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.
Interested to see how your hospital staffs each of its units? Want to see how the federal government rates your hospital’s quality of care?
The Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association (MHA) and Tufts Medical Center, working with hospital clinicians and operational staff in Massachusetts and other states, have developed two documents to help hospitals develop internal policies to prev
CMS will not update Hospital Compare’s quality star ratings in July as scheduled.
The IPPS proposed rule would significantly reduce the number of quality measures hospitals have to report.
Registration is now open for the 2018 Patient Safety Forum.
Curious about how a hospital staffs the unit in which you or a loved one is receiving care?
The PatientCareLink (PCL) website, which allows the public to see how each nursing unit in nearly every Massachusetts hospital is staffed, has been updated with the latest actual staffing reports for FY2017. Budgeted 2017 staffing plans were posted o
Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 11-17, is right around the corner.
HB1186 An Act to Promote Patient Care Transparency and Nurse Advancement
MHA, the Organization of Nurse Leaders of MA, RI, NH, CT & VT, and the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts have posted the latest available national quality performance measures for both hospitals and home healthcare agencies in Massachusetts.
Last week, MHA sent a notice to its membership informing them of a new antibiotic stewardship project funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), in conjunction with the Johns Hopkins Medicine Armstrong Institute for Patient Safe
The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission is sponsoring a free conference based on the healthcare delivery transformations achieved through the CHART program.
Berkshire Medical Center on Friday received a strike notice from its nursing union, which set Tuesday, October 3 as the date for its one-day walkout.
MHA, in partnership with the Organization of Nurse Leaders, Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts, and Hospital Association of Rhode Island have launched a newly re-designed and expanded PatientCareLink website.
MHA and ONL have publicly posted the latest available selected nursing-sensitive care measures, most of which are endorsed by the National Quality Forum (NQF), for 74 Bay State hospitals. Reported measures include pressure ulcer prevalence, patient f
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham began an organization-wide effort to enhance its commitment to patient safety.
MHA hosted an educational webinar Wednesday for the new Pain Stewardship Program (PSP) it announced with Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals.
Kate E. Walsh, president & CEO of Boston Medical Center, is the 77th Chair of the Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association Board of Trustees. She succeeds Keith Hovan, president & CEO of Southcoast Health in New Bedford.
Stephen J. Hegarty Memorial Lecture, Will Lautzenheiser, a quadruple amputee who lost his limbs following an aggressive and sudden case of streptococcus infection in 2011 that led to necrotizing fasciitis, delivered the Stephen J. Hegarty.
Taking the first steps to create an advance healthcare plan may seem daunting, but there are many resources close at hand to help you.

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