Department of Health and Human Services Deputy Secretary Andrea Palm addressed AHA Annual Membership Meeting attendees about the Administration’s work to improve access to care and increase the number of people with health insurance, as well as the Change Healthcare cyberattack and what cybersecurity looks like in the future.
Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Ky., addressed attendees of AHA’s 2024 Annual Membership Meeting and touched on many of the biggest issues in health care: cybersecurity; prior authorization and denials of care; extensions for expiring telehealth provisions; and how government and hospitals can work together to find solutions to these and other problems.
Three retiring members of Congress — Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, Larry Bucshon, R-Ind., and Dan Kildee, D-Mich. — engaged in a genial conversation that covered the current state of Congress, as well as what they view as the major issues and possible solutions facing health care.
Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., April 16 updated AHA members on progress to extend telehealth waivers, offering hope that a solution will arise in end-of-year legislation that Congress will attempt to pass.
As hospital leaders prepared to meet with their lawmakers on April 16 following the conclusion of the AHA's 2024 Annual Meeting, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., urged hospitals to speak up about the challenges and realities they face, particularly as they contend with crippling workforce shortages nationwide.
The Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines can cause myocarditis, according to a new National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report examining whether COVID-19 vaccines can cause certain harms.
The White House April 16 released a strategy to guide the federal government in protecting the nation from infectious disease threats by working with other nations and stakeholders.
In a statement submitted April 16 to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions for a hearing on ways to strengthen the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, AHA urged Congress to prevent commercial insurer practices that harm patients and small providers.
Testifying April 16 before a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing on addressing health care cybersecurity vulnerabilities in the wake of the Change Healthcare attack, AHA shared proposals and concerns for Congress and the Administration to consider.
Rep. Morgan Griffith, R-Va., touted the benefits of telehealth April 15, saying it is uncovering hidden health care savings by encouraging patients to seek more timely care.
During a Q&A with AHA Immediate Past Board Chair John Haupert at the AHA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., Sanjay Gupta, M.D., chief medical correspondent for CNN, author and neurosurgeon, highlighted the need to learn more about brain health and how it can be measured.
During its Annual Membership Meeting April 14 in Washington, D.C., the AHA honored 2024 Board Chair Joanne Conroy, M.D., president and CEO of Dartmouth Health.
While artificial intelligence is not new to health care, the current inflection point is an opportunity the health care sector cannot afford to miss, a panel of experts told hospital leaders April 14.
Two Administration officials April 14 discussed how the federal government is working with hospitals and other parts of the health care sector to defend against cyber threats and mitigate cyberatta
Kevin McCarthy spoke at a session of the AHA Annual Meeting that covered his time as Speaker of the House, what issues will be at the center of the 2024 election and the current state of American politics.
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., expressed to AHA members frustration with the Change Healthcare cyberattack, which he believes jeopardized patients and their personal data. 
The Change Healthcare cyberattack was a significant event that caught many off guard, said the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, reiterating the age
White House Domestic Policy Council Director Neera Tanden spoke to Annual Meeting attendees about the environment hospitals and health systems are facing and the Biden Harris Administration’s efforts to strengthen the health care system so that it works for everyone.
Stacey Hughes, AHA’s executive vice president for government relations and public policy, discussed key messages that hospital and health system leaders should share with their lawmakers on Capitol Hill this week.
Former AHA Board Chair John Bluford describes how the Bluford Healthcare Leadership Institute, which introduces talented minority undergraduate scholars to health care administration, is training young and diverse talent to assume leadership roles.