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.
MHA has informed the HPC about patient safety and cost considerations related to insurance companies’ drug policies.
The Commonwealth Fund’s most recent Scorecard on State Health System Performance places Massachusetts at number 2 in the nation – up from fifth place in 2017.
UMass Memorial Medical Center was one of three finalists for the prestigious 2017 Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service.
An independent study of mandated nurse staffing ratios found that the proposed ballot question will conservatively cost the state’s healthcare system $1.31 billion in the first year, and $900 million annually thereafter.
Last Monday, April 30, approximately 180 opponents of government-mandated nurse staffing ratios attended a hearing on ratio legislation before the Joint Committee on Public Health.
MHA President and CEO Steve Walsh attended the kickoff event of the Freedom for All Massachusetts Coalition.
Over the past year, MHA has worked with its membership across the commonwealth to address issues of workplace safety and wellbeing.
The IPPS proposed rule would significantly reduce the number of quality measures hospitals have to report.
A team at Brigham & Women’s Hospital has developed a series of timed steps that providers can take to ensure that ED patients with mild dehydration can rehydrate by drinking fluids.
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.
Hospitals are still reporting that they are low on IV bags, saline and emergency products.