Month: July 2020

The AHA’s American Society for Health Care Risk Management this month released the second in a series of white papers for providers managing patients with behavioral health disorders beyond the inpatient setting. This white paper covers care provided in emergency department settings, including logistics, discharge planning, pediatric and geriatric patients, and populations requiring heightened attention.
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Dive Brief: Despite declining sales and lower hospital utilization of its software, EHR vendor Allscripts beat Wall Street expectations in its second quarter results released aftermarket Thursday, reporting revenue of $406 million, down almost 9% year over year. The Chicago-based IT company had a mixed quarter, with a wide miss on bookings of $188 million,
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In this new Hospitals Against Violence resource, Melinda Hatton, AHA general counsel and HAV executive sponsor, interviews Hanni Stoklasa, M.D., emergency medicine physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and executive director of HEAL Trafficking, to discuss the state of anti-trafficking efforts and how health systems play a role in reducing health disparities among victims of sex
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Aug. 4 at 2 p.m. ET will host a Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity webinar on telehealth’s benefits and challenges, based on lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic. The presenters will share their experiences implementing telehealth across diverse health care settings and address considerations for its future use.
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This slideshow requires JavaScript. For many years, Kaiser Family Foundation has been tracking public opinion on the idea of a national health plan (including language referring to Medicare-for-all since 2019). Historically, our polls have shown support for the federal government doing more to help provide health insurance for more Americans, though support among Republicans has
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On this Advancing Health podcast, Joy Lewis, AHA vice president for strategic policy planning, and Allen Smart, principal at Winston-Salem, N.C.-based PhilanthropywoRx, discuss the imperative for rural hospital leaders to develop long-term strategies where community engagement and philanthropy meet for the good of communities’ health. When properly positioned for the long-term, philanthropic relationships with both the
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Dive Brief: Community Health Systems on Tuesday posted a profit of $70 million in the second quarter as funding from federal COVID-19 relief legislation buoyed the company from losses related to dramatically lower patient volumes. The Franklin, Tennessee-based hospital chain reported $2.52 billion in net operating revenue, an 18.4% decrease compared to the same period a
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The Cleveland Clinic will partner with the Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University to host on Tuesday, Sept. 29, the first presidential debate between presumptive nominees Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced yesterday. “This pandemic has highlighted the critical importance of health care and scientific discovery
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A blog co-authored by Elisa Arespacochaga, vice president of AHA’s Physician Alliance and interim executive lead of AHA’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity, and Derek Robinson, M.D., vice president and chief medical officer at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, highlights the 13 newly announced Illinois-based hospitals who are AHA and BCBSIL’s recipients
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Dive Brief: Rhode Island-based Lifespan has agreed to pay $1.04 million to settle allegations it potentially violated HIPAA regulations following the theft of an unencrypted laptop. The nonprofit health system notified the HHS Office for Civil Rights in 2019 that a stolen employee MacBook laptop was unencrypted and contained the protected health information of more
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Dive Brief: Though it was dinged by lower admissions and escalating expenses amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Universal Health Services still reported net income of $252 million in the second quarter, up slightly year over year despite dire economic projections for hospital operators. Almost $162 million in income was from congressional bailout packages, including grants from
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Saint Anthony Hospital, a safety-net hospital in Chicago, through its Community Wellness Programs has continued to provide free mental health services targeting minority and immigrant populations despite challenges due to COVID-19. The pandemic’s disproportionate impact on the community SAH serves stresses the importance of the hospital’s commitment to deliver high-quality care for all. For more
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Leaders of the Black Maternal Health Caucus today virtually convened the second annual Stakeholder Summit, where members of Congress and supporting organizations urged passage of the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act (H.R. 6142/S. 3424) to end preventable maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity, and eliminate disparities in maternal health outcomes. AHA and its American Organization
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There are several widely-accepted pillars in the fight to overcome a pandemic. Among them are distancing, density control, testing, contact tracing, isolating, and wearing face masks. But near-universal acceptance ’ at least by the healthcare community ’ doesn’t mean implementing these measures is simple. Putting politics aside, we face the ongoing challenges of insufficient resources,
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