Equity of Care

Healthcare providers are committed to providing equitable care, to eliminate avoidable or remediable differences among groups of people, whether those groups are defined socially, economically, demographically or geographically.
The Boston-based Institute for Healthcare Improvement has a new initiative called Pursuing Equity Learning & Action Network, and is looking to partner with health system teams to fulfill the initiative’s goals.
Cooley Dickinson Health Care supports several food systems projects through its community benefit program.
The Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed a sweeping mental health reform bill last Thursday that takes a large step towards "parity."
Interested hospital-affiliated clinicians are invited to participate in one or more free, CME-credit-bearing webinars sponsored by Partners in Contraceptive Choice and Knowledge.
Through SOAR Training – Stop, Observe, Ask, Respond – healthcare and social service professionals are better able to recognize those who are at risk or who have experienced human trafficking.
A series of federal judges on October 11 stayed a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) “public charge” rule.
Where you live affects your health.
On Tuesday, the Joint Committee on Financial Services will hold a hearing regarding telemedicine.
A Massachusetts patient, caregiver, and advocate were among those testifying last Wednesday before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform about the Trump Administration’s termination of the deferred action program.
08.19.2019  | DOI Specialing Update
DOI issued a communication on August 2nd to fully insured health plans providing guidance on coding and billing for additional services (“specialing”) that may be necessary for admissions to inpatient psychiatric units as part of the commonwealth’s E
MHA will host a webinar, “Telemedicine in Massachusetts: Opportunities and the Current Regulatory Landscape,” on Friday, September 27th from 10-11:30 a.m.
The Department of Mental Health has amended the regulations relating to its oversight of the licensing and operation of mental health facilities.
The Schwartz Center’s Compassion in Action Healthcare Conference takes place Sunday through Tuesday, September 8-10 at the Westin Boston Waterfront.
Boston Medical Center has received the American College of Healthcare Executives Massachusetts Chapter inaugural award recognizing achievement in advancing diversity and inclusion in a healthcare setting.
Hospitals are undertaking important initiatives to reach deeper into their communities to improve health.
MHA is encouraging its member hospitals to show their exemplary work to a national audience by applying for the American Hospital Association’s (AHA’s) Quest for Quality prize.
How will new population-centered care models affect pediatric care?
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission submitted its mandated annual report to Congress last week, and once again called for a total revamping of Medicare’s hospital quality programs.
ACHE of Massachusetts will present its First Annual Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award at its spring conference on Friday, May 17, 2019.
Last week, MHA submitted testimony strongly supporting a bill that would prohibit any licensed medical professional engaging with a minor in so-called conversion therapy.

Resources

Click on the link below for timely webinars, articles, toolkits and more with information on stress management, self-care, and caregiver support. (April 2020)

Click on the link below for the MMS-MHA Joint Task Force on Physician Burnout and Reliant Medical Group white paper on EHR best practices to reduce clinician burnout (April 2019).

Click on the link below for the MMS/HSPH/MHA report on physician burnout (January 2019).


Click on the link below to see The Massachusetts Behavioral Health System Report: Implications of Mandated Nurse Staffing Ratios (August 2018).