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AHA Leaders Told Help Is Coming for EHRs, Doc Fix Payments
Health Leaders Media

While healthcare reform legislation may be just a month old, attendees of the American Hospital Association’s annual membership meeting in Washington, DC, on Monday were told that hospitals are facing major challenges that need to be addressed right now to ensure quality care delivery will continue. In earlier times, the mantra of healthcare leaders was “do more with less,” said AHA President and CEO Rich Umbdenstock. But now there’s a new twist: “That’s changing to ‘do better with less.’” This means that hospitals need to move to the forefront now to improve patient care quality, safety and reliability; construct new integrative models of care; and stop medical mistakes.