course, for continuing education credits, to guide health care teams through key considerations and specific actions for AI’s responsible and strategic implementation.
Oct 29, 2020
White Plains Hospital in Westchester County, New York, found itself at the epicenter of the COVID-19 crisis. A team led by our chief information officer began to investigate more efficient methods to automate temperate screenings, including using thermal cameras to take temperatures. They went with…
Oct 22, 2020
Leadership in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic has had many faces — organizationally, in the community, at the bedside. During any crisis, leaders learn and adapt on their feet. But when there’s time to reflect, leaders learn even more about decisions that worked and those that didn’t, and about…
Mar 10, 2020
Accelerating investment in physician practices by nontraditional players offers hospitals and health systems opportunities to develop thoughtful, targeted physician alignment strategies, writes Mital Patel, senior director, market research and intelligence, at the AHA Center for Health Innovation.
Feb 27, 2020
Smoking, diabetes and hospital readmission rates fall and exercising and healthy eating increases in communities where hospitals and health systems use effective strategies to encourage healthy behavior changes, writes Nancy Myers, vice president of leadership and system innovation at the AHA…
Feb 19, 2020
In this podcast, Jay Bhatt, AHA chief medical officer, and Andy Shin, chief operating officer of the AHA Center for Health Innovation, discuss major trends for 2020 and beyond as health care organizations build teams to advance clinical care and drive innovation.
Feb 13, 2020
The AARP’s Livability Index acts as a useful tool for health care organizations and communities working on innovative, place-based solutions that improve health outcomes for all, writes Shannon Guzman, senior strategic policy advisor at the AARP Public Policy Institute.