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Education and Events

The Maine Hospital Association offers a number of educational programs throughout the year on issues that are vital to Maine's healthcare community. Select an event below for more details.

2023 Summer Forum
Date: 6/21/2023 12:00 PM - 6/23/2023 12:00 PM

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MHA News

Check out the latest press releases and news for the Maine Hospital Association.


Nurses say NO to ratios

The Legislature's Labor Committee is considering LD 1639, which would implement rigid nurse to patient ratios in hospitals.  This legislation would increase the cost of healthcare in Maine, limit access to hospital care, and decrease hospital quality. 

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Workforce Resources

Maine hospitals are facing shortages in the availability of qualified staff. These shortages are particularly acute with respect to clinical staff, where the aging of the workforce and the increased statewide competition for staff have significantly challenged hospitals in their efforts to recruit and retain qualified, experienced healthcare professionals. This page includes resources to help people access training and employment in healthcare. 

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Information Blocking

Most healthcare information is digitized, accessible, and shareable thanks to several technology and
policy advances making interoperable, electronic health record systems widely available. In 2016,
the 21st Century Cures Act made sharing electronic health information the expected
norm in health care by authorizing the Secretary of Health and Human Services to identify,
“reasonable and necessary activities that do not constitute information blocking.” The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s 2020 Cures Act Final Rule established information blocking exceptions to implement the law.

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Coastal Healthcare Alliance’s Mark Fourré is new MHA Board Chair

Mark Fourré, MD, president of Coastal Healthcare Alliance, which includes Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport and Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast, was installed as chair of the Maine Hospital Association Board of Directors on Wednesday night at the Association’s Summer Forum at the Samoset Resort in Rockport.

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