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 Massachusetts College of Emergency Physicians and Emergency Nurses Association-Massachusetts released a report showing harm form passage fo Question 1.
In recognition of World Sepsis Day, HHS Secretary Marylou Sudders marked World Sepsis Day by announcing the creation of the Massachusetts Sepsis Consortium.
The Massachusetts Falls Prevention Coalition is holding the 12th Annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day event at the State House today.
As the battle against opioid use disorder continues, the behavioral healthcare system and other medical professionals are mobilizing to provide the most effective care for patients.
The Massachusetts law that mandated nurse staffing ratios in intensive care units did not result in any improvements to patient care in those units.
The Center for Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace has released an online program to help nurses prevent musculoskeletal injuries.
The Massachusetts Falls Prevention Coalition is holding the 12th Annual Fall Prevention Awareness Day on Monday, Sept. 17.
The Massachusetts Action Coalition recently was named one of nine state-based groups to receive a $25,000 innovation fund from the national Campaign for Action.
The FDA has awarded a contract to develop evidence-based guidelines for appropriate opioid analgesic prescribing.
Approximately 30 hospitals a year across the U.S. are closing, according to a national study that is resonating in Massachusetts.
Massachusetts DPH last week issued advisories about Hepatitis A and West Nile virus.
Last week, U.S. News & World Report released their popular annual “Best Hospitals” rankings.
Online financial analyst WalletHub has ranked Mass. as the second best state to have a baby.
The Massachusetts Falls Prevention Coalition is holding its 12th Annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day event on Monday, September 17.
The IHI/NPSF has released a new report focusing on home healthcare patient safety.
The Boston Globe had a strong article last week by reporter Liz Kowalczyk highlighting the ongoing problem of ED “boarding.”
The Massachusetts House of Representatives voted unanimously last Wednesday to pass a sweeping, multi-part bill to fight the opioid crisis.
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A conference committee will now attempt to resolve differences between the House bill and legislation from the Senate passed last year.
CMS will not update Hospital Compare’s quality star ratings in July as scheduled.
Click on the link below to see The Massachusetts Behavioral Health System Report: Implications of Mandated Nurse Staffing Ratios (August 2018).