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DHHS Update on Prescription Monitoring Program Changes

Date:12/20/2016 7:25:59 PM

Letter to providers from the Department of Health & Human Services about enforcement of changes to the Prescription Monitoring Program

MHA selected to join a national Hospital Improvement Innovation Network to improve patient safety

Date:10/17/2016 4:31:13 PM

The Maine Hospital Association is working with the Health Research and Educational Trust of the American Hospital Association on a national initiative to reduce preventable hospital-acquired conditions and readmissions. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) Hospital Improvement Innovation Network contracts are part of a broader effort to transform our healthcare system into one that works better for the American people and for the Medicare program.

Targeting Triple Aim--New for 2016

Date:10/6/2016 10:53:57 AM

The Triple Aim is a framework developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement to optimize healthcare system.

Hospital Issues for State Candidates

Date:9/14/2016 11:34:28 AM

MHA has sent Maine legislative candidates Hospital Issues for State Candidates, a resource to educate them about the issues facing hospitals and their importance to their districts.

Healthcare workforce to grow in Maine

Date:9/14/2016 11:14:21 AM

The Maine Department of Labor predicts that the employment in the healthcare sector will continue to grow in the state because of Maine’s aging population.

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At a recent national webinar, Sue Devoe, RN, BSN, Director of Quality, Licensing and Accreditation at Northern Maine Medical Center (NMMC), and Sharon Berz, Director of Long Term Care at the Aroostook Area Agency on Aging (AAAA) were guest presenters to a national audience of peers on a partnership the two organizations created to support patients in the transition from hospital to home. Implemented nearly two years ago, the partnership of NMMC and AAAA was intended to improve the quality of life of patients, to assist them to thrive in their home and to reduce readmission to the hospital.
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2017 Small or Rural Hospital Conference

Some of the topics that will be addressed at this year’s conference include:
*  Creating a culture of excellence through employee engagement
*  Future of healthcare in the Trump administration
*  What hospitals and their physicians need to know about MACRA
*  Addressing the needs of behavioral health/substance abuse patients in the emergency department


Location: Jordan Grand Hotel & Conference Center at Sunday River
Date: 2/15/2017 - 2/17/2017
2017 Summer Forum


June 21-23, 2017
Samoset Resort, Rockport


Date: 6/21/2017 12:00 AM - 6/23/2017 12:00 PM
CMS Emergency CoPs Webinar

On September 8, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized a rule to establish consistent emergency preparedness requirements for healthcare providers participating in Medicare and Medicaid, increase patient safety during emergencies, and establish a more coordinated response to natural and man-made disasters.  It requires these providers and suppliers to meet four standards: emergency plan, policies and procedures, communication plan, and a training and testing program. This webinar will cover the standards and provide tools to help you discover the gaps in your current emergency preparedness plan. The rule becomes effective Nov. 16, 2017.

Date: 1/31/2017, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Enhance Your ED to Sustain Performance Improvement Webinar

During this webinar, the audience will learn about key drivers of emergency department intake, throughput and utilization. The speakers will share how these metrics are used to manage today’s emergency services efficiently, using data to drive decisions.

Date: 1/31/2017, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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