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Jun 23, 2020
For all the damage that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused to the health of millions of people worldwide, the U.S. and global economies and health care provider balance sheets everywhere, it has had one significant positive impact: accelerating innovation. All of these examples of accelerated innovation share one thing in common: They all involved repurposing knowledge, notes a recent MIT Sloan Management Review report.
Jun 23, 2020
Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pa., has partnered with Charlotte, N.C.-based Stanson Health, a Premier Inc. company, to develop an artificial intelligence-enabled solution for tracking COVID-19 transmission. The EHR-agnostic, free, real-time surveillance app sifts through volumes of ambulatory, emergency department and other provider documentation in real time for unstructured phrases that suggest COVID-19 symptoms such as, “loss of taste,” “trouble breathing,” and hundreds of other phrases that initially might go unnoticed.
Jun 23, 2020
A new behavioral health digital strategy assessment — brought free to AHA members by a collaboration between the AHA and digital health consultancy AVIA — allows hospitals and health systems to advance the integration of physical and behavioral health with digital solutions.
Jun 16, 2020
COVID-19 has taken a catastrophic financial toll on health care providers, with an estimated $202.6 billion loss between March and June for hospitals alone. This precipitated a sectorwide downgrade by Moody’s and FitchRatings from stable to negative. Innovation within this context may mean more shared-risk opportunities vs. traditional vendorbuyer relationships, notes Andy Shin, chief operating officer for the AHA’s Center for Health Innovation, in a recent blog.
Jun 16, 2020
The COVID-19 outbreak has led to process, technology and operational improvements to enhance patient and staff safety, and many of these changes could figure prominently during the next major infectious disease outbreak or pandemic. Other changes requiring more elaborate planning will impact future hospital designs.
Jun 16, 2020
Verily Life Sciences, a sister company to Google, has launched a new set of digital tools to help hospitals and health systems provide ondemand and up-to-date COVID-19 information.
Jun 9, 2020
COVID-19 may be an invisible enemy that threatens all people, but evidence is mounting that it is disproportionately more lethal to racial and ethnic minorities and the poor as well as those with chronic conditions like diabetes. To address these disparities, hospitals and health systems and various stakeholders have been working together to find new ways to share data and develop solutions.
Jun 9, 2020
If you’re wondering how significant the long-term impact of the soaring use of telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic could be on health care, a new analysis from McKinsey & Co. pegs the number at $250 billion.
Jun 9, 2020
On June 17 at 1 p.m. ET, the AHA and Avia Health Innovation will host a webinar during which experts will share how hospitals and health systems successfully have deployed digital solutions to provide access to behavioral health care treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jun 3, 2020
In the spirit of helping front-line virus fighting organizations during these uncertain times, KII Consulting Inc., in partnership with Allstate Identity Protection (InfoArmor), is offering free identity protection coverage for employees of all health care organizations for the remainder of 2020.
 

Resources

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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