MHA Monday Report Nov. 20, 2017

Posted on November 20, 2017

MHA Board of Trustees Convenes November Meeting

The MHA Board of Trustees met Nov. 15, focusing the majority of its time on key public policy matters and strategic initiatives. Given the successful defeat in the state Legislature of House Bill 5013, which would have seriously damaged Michigan’s auto no-fault … Read more

Breakthrough logoMHA Breakthrough Will Use Unique Format to Discover Practical Solutions

The MHA’s new major membership meeting, Breakthrough, will offer attendees a distinctive learning experience. The hub-and-spoke format during the meeting’s Learning Zones will allow attendees to share and collect solutions to common problems using storyboards … Read more

Brittany Bogan and Sam WatsonInternational Medical Journal Publishes Study by MHA Keystone Center Leaders

A collaborative patient safety and quality study done by Sam R. Watson, Brittany Bogan, and J. Bryan Sexton and other partners from Safe and Reliable Healthcare was recently published in BMJ Quality & Safety, a prestigious international medical journal … Read more

Podcast logoNew MHA Podcast Episode Covers Advocacy in Healthcare

The latest episode of the MiCare Champion podcast series shares the experiences of healthcare advocates and advice for those who are interested in getting involved in healthcare policy issues on the state and federal levels … Read more

Sponsor MHA Breakthrough to Forge Stronger Ties with Healthcare Leaders

The challenges organizations face as business leaders are multifaceted and complex. Organizations are often asked to do more with less, and that is why maximizing return on dollars invested in marketing and business development efforts … Read more

Patient Safety Organization logoMHA Keystone Center Recertified as Patient Safety Organization

The MHA Keystone Center was recently recertified as a Patient Safety Organization (PSO) through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The AHRQ lists 85 PSOs across the country, each of which helps improve the safety … Read more

The Keckley Report

The Future of U.S. Healthcare Is not so Clear
Paul Keckley“Last week, I had the honor of delivering the Russ Coile Memorial Lecture at George Washington University in DC. I was asked to offer a long-term perspective about the future of healthcare in America …

“Most often, I am asked to speak … about the current landscape and how to prepare … But long term? This request pushed me past my comfort zone. …

“A lot has changed. So, what’s the future for healthcare. Here’s four assumptions based on comparing and contrasting our industry to others that have evolved in recent decades …”
Paul Keckley, Nov. 13, 2017

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news:

  • The MHA Monday Report will not be published Monday, Nov. 27, due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
  • The MHA Behavioral Health Integration Task Force will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, at FireKeepers Casino Hotel in Battle Creek.
  • The MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) Safe Table will take place from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, at the Inn at Bay Harbor in Bay Harbor.
  • The MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization Root Cause Analysis Training will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, at the Inn at Bay Harbor in Bay Harbor.
  • The MHA Legislative Policy Panel will meet from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, at the MHA Capitol Advocacy Center.
  • DataGen will host a national webinar from 3 to 4 p.m. Dec. 4 to review the calendar year 2018 update to the Medicare outpatient prospective payment system.
  • Members of governing boards at MHA-member hospitals are encouraged to take advantage of the trustee-focused resources, tools and education available on the American Hospital Association (AHA) Trustee Services portal.

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  • MHA Monday Report Nov. 20, 2017

Tags: MHA Keystone Center, MHA Legislative Policy, PSO, webinar, DataGen, OPPS, MHA board, behavioral health integration, RCA2, advocacy, governance, podcast, rural health, Breakthrough, safe table

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