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.
MHA has released guidelines to assist hospitals develop appropriate programs to administer and/or prescribe Medication for Addiction Treatment in their EDs or satellite emergency facilities.
The PatientCareLink website now contains the budgeted staffing plans for nearly every unit of each hospital in Massachusetts for FY 2019.
An important Healthcare Safety Summit MHA held last week featured experts from throughout the state discussing not only strategies to prevent healthcare violence and conflict, but initiatives to promote wellness and resilience.
Recently, a national webinar hosted by the AHA’s Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET) featured MHA and Harrington Healthcare System’s Elise Wilson, R.N., who was violently attacked while caring for a patient.
An MHA Workgroup has developed a guidance document to assist hospitals with implementing care and management practices for patients with Alzheimer’s and related dementias.
The Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association (MHA) Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias Workgroup has issued a new guidance document to assist hospitals with implementing care and management practices for patients with Alzheimer’s and related dementi
Recently the Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts (WWCMA) announced the winners of its annual WorkWell Massachusetts Awards program.
Details are quickly coming together for the important MHA 2018 Healthcare Safety Summit at MHA’s Conference Center in Burlington on Tuesday, Dec. 4.
The Massachusetts Falls Prevention Coalition is holding the 12th Annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day event at the State House today.
Approximately 30 hospitals a year across the U.S. are closing, according to a national study that is resonating in Massachusetts.
Last week, U.S. News & World Report released their popular annual “Best Hospitals” rankings.
Over the past year, MHA has worked with its members across the commonwealth to address issues of workplace safety and wellbeing.
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.

Resources

Click on the link below to see The Massachusetts Behavioral Health System Report: Implications of Mandated Nurse Staffing Ratios (August 2018).