Nominations due Aug. 23 for WSHA’s Community Health Leadership Award

Registration is now open for WSHA’s Annual Meeting in October, which also means it’s time to make nominations for WSHA’s 2018 Community Health Leadership Award, which will be given out at the Annual Meeting October 11 in Seattle.... Read More >>

Registration now open for Annual Meeting, Governance Education Day

Registration is now open for WSHA’s 2018 Annual Member Meeting and Governance Education Day — October 11 and 12, respectively — at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront. The theme of this year’s Annual Meeting is Innovative Leadership for Tomorrow’s Health Care.... Read More >>

InsMed offers physicians and executives help in protecting income

Health care organizations have a new option for providing physicians access to long-term supplemental disability insurance at a reduced cost through WSHA Industry Partner InsMed. Institutions with more than 75 employed physicians can offer their physicians individual disability insurance to supplement their current group coverage.... Read More >>

Newsletter helps keep members up to date in billing and coding

Looking to keep up on the latest changes in payment and coding? Sign up for the PARA HealthCare Analytics weekly newsletter. Recent issues have covered topics including billing for point-of-care testing and updates on OPPS and HCPCS. ... Read More >>

DOH to offer buprenorphine waiver trainings for opioid treatment

Completing one of the four-hour in-person courses and a four-hour online follow-up course allows physicians to prescribe buprenorphine for office-based treatment of opioid use disorder.... Read More >>

Five areas of health care that are essential to improving patient safety

A new article in British Medical Journal Quality & Safety reviews five areas of health care that are essential to improving patient safety, which the Institute For Healthcare Improvement/National Patient Safety Foundation (IHI/NPSF) and the Lucian Leape Institute (LLI) first identified in 2009.... Read More >>

Falls Prevention Awareness Day is September 22

Gov. Inslee has declared September 22 Falls Prevention Awareness Day, which is an opportunity to engage your organization in efforts to reduce falls that result in injuries. This is a relevant issue for Washington State, as 13 percent of residents are older than 65, falls are the leading cause of nonfatal injuries and hospital admissions among older adults, and the rate of death from falls among older adults has increased 25 percent in the last 18 years.... Read More >>

Best Practices in Utilizing Agency Staff

From time to time all hospitals need access to supplemental staffing. When the need arises, how can you be sure you have the people in place when you need them? This educational webcast addresses best practices in the use of agency staff. ... Read More >>

Gauging interest in patient safety courses for potential discounts

The Washington Patient Safety Coalition is working with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement-National Patient Safety Foundation and Duke Patient Safety Center to offer patient safety courses to their members. They are trying to gauge interest in offering these programs at a discount. The more who show interest, the greater the discount.... Read More >>

Annual Meeting, Governance Education Day registration to open Aug. 16

Registration for WSHA’s 2018 Annual Member Meeting and Governance Education Day — October 11 and 12, respectively, at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront — will open Monday, August 13. The theme of this year’s Annual Meeting is Innovative Leadership for Tomorrow’s Health Care.... Read More >>

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