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MHA Urges House Members to Vote No on ACA Replacement

Date:3/22/2017 11:53:51 AM

The Maine Hospital Association (MHA) today urged Maine’s members of the U.S. House of Representatives to vote against the American Health Care Act (AHCA), saying the legislation is bad for Maine hospitals and their patients. 

Letter to Maine's Congressional Delegation RE: ACA Repeal

Date:1/20/2017 4:23:36 PM

The Maine Hospital Association has sent Maine's Congressional delegation letters detailing the devastating impact that repealing the Affordable Care Act would have if an adequate replacement is not enacted. 

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.

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(news release from Eastern Maine Medical Center)

Achieving peak athletic performance begins with having the tools to reduce the risk of injury, train for success, follow the right nutrition plan, and focus both on the mental and physical components of reaching an athlete’s fullest potential. In February and March, EMMC Sports Health will help competitive athletes, weekend warriors, and everyone in between gain the knowledge to perform their best during a free educational series.

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 MHA Summer Forum

Mark your calendars and plan to attend MHA’s annual Summer Forum, June 21-23, at the Samoset Resort in Rockport, Maine.

The Summer Forum is MHA's largest venue for health care education.  Held annually, it attracts close to 400 healthcare professionals, business leaders and government officials from across Maine and New England.

Date: 6/21/2017 12:00 AM - 6/23/2017 12:00 PM
2017 Basic Trustee Orientation

The Basic Orientation - Healthcare Governance: Roles and Responsibilities of a Trustee is designed for newer board members. It will focus on the fundamental duties of hospital trustees. Highly respected governance expert Eric Lister, MD, who continues to receive rave reviews from past participants, will lead the program.

Date: 9/28/2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Healthcare Technology Webinar Series: Part 1

Part I of this 2-part series will discuss the four areas of technology (clinical breakthroughs, analytics, communications facilitation and care coordination, and healthcare business processes) and how they are revolutionizing healthcare, as well as address some of the challenges involved in getting disruptive technology adopted within the provider community.

Date: 4/11/2017, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Healthcare Technology Webinar Series: Part 2

Continuing the discussion from Part 1 about the challenges of getting technology fully implemented in healthcare settings, Part 2 will consider additional pitfalls. Then this session will address the complex relationship among data privacy, security and access.

Date: 4/25/2017, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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