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

  • Clinical Pharmacist Chronic Pain Services: Implementing Interprofessional Care - Register Now

    Join us for the next webinar from the AHA’s Physician Leadership Forum and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists to learn about improving care and outcomes for complex patients with chronic pain. To register, click here »

  • AMA-AHA Integrated Leadership Principles - Webinar Presentation Available

    This webinar features American Medical Association and American Hospital Association leadership who present the jointly published principles which provide a guiding framework for physicians and hospitals that choose to create an integrated leadership structure but are unsure how to best achieve the engagement and alignment necessary to collaboratively prioritize patient care and resource management. 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 »