Physician Leadership Forum

As part of the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) ongoing mission to improve the health of patients and communities, AHA introduced the Physician Leadership Forum to engage and partner with physicians to collaboratively advance excellence in patient care. AHA’s Physician Leadership Forum also seeks to gather input from physicians to inform AHA policy and advocacy efforts while advancing physician leadership within the health care delivery system.


What's New

  • The Value of Maintenance of Certification in the Hospital and Health System Setting - Webinar Registration Open

    Join us for the next webinar from the AHA's Physician Leadership Forum and the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) to learn about the value of Maintenance of Certification (MOC) in the hospital and health system setting. Dr. Lois Margaret Nora, president and chief executive officer of ABMS will discuss the standards for MOC which embody a patient-centric perspective with a greater emphasis on professionalism, patient safety, and performance improvement. Joining Dr. Nora to present as a case example will be Dr. Kevin Most, vice president of medical affairs at Cadence Health. Dr. Most will present how MOC is implemented at Cadence, and discuss the benefits of MOC to the system, physicians, and patients. To register, click here »

  • A Physician Leader's Role in Becoming a High Performing Health System - Webinar Presentation Available

    This webinar features Truven Health Analytics' associate chief medical officer, Byron Scott, MD, MBA, and senior vice president for performance improvement, Jean Chenoweth who present key characteristics of high performing health systems. Additionally, Jamie Grebosky, MD, vice president of medical affairs, Asante Health, and Bruce Vanderhoff, MD, MBA, senior vice president and CMO, OhioHealth, share their roles in transforming their organizations into high performing health systems. To view, click here »

  • Aligning Treatment with Patient Priorities in the Context of Progressive Disease for Use of the ICU

    The AHA white paper, Appropriate Use of Medical Resources, identified five areas where hospitals, in partnership with their clinical staff and patients, should look to reduce non-beneficial care. The latest toolkit from AHA’s Physician Leadership Forum (PLF) addresses aligning medical treatment with patient priorities in the context of progressive disease in the intensive care unit (ICU). In collaboration with the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC), Education in Palliative and End-of-life Care (EPEC®), National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) the toolkit provides resources and tools to help hospitals and health systems in their quest for safe, high-quality care. The toolkit features assessment guides, a palliative care screen, tip sheets, clinical articles and patient resources among others. To download the toolkit, click here »