AHA Health Forum Critical Conversation Topics invite health care executives and field thought leaders to provide multi-disciplinary perspectives on the operational challenges hospitals and health systems face.
Each topic is explored in view of key drivers impacting it. Always with the patient and community members as central, the conversations had explore the impact of federal and local regulations, technology, financial objectives and workforce and talent considerations. These also include current understanding of the drivers, clarification of the challenges, descriptions of solutions and a better sense of the evolution of the operations of health care organizations.
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Critical Conversations include:
Population & Community Health
The emergence of population health requires hospitals and health systems to make major shifts in the way they consider their relationships with patients, the community, and the community’s health care providers and services.
Clinician Leadership & Physician Engagement
A destination check and roadmap for clinical transformation. The time is NOW for a frank conversation about how the leadership paradigm has shifted and why collaborative leadership is necessary to bring about organizational success.
Quality Metrics & Safe Care
A focus on how to improve quality and patient safety, two key drivers in health care’s shift to value-based care delivery.
Strategic Workforce Issues
Learn how hospitals and health systems are navigating changing workforce needs as the health care environment transforms.
Innovation & New Care Models
Hospitals are embracing nontraditional business models and innovative strategies as they seek to overcome obstacles and improve operations.
Patient Flow & the delivery of care
Learn how the demand for better value in health care is driving new models that are changing the flow of patients through the delivery of care.
Patient & Family Engagement
A collection of resources to support hospital and health system efforts to partner with patients, families and their communities for high-value care and improved delivery systems.
Access & Health Coverage
Learn how hospitals and health systems are helping their communities gain access to essential services, ensuring people are getting the right care, at the right time, in the right place.