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.
The new transparency website from the Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) is nearing completion.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is accepting applications for grants totaling up to $200,000 for up to five years.
The Massachusetts Alliance for Communication and Resolution following Medical Injury's annual forum is May 15.
Registration is now open for the 2018 Patient Safety Forum.
Attend A Map Through the Maze on Wednesday, May 23 to learn the latest on newly released care standards for Alzheimer’s and related dementias.
The IHI/NPSF Patient Safety Congress takes place in May.
Pediatricians across the U.S. have announced that on March 14 they will stand in solidarity with students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (Parkland, Fla.).
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.
The Massachusetts Lung Cancer Screening Learning Collaborative is holding a kickoff meeting on Wednesday, March 14.
Hospitals are still reporting that they are low on IV bags, saline and emergency products.
After the state experienced a small dip in the flu during the first two weeks of January, last week flu cases spiked upward.
The American Nurses Association Massachusetts has joined the Coalition to Protect Patient Safety.
The harsh flu season has resulted in a spike in boarding at Massachusetts acute care hospital emergency departments.
Massachusetts DPH and the Mass. Adult Immunization Coalition will hold the 23rd Annual Mass. Adult Immunization Conference on Tuesday, April 10.
BORN has sent notice informing nurses that an e-learning tool on domestic and sexual violence is not yet up and running.
HB1143 / SB1199 An Act Relative to the Closing of Hospital Essential Services
SB1174, HB1181/SB1183, SB1269, HB1136, HB1137, HB1207, HB3250, SB1248, SB1270, HB1175, HB1197, SB1230, HB2441, HB2477, HB3514, SB1212, SB1234 Healthcare Facilities
HB1186 An Act to Promote Patient Care Transparency and Nurse Advancement