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INFACT: 97% of nurses believe patient communication needs improvement

97% of nurses believe patient communication could be improved at their hospital.   With patient satisfaction a critical part of value-based models, continued poor communication could have an adverse...

Join a 340B Webinar

August 25, 2015   340B Basics—Introduction, Intent and Key Features of a 340B Contract Pharmacy ProgramTime10AM CDT

Pricing Transparency and Negotiating Managed Care: Finding the Sweet Spot in Arkansas

High charges invite public backlash - low charges put you at risk for leaving money on the table. What's the right number? In this special half-day session hosted by the Arkansas Hospital Association, AHA Services,...

LeadingCare...2015 Press Ganey National Client Conference

Registration is now open for the 2015 Press Ganey National Client Conference November 10 - 12 at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort.  Join 2,500+ Healthcare professionals for LeadingCare, the 2015 Press...

BKD Thoughtware: Health Care Webinar

PROPOSED NOT-FOR-PROFIT REPORTING CHANGES – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOWDate: Wednesday, July 29, 2015Time: 10 - 11 a.m. Central timePresenters:...

New Report Shows Demand For Psychiatrists at an All-Time High... 'Silent Shortage' of Mental Health Specialists a Looming Crisis

IRVING, TX July 15, 2015 – Demand for psychiatrists is at an all-time high, according to an annual report tracking physician recruiting trends.Prepared by Merritt Hawkins, the nation’s leading...

INFACT: Will consolidation gobble up hospital revenue?

INFACT:With reimbursements expected to decline another 3% this year*, speculation over which for-profit insurers will be the next to strike a deal should set off warning bells.   While...

Dr. Peter J. Pronovost to Deliver Keynote at 2015 National Client Conference

Press Ganey is pleased to announce that Dr. Peter J. Pronovost, Director of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins, joins General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) on the roster of keynote speakers...

13th Annual Mid-South Critical Access Hospital Conference

Registration is now open for the 13th Annual Mid-South CAH Conference.  Register today!

Results of AHA's 2015 Compensation Survey

The 2015 edition of the Arkansas Hospital Association's (AHA) Healthcare Compensation Survey results is now available!  Participating hospitals were notified with an April 28 email how to access the results via an electronic...

Celebrating National Hospital Week / 2015 Performance Snapshot

Today's performance snapshot for National Hospital Week...

Powerful savings with Provista's Quarterly Promotion

Now through June 30, get savings across 33 categories Looking to make a capital equipment purchase? Look no further. Provista gives customers huge savings and special offers like free parts, accessories...

BLS Receives HFMA Peer Review

Bottom Line Systems (BLS) has been awarded the "Peer Reviewed by HFMA®" designation for Underpayment Review for Commercial and Governmental Payers."Achieving the Peer Review designation from HFMA is a tremendous...

The Transformation of Healthcare Continues...Stay at the Forefront with Press Ganey 2015 Events

Press Ganey is committed to supporting your organization’s efforts to advance the patient experience and reduce suffering.  Join Press Ganey in 2015 for its educational events, where Press Ganey experts, industry thought...

SURVEY: MOST NEWLY TRAINED PHYSICIANS RECEIVE 50 OR MORE JOB SOLICITATIONS

 But 25% Would Choose Another Field Physicians completing their training in 2014 were inundated with recruiting offers, according to a new survey conducted by Merritt, Hawkins, a national physician...

New Supplemental Staffing Program for AHA Member Hospitals

AHA Services, Inc. has entered into an agreement with Healthcare Staffing Services, a division of SCHA Solutions (South Carolina Hospital Association) to bring AHA member hospitals a free healthcare staffing service.   Over...

Staff Care Book Release

It is a pleasure to announce that a new edition of Have Stethoscope, Will Travel: Staff Care’s Guide to Locum Tenens is now available to AHA members. The book provides detailed information regarding...

Survey of 20,000 U.S. Physicians: 80% of Doctors are Over Extended or at Full Capacity

U.S. and Arkansas patients are likely to face growing challenges in access to care if shifting patterns in medical practice configurations and physician workforce trends continue. This is one of the key findings of a major...

AHASI Forum: "Managing Competence and Performance Using Technology"

This AHASI Forum Session of the 2014 AHA Annual Meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 from 3:45 - 5:15 PM at the Little Rock Marriott in the Hoffman Room on the balcony level. Developing employees...

The Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Call Center

In 2014, the Affordable Care Act required that all Americans have health insurance for themselves and their family members. Realizing this could be an overwhelming and confusing process, we are providing an easy...

Find Qualified Job Seekers Here

Searching for your next employee can be exhausting, but with the AHA Career Center, it doesn't...

A Payment Solution That Gives Back

Would you be interested in a payment solution that gives back? 

REPORT: Over 90% of New Physician Jobs Feature Employment by Hospitals or Other Facilities Less Than 10% Feature Private Practice Settings

IRVING, TX – Over 90% of new physician job openings feature employment by hospitals, medical groups, community health centers, or other healthcare facilities, according to a new report, signaling the continued decline...

340B Hospital Recertification Period: Aug 6 to Sept 10, 2014

Each year 340B Covered Entities are required to recertify their eligibility to participate in the 340B Drug Pricing Program and continue purchasing covered outpatient drugs at discounted 340B prices. Prior to the...

Location. Location. Location.

Is your job opening in a great location? Does the position have a lot to offer to a job seeker? But how do you find the right candidate? Well the AHA...

Doctors, Dollars and Health Reform

View a whiteboard presentation titled: “Doctors, Dollars and Health Reform” by Merritt Hawkins.Below is the link...

Expand Your Job Seeker Reach

Expand Your Job Seeker ReachAdvancing your services doesn't happen overnight...

iVantage PDS Press Release

iVantage Health Analytics® Acquires Professional Data ServicesiVantage...

Implementing PDS Revenue Benchmarking Software

What is PDS? PDS is a web-based revenue benchmarking tool used by hospitals to optimize revenue. This database of paid claims delivers the market intelligence hospitals need for effective managed...

PDS University - Change is Good - the transition to iVantage

Effective October 10, iVantage Health Analytics has acquired PDS. iVantage is a leading provider of healthcare informatics and business analytics solutions that transform complex data into actionable business intelligence....

When MACs and RACs Attack!

 Thursday, January 30, 2014 Crowne Plaza Hotel, Little Rock Registration:  $125 per person Join your AHA and HFMA colleagues to hear:   Novitas Solutions, Inc. executives review...