The American Hospital Association (AHA) recently announced the launch of its Center for Health Innovation, which it said will “guide hospitals and health systems as they respond to the change around them.”
In its news release, AHA emphasized that the center will aim to tackle the most pressing healthcare issues facing its members, such as affordability, population health, performance improvement, new payment and delivery models, and innovation capacity.
To accelerate this work, the center’s initial offerings include:
- Market Intelligence: Regular updates and insights into the forces shaping healthcare and how they will impact hospitals and health systems. In the future, AHA said offerings also will include in-depth and unique analyses geared towards emerging issues and trends.
- The AHA Innovation Challenge: The next generation of the AHA’s initiative is meant to bring together creative thinkers, catalyze ideas and explore new ways to spread innovation at-scale.
- Cyber Security Services: Access to unique, expert resources to protect vital information by assessing risk, investigating vulnerabilities, engineering an IT security environment, and staying on top of the latest cyber threat updates.
- Innovation 90 Boot Camps: A unique, 90-day coaching program that helps healthcare leaders learn the latest innovation frameworks being used in industries from technology to manufacturing and validate innovative ideas using techniques including design thinking, agile development, iterative prototyping, and application.
- Members in Action: Case studies about leading healthcare organizations making a difference in the field.
To learn more about the center and access the initial offerings (some may be limited to members only), visit AHA.org/Center.