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 Joint Committee on Public Health on Tuesday heard testimony on a bill that would create a new level of dental practice – Advance Dental Hygiene Practitioners (ADHP).
MHA statement regarding legislation to authorize Advance Dental Hygiene Practitioners
AHRQ has funding available for large research projects in two areas: preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAI) and efforts for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (CARB).
Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s poster presentation on the hospital’s journey to become a high-reliability organization (HRO) was featured last month at the Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET) Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) The J
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), in conjunction with the Johns Hopkins Medicine Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality and NORC at The University of Chicago has created a safety program for improving antibiotic use.
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 appreciates the opportunity to submit comments on the following bills regarding mental health and substance use disorder treatment.
The state’s Health Policy Commission (HPC) on Wednesday introduced “DataPoints” – described as online briefs that will spotlight data findings relevant to HPC’s mission
The Massachusetts Nurses Association sent out an e-mail directive to its members at Tufts Medical Center asking them to strike at a time that is “most harmful to the hospital.”
MHA – joining with the Massachusetts Health Council, the Boston Foundation and the American Heart / American Stroke Association – testified before the Joint Committee on Revenue in strong support of a tiered excise tax proposal on sugary drinks.
MHA hosted an educational webinar Wednesday for the new Pain Stewardship Program (PSP) it announced with Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals.
MHA is hosting an educational webinar for MHA and MA Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors members on Tuesday, June 20th from noon to 1:00 pm regarding the Center for Healthcare Information and Analysis consumer healthcare transparency.
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.
David Storto, president of Partners Continuing Care and Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, has been awarded the prestigious 2017 William L. Lane Hospital Advocate Award from MHA.
The killing of 49 people in Orlando, Florida and the physical injury to 53 others has brought attention – once again – to guns in American society.
SNE-PTN is one of 29 networks across the country selected and funded by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to prepare clinicians to participate in alternative payment models in the future.
How are the health insurance companies that operate in Massachusetts doing?
06.20.2016  | Transition at CHIA
Ray Campbell has been named the new executive director of the state’s Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA), effective August 1.
The Organization of Nurse Leaders – Mass., R.I., N.H., and Conn. chose its new leadership team during its annual meeting June 16 and 17.

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