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Aug 4, 2020
The pandemic has given high-risk patients cause for concern about returning to health care providers for routine care. The impact of this medical distancing won’t be fully understood for some time but, in the meantime, hospitals and health care systems face yet another significant hurdle in a year that has been replete with challenges: how to assure patients that returning for needed tests and treatment will be safe.
Aug 4, 2020
More than half of independent physicians reported concerns about whether their practices will survive during the pandemic, according to a recent McKinsey & Company survey.
Jul 28, 2020
COVID-19 continues to spread throughout much of the country. Many states are experiencing spikes in cases. Media outlets report a daily total of confirmed cases, hospitalizations and deaths from the virus. But the financial havoc the pandemic is wreaking on hospital and health system finances is only beginning to be understood.
Jul 28, 2020
For all the challenges that COVID-19 has presented, the pandemic also has created significant learning opportunities. Every day, provider organizations are innovating, forging and expanding partnerships, finding better ways to better communicate internally and externally and identifying ways to optimize supply chain management.
Jul 28, 2020
Monitoring confirmed or suspected COVID-19 patients at home and remaining in regular contact can be a challenge, but the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) has come up with an automated text messaging system that has been working effectively.
Jul 21, 2020
Harvard University’s Kennedy School, the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence and the United Nations recently collaborated on a platform to produce a decision-making tool that initially will focus on digital contact tracing of coronavirus infections. The platform, which could be operational by September, will identify secondary and tertiary effects of workforce availability and product/supply shortages across critical infrastructure sectors.
Jul 21, 2020
he pandemic continues to take a toll on health care providers, but it hasn’t stopped disruptors like Amazon and Walgreens Boots Alliance from advancing their primary care strategies.
Jul 14, 2020
At the peak of New York state’s COVID-19 outbreak, Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx was at the epicenter. For the behavioral health center, that meant greatly expanding its already innovative use of digital solutions to connect with its patients. This would be needed to continue to serve the 250 to 300 behavioral health patients the center typically sees each day.
Jul 7, 2020
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the AHA and its Center for Health Innovation have been diligently compiling resources and tools to help hospitals and health systems optimize performance in care delivery. And now, with COVID-19 cases rising in many parts of the country, we are sharing some of the most frequently accessed reports to help your organization address many challenging aspects of pandemic response.
Jun 30, 2020
A funny thing happened on the way to telehealth’s rapid exponential rise in use during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many hospitals and health systems that had been refining their virtual care services and platforms at a methodical pace suddenly had to quickly ramp up access to technology platforms and train clinicians on the platforms, patient-monitoring tools and messaging apps.


Behavioral Health Integration

Framework for hospitals and health systems to shift focus to overall health and bring together behavioral and physical health services into a fully integrated system of care.

Evolving Care Models

Framework for hospitals and health systems to assess their current capabilities to determine the best type of value-based care for the organization.

Telehealth Strategy

Tools for hospitals and health systems to assess their digital transformation strategy and expand telehealth services into integrated virtual care models.

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