News to Know - Week of Sept. 17

Posted on September 15, 2018

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Sept. 17:

  • The 2018 MHA Patient Safety & Quality Symposium will take place Tuesday and Wednesday at the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest. The symposium covers a wide array of topics, including high reliability in healthcare, person and family engagement, developing a culture of safety, the role of transparency in patient safety, and more. For more information, contact Kristen Cavanagh-Strong at the MHA.
  • As of Sept. 5, the hepatitis A outbreak that began in Michigan Aug. 1, 2016, has claimed 28 lives, hospitalized 713 residents, and sickened 173 more. To continue working to end the outbreak, the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services will host a clinician webinar from noon to 1 p.m. EDT Sept. 26. The webinar will include updates on the status of the disease in Michigan and interactive discussion of ongoing screening, vaccinations and response strategies. One continuing medical education credit is available for the webinar. For more information, contact Rob Wood at the MHA.
  • The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services hosts a series of immunization conferences each fall. In 2018, the immunization conferences will be held during October and November at eight separate locations. They are appropriate for all immunizing providers in diverse healthcare settings, and staff in physicians’ offices may find the conferences particularly beneficial. 
  • The Michigan Health Policy Forum will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 29 using the theme Searching for Sustainable Funding to Prevent Future Health Care Costs. It will explore the importance of social determinants of health and funding options for making a positive impact. Resources on the topic are available on the forum’s website. The event, co-sponsored by the MHA, will be held at the Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol. There is no fee to attend, but registration is required. For more information, contact Dennis Paradis, MPH, executive director of the forum.

Tags: Symposium, Patient Safety and Quality, webinar, vaccine, MDHHS, hepatitis A

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