AHA partners with Avia: 3 notes

American Hospital Association is forming an alliance with Avia, a Chicago-based digital health consulting firm for healthcare providers, to address digital and health system innovation.

Three notes:

1. AHA will launch a new offering through Avia's digital innovation platform Avia Connect, which provides personalized digital insights and peer-to-peer collaboration in support of digital strategies.

2. AHA will provide the new offering to its almost 5,000 hospitals and health systems members, which will gain access to new tools that help support leadership training programs for healthcare leaders and improving access and quality through virtual health.

3. Avia announced on Oct. 23 it received $22 million in funding from strategic investors and 12 health system members of its Innovator Network to expand its digital transformation offerings.   

"Healthcare is transforming, rapidly, and digital represents the health care system's new front door," said Maryjane Wurth, AHA executive vice president and chief operating officer, according to the news release. "Digital technology has implications for every aspect of healthcare, from the clinical to the operational. Collaborating with Avia will help us deliver leading-edge expertise and assistance to our members as they advance on their digital journeys."

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