Tune in for the next American Hospital Association members-only Town Hall Interactive webcast on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 4 p.m. Eastern Time. AHA President and CEO Rich Umbdenstock, Executive Vice President Rick Pollack and Senior Vice President of Federal Relations Tom Nickels will discuss the election results and what they may mean for the hospital field.
Hosted by AHA leaders, members-only Town Hall Interactive webcasts focus on advocacy and other important developments in the hospital and health care field. To register to participate in 2012 webcasts, click here.
With healthcare promising to be one of the dominant topics of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., Modern Healthcare is sending a team to cover the developments for readers. They will also be sending a crew to Charlotte, N.C., to cover the Democratic National Convention in September.
Their staff will be live-tweeting from Tampa using the Twitter handle #MHRNC12. In addition, they will be filing daily stories and video reports and interviews from the convention that will run on our website and in our daily e-newsletters.
Kaiser Health News provides video highlights from Thursday night's GOP presidential primary debate. Although exchanges on health policy issues were limited, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney once again lashed out at each other on the role of states in health care and Rep. Michele Bachmann renewed her criticism of Perry's efforts to get Texas children vaccinated against HPV. There is also a partial transcript of the debate's health care points here.