Recording Available for MHA Strategic Action Plan Review

The MHA hosted a virtual forum Oct. 18 reviewing the Strategic Action Plan that was approved by the MHA Board of Trustees in August. The forum discussed pressing challenges and opportunities facing healthcare, including workforce development and wellbeing, health equity, behavioral health and financial stability. The forum also discussed the tactics to accomplish these goals and how the membership can support these initiatives. The forum was recorded and is available to members.

Members with questions should contact Erica Leyko at the MHA.

Webinar Prepares for The Joint Commission and CMS Health Equity Requirements

Recently, The Joint Commission (TJC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced their commitment in driving the next decade of health equity for people who are underserved. The commitment to advancing health equity will help foster a healthcare system that benefits all for generations to come. These new requirements include the expansion of collection, reporting and analysis of standardized data. Hospitals and health systems must be prepared to understand and report these new requirements to continue to receive reimbursement from the CMS.

The MHA Health Foundation webinar Prepare for The Joint Commission and CMS Health Equity Requirements will:

  • Describe the new health equity-related reporting requirements to stay compliant with TJC and the CMS.
  • Demonstrate how you can assess hospital readiness to meet the new requirements.
  • Outline sources for data, including hospital community health needs assessments, for health equity reporting.
  • Describe how to assess and analyze your patients’ social risk factors and how these needs evolve over time.

The webinar is scheduled from 11 a.m. to noon, Nov. 15 and MHA-member hospitals can register for an unlimited number of connections per hospital/entity for $200.

Members with questions should contact Erica Leyko at the MHA.

Webinar Highlights Diverse Perspectives and Collaboration to Improve Strategic Goals

Now is the time to maximize board resources to design healthcare that is affordable, equitable and focused on your community’s needs. To effectively create strategies, an organization’s leadership must agree on the approach, terminology and philosophy surrounding goals.

The Difference Between Strategic Planning and Having Strategic Focus webinar from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Oct. 11 will provide guidance on how to accomplish strategic goals. Specifically, it will explain how the board, executive and clinical leadership can collaboratively develop an approach to the organization’s strategy and implementation; use the diversity of board, leadership and medical staff perspectives to actively debate the merits of differing approaches; and how to carve out time to ask questions like what elements are missing and where is the resistance to new ideas.

Board chairs, CEOs and all governing board members are encouraged to register and join us virtually. MHA-member hospitals can register for an unlimited number of connections per hospital or entity for $250. Members with questions should contact Erica Leyko at the MHA.

Strategic Planning Webinar Available for Hospital Leadership

Developing and executing strategy requires an organization’s top leadership to agree on the approach, terminology and philosophy surrounding goal setting.

The Difference Between Strategic Planning and Having Strategic Focus webinar will explain how the board, executive and clinical leadership can collaboratively develop an approach to a healthcare organization’s strategic planning and implementation. It will also include strategy guidelines for the role of the board, leadership and medical staff so that each group’s strengths and assets are utilized for the organization’s benefit as well as how to carve out time for this work.

The webinar is scheduled from 1 to 2 p.m. ET Oct. 11. Board chairs, CEOs and all governing board members are encouraged to register. MHA-member hospitals can register for an unlimited number of connections per hospital/entity for $250. Members with questions should contact Erica Leyko at the MHA.

Webinar Explores Guidelines for Strategic Planning

The role that boards, executive and medical staff members play in developing and executing organizational strategy represents some of their most nuanced and significant work in healthcare. While many approaches, terminology and philosophies exist around strategy-setting, it’s important for leadership to agree on all fronts.

The Difference Between Strategic Planning and Having Strategic Focus webinar will explain how to engage board, executive and clinical leadership in the collaborative and foundational work of developing and executing a strategic plan. It will also outline the role of the board, leadership and medical staff so that each group’s strengths and assets are utilized for the organization’s benefit – and how to carve out time for this work.

