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Quality & Safety

The Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association is committed to delivering transparent quality and safety information from hospitals and homecare agencies to patients and other healthcare stakeholders. Our PatientCareLink website is the one-stop destination for that information.

Equity of Care

Healthcare providers are committed to providing equitable care, to eliminate avoidable or remediable differences among groups of people, whether those groups are defined socially, economically, demographically or geographically.

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Quality & Safety

A key tenet of the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association is to ensure that quality and safety topics are high-priority, visible efforts of healthcare leadership. Ways to do this include the integration of proven patient safety strategies into healthcare processes of care; the monitoring and reporting progress on efforts to improve quality of care and patient safety; and measuring improvement over time on specific endeavors.

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Serious Illness Care

MHA works closely with the Department of Public Health and the Board of Registration in Medicine to implement criteria-based standardized policies and monitor SRE practices. The over-arching intent of this effort is to provide for fairness in billing, and to build on our increased transparency and openness with patients and the public. Our fundamental goal is to assure that systems are in place to reduce and ultimately prevent the occurrence of preventable SREs.

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Emergency Preparedness

Healthcare organizations face emergencies as widely varied as mass casualty incidents to infectious disease threats. The Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association offers members the latest information on those threats with guidance from a wide range of state, federal and clinical resources.

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Healthy Workforce

The Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association strongly supports the goals of having a healthy workforce. Our efforts range from providing the necessary immunizations to working to ensure a safe working environment for staff and patients.

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PatientCareLink

The mission of PatientCareLink is to deliver transparent quality and safety information from hospitals and home care agencies to patients and other healthcare stakeholders.

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Physician Engagement

With new healthcare payment-and-delivery models erasing the traditional lines that divided providers, the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association is committed serving as a convener to strengthen the link between physician group practices and hospitals in this rapidly evolving environment.

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Healthcare IT

Healthcare leaders across the US and throughout the world agree that investment in healthcare information technology can improve coordination of care, increase care quality, reduce overhead costs and guard against treatment and medication errors. Efforts are underway at the state and federal levels to implement a broad array of IT improvements.

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