Policy

Reminder: AHA Annual Meeting coming up

Registration is underway for the American Hospital Association’s Annual Membership Meeting May 1–4 in Washington, D.C. The event brings together hospital and health system leaders from around the country to hear some of the top names in health care, government and media. One track will focus on issues of particular interest to trustees and will feature such well-known experts as Jamie Orlikoff, John Combes, M.D., JoAnn McNutt, Rick de Filippi and Constance Howes. For more information, visit www.aha.org.

Medical Staff

ACGME, partners to transform clinical learning environment

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education in February launched an initiative in partnership with the AHA and others to transform clinical training for residents and physicians who pursue formal specialty and subspecialty training at ACGME-accredited institutions. As part of the program, ACGME will provide up to $75,000 a year for four years to up to eight sponsoring institutions. For more information, visit www.acgme.org.

AHA Resources

Care and payment models to achieve the Triple Aim

The 2015 AHA Committee on Research and 2015 Committee on Performance Improvement released a joint report, “Care and Payment Models to Achieve the Triple Aim,” which addresses how hospitals can develop new delivery systems and innovative payment models that meet the needs of their organizations and communities. Redesigning care delivery requires hospitals and health care systems to disrupt their conventional thinking and reimagine care from the patient’s perspective. Visit www.aha.org.