Board chairs, CEOs and all governing board members are encouraged to register. MHA-member hospitals can register for an unlimited number of connections per hospital/entity for $250. Members with questions should contact Erica Leyko at the MHA.

MHA Offering Basics of Case Management Boot Camp

The role of case management is central to many healthcare structures, including value-based reimbursement, bundled payments, care transitions and accountable care organizations. Case management is at the center of it all!

The MHA Health Foundation five-part virtual boot camp series Basics of Case Management begins with fundamental issues pertinent to case managers and throughout the series will cover issues surrounding utilization, discharge planning, care coordination and how to integrate the roles and functions of case managers with other healthcare professionals.

The Basics of Case Management virtual boot camp will take place 10 a.m. to noon ET on the following dates:

  • Oct. 6 – History of Case Management.
  • Oct. 13 – Utilization Review and Management.
  • Oct. 20 – Discharge Planning and Continuum of Care.
  • Oct. 27 – Effective Care Coordination.
  • Nov. 3 – Skill Sets and Roles of Clinicians and Case Management Professionals.

Healthcare personnel responsible for any or all aspects of case management are encouraged to register. Individual hospital sites can register for single sessions for $195 or for the five-part series for $780. Members with questions should contact Erica Leyko at the MHA.

Ligature Risks and Regulatory Requirements Reviewed in MHA Webinar

Suicide safety continues to be a priority for accrediting organizations such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and The Joint Commission (TJC), requiring many providers to evaluate various policies and processes. They include how to keep suicidal patients safe when care is needed outside of the psychiatric unit, how to ensure suicidal safety in the emergency room, controlled entrances and exits, and more. The MHA Health Foundation webinar Ligature Risks and Preventing Inpatient Suicide: Compliance with the CMS and TJC Standards will review ligature risks in behavioral health, emergency department, and the inpatient setting, complying with regulatory and accreditation requirements, and related issues.

The webinar is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon ET June 14, and MHA members can register for a connection fee of $200. Members with questions should contact Erica Leyko at the MHA.

Webinar Reviews Ligature Risks and Regulatory Requirements

Suicide safety continues to be a priority for accrediting organizations such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and The Joint Commission (TJC), requiring many providers to evaluate various policies and processes. They include how to keep suicidal patients safe when care is needed outside of the psychiatric unit, how to ensure suicidal safety in the emergency room, controlled entrances and exits, and more.

The MHA Health Foundation webinar Ligature Risks and Preventing Inpatient Suicide: Compliance with the CMS and TJC Standards will review ligature risks in behavioral health, emergency department, and the inpatient setting, compliance with regulatory and accreditation requirements, and more.

The webinar is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon ET June 14, and MHA members can register for a connection fee of $200. Members with questions should contact Erica Leyko at the MHA.

Webinar Reviews Infection Control Worksheet Compliance

Antibiotics have transformed the practice of medicine, making once lethal infections readily treatable and other medical advances possible. Like all medications, antibiotics can have serious unintended consequences, such as causing a patient to have an adverse drug reaction or a patient misusing the antibiotic. Improving the use of antibiotics is an important patient safety and public health issue. The MHA Health Foundation webinar The CMS Hospital Infection Control and Antibiotic Stewardship Program Compliance Requirements will examine:

  • How to accurately complete Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) infection control worksheets.
  • Updated procedures for the hand hygiene tracer.
  • Details surrounding the use of clean needles and syringes.
  • Vaccine storage and handling, as well as Centers for Disease Control and Prevention procedures for cleaning and disinfecting reusable medical devices.

The webinar is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon ET June 7, and MHA members can register for a $200 connection fee per facility. Members with questions should contact Erica Leyko at the MHA.

News to Know – Week of March 28

  • Nominations for the MHA Healthcare Leadership Award will be accepted through April 1. The award honors healthcare trustees, executives, physicians, nurses and others who have demonstrated outstanding healthcare leadership within individual facilities and in their communities. Award winners will be announced during the MHA Annual Membership Meting in June. For more information, contact Erica Leyko at the MHA.