MHA Service Corporation Board Addresses MHA Action Plan Priorities
Posted on February 06, 2020
The MHA Service Corporation (MHASC) convened a meeting of its board Jan. 30 to assess and further develop programs and services to support key initiatives in the 2019-2020 MHA Action Plan.
The board received a report on activities of the MHA Enhanced Data Task Force, which was established to identify data priorities, pilot initiatives, governance and privacy issues, and value propositions, providing guidance and recommendations to the MHA Board of Trustees. The MHASC Board continued to discuss how best to position the association and its members to collect and use data to drive improvements in population health, advance advocacy objectives, and serve members’ operational needs. The MHASC Board also received an update on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services rules for price transparency and discussed their impact at the federal and state levels.
In addition, the MHASC held the inaugural meeting of its Human Resources Committee to address current issues, consider future healthcare workforce needs, and provide input to the MHASC Board on innovative solutions to improve value and performance. Workplace safety and wellbeing is an MHA strategic priority and is supported by education and training from MHA Endorsed Business Partner HSS and efforts of the MHA Workplace Safety Collaborative. The committee provided feedback on activities in these areas and reviewed the initial charter. Its next meeting will be held in conjunction with the Michigan Healthcare Human Resources Conference in March.
The MHASC board welcomed its newly appointed members as approved by the MHA Board of Trustees at its last meeting, including Betty Chu, MD, MBA, associate chief clinical officer and chief quality officer, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit; Brian Connolly, retired CEO and chief transformation executive, Beaumont Health System, Southfield; Marita Hattem-Schiffman, president, MidMichigan Medical Center-Gratiot/Mt. Pleasant/Clare; and Kent Riddle, CEO, Mary Free Bed Hospital, Grand Rapids.
To learn about MHASC services available to MHA members, visit the MHA Business Services webpage. Questions on these options or about the MHASC board and human resources committee meetings should be directed to Peter Schonfeld at the MHA.
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