Posted on March 12, 2018
Registration Now Open for MHA Keystone Center Spring Workshop
Registration is now open for the MHA Keystone Center’s annual Spring Workshop. This year’s event, Preventing Harm Across the Board, will allow members to learn in an interactive, didactic environment on a variety of topics, including adverse drug events, venous thromboembolism, pressure injuries and falls … Read more
MHA Excellence in Governance Fellowship Prepares Trustees to Lead
Boards that successfully lead organizations through significant transformation make an investment in board succession planning, infrastructure, education and ongoing development … Read more
Don’t Miss the Michigan Healthcare Human Resources Conference
Human resource professionals in Michigan hospitals are invited to attend an April 19 conference that is designed especially for them … Read more
Materials Available from March 7 Medicaid DSH Webinar
Myers and Stauffer LLC, Michigan’s contractor for the federally mandated Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) audits, hosted an educational webinar March 7 to provide an overview for the fiscal year (FY) 2015 audits that are currently in process … Read more
New Podcast Episode Provides Updates on Opioid Legislation, MAPS
The latest episode of the MiCare Champion Cast, the MHA’s podcast on issues surrounding healthcare, provides updates on new opioid legislation and information on the Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS) … Read more
MHA Keystone Center Visits Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital
Staff members from the MHA Keystone Center recently visited Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids to learn about its iHub, an innovative and multifaceted approach to performance improvement and the management and communication of quality improvement projects … Read more
Explore Proposed Changes to CMS Discharge Planning Standards
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued a proposed rule with revisions to discharge planning requirements that hospitals, including critical access hospitals, must meet to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs … Read more
Michigan Hospitals Tackle Patient Engagement, Safety Culture
This year’s Patient Safety Awareness week takes place March 11-17 and focuses on two important issues: patient engagement and safety culture … Read more
MHA Brings the World’s Largest Data Science Conference to Mid-Michigan
In collaboration with Stanford University, the MHA is hosting Women in Data Science (WiDS) Lansing May 23. WiDS is a global initiative aimed to inspire and educate data scientists worldwide, and WiDS Lansing will focus on advancing healthcare data science to improve overall delivery of patient care … Read more
The Keckley Report
Myth: Quality of Care in the U.S. System is the World’s Best
“According to Gallup surveys, four of five Americans believe the quality of care they receive is good or excellent, and the majority think it is the best available in the world. Surveys by Roper, Harris Interactive, Kaiser Family Foundation, Harvard’s Chan School of Public Health, and others show similar findings. And the public’s view hasn’t changed in two decades despite an avalanche of report cards about its performance, a testy national debate about health reform and persistent media attention to its shortcomings and errors. But is the public’s confidence in the quality of the care we provide based on an informed view or something else? It’s an important distinction.”
Paul Keckley, March 5, 2018
News to Know
Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of March 12:
- The Great Lakes Partners for Patients Hospital Improvement Innovation Network High Reliability Organization monthly content webinar “Cognitive Biases in Healthcare” will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday.
- The Michigan Green Healthcare Committee will meet from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids.
- An MHA Member Forum will take place from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Plante Moran in Southfield.
- An MHA Member Forum will take place from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Switch in Grand Rapids.
- The MHA Legislative Policy Panel Meeting will take place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the MHA Capitol Advocacy Center.
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