Posted on June 04, 2018
Legislative Policy Panel Hears from State Budget Office
The MHA Legislative Policy Panel convened its final meeting of the program year May 24 and developed recommendations for the MHA Board of Trustees on legislative initiatives impacting Michigan hospitals … Read more
Deadline Extended for MHA Committee, Council, Task Force Nominations
The MHA has extended to June 8 the deadline for submitting nominations to serve on its committees, councils and task forces. Nominations are accepted as the association assesses organizational needs for the upcoming program year … Read more
Watson Recognized as Top Patient Safety Expert
Sam R. Watson, MSA, MT (ASCP), CPPS, senior vice president of patient safety and quality, MHA, and executive director of the MHA Keystone Center, was recently named one of the 50 Experts Leading the Field of Patient Safety by Becker’s Hospital Review, a leading healthcare publication … Read more
Payment Proposed for Inpatient Long-acting Reversible Contraception Devices
The Medical Services Administration (MSA) recently released a proposed policy to establish Medicaid payment for long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) implants and intrauterine devices provided in the inpatient hospital setting following the delivery of a baby … Read more
Certification Course on Just Culture Offered at Discounted Rate
Just Culture is a crucial factor in healthcare safety and quality. It involves balanced, shared accountability without retribution and focuses on empowering employees to speak up and voice concerns to mitigate risk and improve future outcomes … Read more
MHA Member Forum Explored Workplace Safety Issues
To assist members in preparing for the possibility of violence occurring in their facilities, the MHA hosted a workplace safety member forum May 22. More than 80 people heard about the active shooter incident that occurred in 2017 at Covenant HealthCare, Saginaw … Read more
Be Rx Safe Campaign to Highlight Dangers of Prescription Drug Abuse/Overuse
On May 23, the MHA teamed up with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, the Michigan Osteopathic Association, the Michigan State Medical Society and the Michigan Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network to announce the creation of the Be Rx Safe campaign … Read more
Safe Table Discusses Readmissions and Care Transitions in Rural Areas
The MHA Keystone Center hosted a safe table May 17 in Kalkaska. Nearly a dozen MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) members attended the event, which offered a legally protected environment to have open dialogue regarding healthcare safety and quality issues … Read more
Women in Data Science Lansing Draws Healthcare Data Scientists
Women in Data Science (WiDS) Lansing attracted nearly 80 healthcare data scientists May 23 to discuss advancing healthcare data science to improve overall delivery of patient care … Read more
The Keckley Report
What’s Missing in the National Quality Strategy?
“Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released data showing life expectancy in the U.S. declined in 2017 for the third consecutive year. The good news was improvement in ... heart disease and cancer—but the bad news was death rate increases for Alzheimer’s, diabetes, flu and pneumonia, drug overdoses, suicides and firearm deaths.
“There’s a startling reality to these data: we’re doing a good job as a system battling conditions ... for which there’s a good business case to be made, but not so good when the upside is not quite as lucrative. Otherwise, recognition as one of America’s top heart hospitals wouldn’t carry so much weight or institutions wouldn’t have spent $207 million last year promoting their cancer brands.”
Paul Keckley, May 29, 2018
News to Know
Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of June 4:
- The MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization Peer Support in Healthcare webinar will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday.
- The MHA Council on Children’s Health will meet from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Friday at MHA headquarters, Okemos.
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