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.
Lawrence General Hospital is operating a program to help its communities fight obesity and resultant health problems.
DPH recently released a notice outlining new requirements for providers prescribing benzodiazepines.
Details are quickly coming together for the important MHA 2018 Healthcare Safety Summit at MHA’s Conference Center in Burlington on Tuesday, Dec. 4.
MHA was an early endorser of the Yes on 3 campaign for a variety of reasons.
Governor Charlie Baker has announced that he will vote NO on Question 1.
Emergency Department (ED) wait times will go up and care will be compromised if Question 1 passes.
MHA is holding an all-day Healthcare Safety Summit on Tuesday, December 4 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The HPC’s $949 million upper cost estimate does not include the cost associated with emergency departments.
The Massachusetts physician community thinks that Question 1 on the November 6 ballot is a very bad idea.
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.
The Massachusetts College of Emergency Physicians and Emergency Nurses Association-Massachusetts released a report showing harm form passage fo Question 1.
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 Center for Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace has released an online program to help nurses prevent musculoskeletal injuries.
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 Massachusetts Falls Prevention Coalition is holding the 12th Annual Fall Prevention Awareness Day on Monday, Sept. 17.
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.
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.
Click on the link below to see The Massachusetts Behavioral Health System Report: Implications of Mandated Nurse Staffing Ratios (August 2018).