Case Study: Why a RHIO chose to use ZeOmega

A regional health information organization (RHIO) chose Jiva™ HIE technology from ZeOmega® to share 30 million unique patient records within its network. They chose ZeOmega for its ability to rapidly and easily integrate with other electronic health record (EHR) systems, highly configurable consent management system and scalable architecture that can grow with the RHIO as millions of unique patient records and transactions are added.... Read More >>

Diabetes Wellness Initiative, Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital

Memorial Hospital conducted a community health needs assessment, and the data revealed that while Yakima County’s diabetes and obesity rates were higher than the state average, only about 7 percent of their diabetes patients were receiving diabetes education.... Read More >>

Join us for the PAC appreciation dinner Oct. 13 — RSVP by Sept. 26

The Washington Hospital Political Action Committee is an important way for hospital and health system leaders to elect champions and engage with elected officials. Each year, we invite PAC donors who contribute $350 or more to a fun evening to show our appreciation, and this year we’re excited to welcome guests to dinner on the 76th floor of the Columbia Tower, where 360-degree panoramic views show off breathtaking views of the city and the surrounding mountains.... Read More >>

Recent member news: 9/22/2016

Recent member news from the Sept. 22, 2016 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

EvergreenHealth Monroe appoints new chief nursing officer

EvergreenHealth Monroe has welcomed Wendy Kesl, MBA, BSN, RN, as its new chief nursing officer. She brings more than a decade of health care experience, including six years in management and administration, to the EvergreenHealth Monroe team.... Read More >>

Proposed certificate of need requirement for ORs at existing ambulatory surgical facilities

The Washington State Department of Health Certificate of Need program has issued a notice of rulemaking to require a certificate of need for the addition of operating rooms at an existing ambulatory surgical facility (ASF). The proposed change classifies the expansion of the number of operating rooms at an ASF as “the construction, development, or other establishment of a new health care facility.” We encourage hospitals interested in this topic to engage in this rulemaking process. ... Read More >>

Thank you PAC contributors

The 2016 WHPAC campaign continues! We are more than half way to our $220,000 goal, having raised $130,000 to date. Members who have met their PAC goal will be recognized during the annual meeting. Please get your contributions in by Oct. 4 to meet the print deadline.... Read More >>

Annual Meeting hotel room blocks have sold out

WSHA’s 84th Annual Member Meeting is just a few weeks away, and our room blocks at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront and the Edgewater Hotel have sold out. However, you can still book your room at one of WSHA’s preferred hotels. ... Read More >>

A rare procedure to save a life

While the 16-hour procedure represents a new beginning for Savana, it reflects a milestone for the UW’s intestinal rehabilitation program, which Dr. Jorge Reyes — who performed Savana’s surgery — formed four years ago to help those suffering from intestinal failure.... Read More >>

Cuba can teach us a lesson in public health

I recently had the opportunity to join a Washington State delegation to Cuba on a health care fact-finding and exchange mission. Led by the lieutenant governor and several members of the Senate Health Care Committee, it was a fascinating trip. The Cubans are excited about the opportunity to renew ties and friendships with the United States, and we were warmly welcomed wherever we went.... Read More >>

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