New Video from H&HN:
AHA President and CEO Rich Umbdenstock recently talked with Hospitals & Health Networks' Managing Editor Bill Santamour about the health care law signed by President Obama in late March.
More than five years ago, leaders of the American Hospital Association took what they called "a hard look" at health care in this country—what worked well and what could be improved. In discussions with hospital members, as well as individuals and organizations inside and outside health care, the AHA developed Health for Life, a framework for change built on five so-called pillars: coverage for all paid for by all, a focus on wellness, most efficient and affordable care, highest quality care and best information. Health for Life helped guide the AHA as it participated in the year-long national discussion about health care reform.