Hospital clinical experts needed on the Health Technology Clinical Committee

The Washington State Health Care Authority is seeking to fill three vacancies on the Health Technology Clinical Committee. Qualified health professionals who use health technology in their scope of practice and who have experience with evidence-based medicine are encouraged to apply.Applications will be accepted until 5pm June 1.... Read More >>

Seeking applications for out-of-pocket cost task force

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued the Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities final rule May 13 to advance health equity under the Affordable Care Act. The final rule prohibits sex discrimination in health care.... Read More >>

Welcome Darryl Wolfe, new CFO at Olympic Medical Center

Olympic Medical Center has appointed Darryl Wolfe to the position of CFO. Darryl has been with the medical center for nearly a decade, with the bulk of his tenure in the finance department, where he served as treasurer, operations and business analyst, and financial analyst.... Read More >>

Members of Washington congressional delegation urge CMS to adopt ‘flexible’ rules

At WSHA’s request, seven members of the Washington congressional delegation have signed a letter urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to adopt “flexible” rules as it implements a major change in how it provides payments for services provided in off-campus, provider-based facilities.... Read More >>

Opportunity to recruit and retain providers to your community

The purpose of this bulletin is to remind rural organizations with clinics to apply to become a National Health Shortage Community (NHSC) approved site. It does take time to gather the application materials for the submission deadline of June 7, 2016.... Read More >>

Connecting critical data for comprehensive care management

Washington Hospital Services Industry Partner Zeomega has created an educational video that attempts to answer the question of how you can break the silos and connect critical data for truly patient-centered, comprehensive care management. The video demonstrates how Zeomega’s solution could allow WSHA members to share information and work collaboratively to improve patient health. ... Read More >>

A week to celebrate hospitals and nurses

In health care, we’re in the business of helping people. At WSHA, we help by supporting our members, helping them provide high-quality care to their patients and their communities. However, our hospital and health system members are the ones who are on the ground level, helping people every day as they walk through the doors of the emergency department, check in for surgery or come to a clinic for a check-up.... Read More >>

Pierce County Project Access congratulates partners on award

he Pierce County Project Access Donated Care program is supported by physicians and other health care providers who donate care to Pierce County residents who earn up to 250% of the Federal Poverty level and are uninsured. This network of health care providers was just awarded the City of Tacoma 2015 City of Destiny Award for Health and Wellness!... Read More >>

AHA, others urge Congress to reform substance use privacy laws

As legislation to address the opioid crisis moved to the floor, the American Hospital Association (AHA) and others on May 10 urged House leaders to align privacy laws governing substance use disorder patient records with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) rules that allow the use and disclosure of patient information for treatment, payment and health care operations.... Read More >>

Olympic Medical Center CEO Eric Lewis awarded by AHA

Eric Lewis, Olympic Medical Center chief executive officer, has been awarded a Grassroots Champion Award for the state of Washington by the American Hospital Association (AHA). The award is given to one leader in each state who effectively delivers the hospital message to elected officials, broadens the base of community support for hospitals and advocates tirelessly on behalf of patients, hospitals and communities.... Read More >>

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