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Physician Leadership Forum

The American Hospital Association's Physician Leadership Forum (PLF) is a new way for physicians and hospitals to advance excellence in patient care. Through the Forum, the AHA will work more closely with the medical community to identify best practices and deliver value-based care. Participating physicians and hospitals will commit to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of care delivery. The American Hospital Association's Physician Leadership Forum also offers physicians a unique opportunity to participate in AHA policy and advocacy development process while preparing to collaboratively lead the hospitals of the future.

What's New

  • Quality Advisory: Appropriate Use of Medical Resources

    The American Hospital Association (AHA) issued a Quality Advisory regarding the Appropriate Use of Medical Resources. AHA and its Physician Leadership Forum (PLF) identified five areas where hospitals, in partnership with their clinical staff and patients, should look to reduce non-beneficial care. In follow up to the white paper, the PLF is releasing toolkits on each of the recommended areas. The first area of focus is appropriate blood management in inpatient services. In collaboration with AABB and others, leading-edge patient blood management (PBM) resources are available to the hospital community. The Quality Advisory examines the issue of PBM and includes a toolkit. To download the Quality Advisory and PBM toolkit click here »

  • Patient Blood Management - Webinar Registration Open

    This joint AHA/AABB webinar will provide an overview of patient blood management (PBM) as part of the larger Appropriate Use of Medical Resources initiative. The webinar will feature Mark H. Ereth, MD, Emeritus Professor of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, and PBM consultant who will address the benefits of implementing a hospital-based, cross-functional PBM program. This webinar will be offered at no charge and participants can receive CME/CEU credit. For more information or to register, click here »

  • Key Principles and Characteristics of an Effective Hospital Medicine Group - Recording and Slides Available

    What makes a hospital medicine group (HMG) effective?  How can your hospitalists improve their performance? For the first time ever, new guidelines from the experts in the field can help hospital executives and HMGs evaluate their performance. This webinar will review the published principles and characteristics and offer practical applications to hospital leaders. To download the slides or listen to the recording, click here »