News to Know – Week of April 16

Posted on April 14, 2018

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of April 16:

  • The MHA Keystone Center Spring 2018 Workshop: Preventing Harm Across the Board will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at The Henry, Autograph Collection in Dearborn. The event will focus on driving improvement in adverse drug events, venous thromboembolism, pressure injuries and falls through a high-reliability lens. For more information, contact the MHA Keystone Center.
  • The MHA Health Foundation webinar “CMS Proposed Changes to Discharge Planning Standards and IMPACT Act” will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday. The webinar will outline effective ways to explain discharge instructions to patients, determine the specific information that must be sent to primary care practitioners within 48 hours of patient discharge, and create a medication reconciliation process that improves patient safety. For more information, contact Erica Leyko at the MHA.
  • The Great Lakes Partners for Patients Hospital Innovation Improvement Network webinar “Reducing Hospital Readmissions-Part 4” will take place from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday. This is the final segment of a four-part series that explores reducing readmissions and covers topics such as Transitional Care Management services, sepsis, behavioral health and patient-centered approaches. For more information, contact Ewa Panetta at the MHA.
  • The 2018 Michigan Healthcare Human Resources Conference will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the James B. Henry Center for Executive Development in Lansing. The conference will explore making small shifts for a big impact, changes in employment law, diversity and more. It has been approved for 6 HR general recertification credits by the HR Certification Institute. For more information, contact Neil MacVicar at the MHA.
  • Nominations for the 2018 MHA Healthcare Leadership Award are due by the close of business Friday. The award honors healthcare governing board, executive, physician, nursing and other healthcare leaders who have provided exceptional leadership to an individual healthcare organization and to the health and well-being of the community. Nominations must be submitted electronically. For more information, contact Erica Leyko at the MHA.
  • As the deadly outbreak of hepatitis A in Michigan continues, it is critical that hospitals and healthcare providers screen for risk factors and immunize patients accordingly. MHA members are encouraged to participate in a hepatitis A update for clinicians via webinar from noon to 1 p.m. May 7. The webinar will be hosted by Eden Wells, MD, MPH, FACPM, chief medical executive, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. With 25 deaths and 646 hospitalizations reported as of April 11, Michigan has been hardest hit by the multistate outbreak.
  • MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) members may submit nominations through April 26 for the 2018 second quarter MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award. The award recognizes individuals or teams in PSO-member hospitals who prevent patient or staff harm by speaking up when they see a potential adverse event. For more information about the award and nomination process, visit the Speak-up! Award webpage. Members with questions may contact the MHA Keystone Center PSO.

Tags: webinar, readmissions, Healthcare Human Resources Conference, Speak-up! Award, Healthcare Leadership Award, Keystone Center Spring Workshop, GLPP, CMS, hepatitis A

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