Join us for the WHPAC Appreciation Dinner Oct. 11

Thank you to all the leadership teams and individuals who have supported the Washington Hospital Political Action Committee (WHPAC)! As our way of saying thank you, we would like to invite donors of more than $350 to dinner at the Seattle Aquarium on Wednesday, October 11, the evening before our Annual Member Meeting.... Read More >>

WSHA Annual Member Meeting speaker spotlight: Rebecca Onie

Rebecca Onie is the co-founder and CEO of Health Leads. Health Leads arms health care institutions with the tools, technology, analytics, best practices and peer community necessary to address their own patients’ resource needs. Rebecca will deliver the opening plenary at the WSHA Annual Member Meeting on Thursday, October 12. Her session will focus on how Health Leads has been successful empowering health care providers to address all patients’ basic resource needs as a standard part of quality care.... Read More >>

AHA/Health Research & Educational Trust releases new readmissions trail guide

The American Hospital Association (AHA)/Health Research & Educational Trust just published a new Readmissions Trail Guide. This guide is intended to help hospitals identify where they are on the path of reducing readmissions so they can jump back on the trail to get to the desired destination. This tool can be used by hospitals that are just starting out or hospitals that have lost their way.... Read More >>

Call for participation — Clinical integration: Pathway to value

The American Hospital Association (AHA) and the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) are seeking participants to join their learning collaborative on managing population health and succeeding in new physician payment models that take effect in early 2019. The collaborative will begin in April 2018 and end in June 2019. Applications are due October 20.... Read More >>

Health work force needs? The Sentinel Network again seeks your input

You have an opportunity to let educators, policymakers and others around the state know about your health work force needs. The Washington Health Workforce Sentinel Network identifies the emerging occupations, skills and roles in demand at health care sites across the state. You can add your voice by being a Sentinel.... Read More >>

Membership update: 9/14/2017

Kenneth Archer has been appointed CEO/Administrator for North Valley Hospital. Welcome Kenneth!... Read More >>

Recent member news: 9/14/2017

Recent member news from the September 13, 2017 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Physician attitudes changing on topic of single payer

A new survey from Merritt Hawkins shows 42 percent of physicians now strongly support single-payer health care while 35 percent strongly oppose it. The results of this most recent survey of 1,033 physicians contrast with a national survey of physicians Merritt Hawkins conducted in 2008, which indicated that 58 percent of physicians opposed single-payer at that time while 42 percent supported it.... Read More >>

Cordant Health Solutions provides naloxone with opioid prescriptions

Specialized controlled substance pharmacies operated by Cordant Health Solutions are making the life-saving drug naloxone available to patients who are prescribed opioid pain medications. According to preliminary data reported by The New York Times, opioid overdoses are now the leading cause of death in adults under 50 with overdose deaths in 2016 most likely exceeding 59,000, marking the largest annual jump ever recorded.... Read More >>

Charge Master Review available for WSHA members

Endorsed Industry Partner Para Healthcare Financial Services is offering a Charge Master Assessment to WSHA members. The purpose of the review is to ensure your organization’s Charge Master is up to date and compliant. ... Read More >>

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