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EVENTS

27th Annual Congress on Cancer Science and Targeted Therapies
27TH ANNUAL CONGRESS ON CANCER SCIENCE AND TARGETED THERAPIES
February 20-21, 2019
Conference Series LLC Ltd is organizing Cancer Therapy Conferences in 2019 at San Francisco, USA. We organize Cancer Therapy Meetings in the fields related to Cancer Biology, Brest Cancer, Cancer Treatment Research, Targeted Therapy, Cancer Metabolism and recent innovations in Cancer Therapies, Nano...

Digital Health Transformation Summit
DIGITAL HEALTH TRANSFORMATION SUMMIT
February 18-21, 2019
Join digital health leaders to discuss how you can leverage technology and improve the quality of care across Australia. The summit will cover the topics like Streamline the digital transition, Future-proof your hospital, Innovation for patient-centric care, Engage stakeholders through change.

American Hospital Association


The American Hospital Association (AHA) is the national organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks, and their patients and communities. Close to 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks, other providers of care and 37,000 individual members come together to form the AHA. Through our representation and advocacy activities, AHA ensures that members' perspectives and needs are heard and addressed in national health policy development, legislative and regulatory debates, and judicial matters. Our advocacy efforts include the legislative and executive branches and include the legislative and regulatory arenas.

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The American Hospital Association (AHA) has launched its second annual innovation challenge to find sustainable scalable IT solutions for eliminating the social determinants that bring a community’s health down. The challenge, as defined by AHA, is to focus on using technology “to influence positive cultural change and improve health outcomes, while increasing value and lowering costs.” Winners will be selected for how well they identify a defined target population, validate th...
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A multitude of challenges is threatening the stability of rural hospitals in America, a report from the American Hospital Association (AHA) found. Recruitment and retention of healthcare professionals is an ongoing challenge and expense, which is further complicated by geographic isolation. The report noted isolation could also be a barrier to professional development and continuing clinical education, and contributes to low availability of services, including primary care, behavioral health ser...
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While rural hospitals face unique challenges to delivering healthcare, a number of emerging issues—from the opioid epidemic and cybersecurity threats to high drug costs and workforce shortages—could exacerbate their financial instability, according to a new report. That report from the American Hospital Association, released in conjunction with its Rural Health Care Leadership Conference this week, warns that these challenges to rural hospitals could threaten the economies of communi...
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In JRR Tolkien’s classic Lord of the Rings, the battle in middle earth is about getting control of the “one ring that rules us all.” A constructive analogy in healthcare is the quest to find that one solution that unites different systems and enables a seamless flow of data.

Earlier this month, a collective of seven hospital groups, led by the American Hospital Association (AHA) published a state-of-the-union report on that most vexing of problems in healthcare i...

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Seven leading hospital organizations are putting out a call to arms to advance data sharing and interoperability across the healthcare industry. Data sharing improves care coordination, patient safety, family empowerment, efficiency and cost, the groups wrote in the new report (PDF) released by the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH), among others. While health systems have come far with their EHRs in the last decade, those systems are still riddled...
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Dozens of hospitals have followed in the footsteps of the American Hospital Association and are suing the Trump administration over its decision to institute site-neutral payments. Thirty-eight hospitals have signed on to a lawsuit (PDF) against the Department of Health and Human Services that says the agency overstepped its authority in finalizing the payment change as part of the annual outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) rule. Care provided in hospital-run outpatient clinics is more ...
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Big-name healthcare organizations are asking CMS to push back the application for its new accountable care organizations, allowing interested providers more time to account for complex changes. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is accepting applications for its revamped Medicare Shared Savings Program—called Pathways to Success—through Feb. 19. In the letter (PDF), groups including the American Hospital Association, American Medical Association and the Health Care Tran...
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Rising drug prices and shortages are squeezing hospital budgets to the point that a quarter reported cutting staff to mitigate the problem, according to a new report. NORC at the University of Chicago surveyed more than 1,100 community hospitals on behalf of the American Hospital Association and the Federation of American Hospitals and found that average total drug spending per admission increased by 18.5% between fiscal years 2015 and 2017. This spending is in addition to record increases recor...
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Many hospitals are making significant investments in community programs, despite losing nearly $77 billion in Medicare and Medicaid payments in 2017, according to new data from the American Hospital Association. The AHA’s Annual Survey found 84% of its hospitals are investing in community health education, 79% offer a nutrition program and 54% provide smoking cessation programs. Those programs are in the face of $53.9 billion in Medicare underpayments and $22.9 billion in Medicaid underpay...
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The American Hospital Association and the Federation of American Hospitals have sent a letter to Congress urging lawmakers to protect patients against surprise medical bills, which can result from unforeseen gaps in insurance coverage. The groups said they believe a policy solution to resolve such surprise bills should prohibit balance billing and limit patients' cost-sharing to an in-network amount. "The AHA and the FAH are working together and with our respective memberships to develo...
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EVENTS

27th Annual Congress on Cancer Science and Targeted Therapies
27TH ANNUAL CONGRESS ON CANCER SCIENCE AND TARGETED THERAPIES
February 20-21, 2019
Conference Series LLC Ltd is organizing Cancer Therapy Conferences in 2019 at San Francisco, USA. We organize Cancer Therapy Meetings in the fields related to Cancer Biology, Brest Cancer, Cancer Treatment Research, Targeted Therapy, Cancer Metabolism and recent innovations in Cancer Therapies, Nano...

Digital Health Transformation Summit
DIGITAL HEALTH TRANSFORMATION SUMMIT
February 18-21, 2019
Join digital health leaders to discuss how you can leverage technology and improve the quality of care across Australia. The summit will cover the topics like Streamline the digital transition, Future-proof your hospital, Innovation for patient-centric care, Engage stakeholders through change.