Joining the Nurse Licensure Compact would enable hospitals to add needed nurses quickly to staff beds to better serve patients

Washington state has an opportunity in 2021 to join the Nurse Licensure Compact, which is a 34-state partnership that allows nurses to practice across state lines... Read More >>

WSHA Executive Safety Academy continues in 2nd year

WSHA’s Quality & Safety program is dedicated to improving health care delivery and making care better and safer for all. A large focus for moving this mission forward is providing opportunities for health care providers to share best practices and address issues of safety, quality and care equity.... Read More >>

WHS-HQS offers “mock” clinical survey inspections

Washington Hospital Services’ Health Care Quality Service (WHS-HQS) is pleased to announce that they now offer pre-survey inspections to assist hospitals in preparing for the clinical quality component of DOH surveys.... Read More >>

Washington Recovery Help Line extends services

Alcohol and other substance use, including overdoses, are on the rise across Washington State. In response, the Washington Recovery Help Line has extended its medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) services.... Read More >>

Volunteering at a COVID-19 mass vaccine clinic

COVID-19 has seen all of us taking on new roles and tasks to meet the demands of the pandemic. I recently had the unique experience of pausing my “usual” work on the WSHA Safety & Quality team to utilize my RN license and administer COVID-19 vaccinations.... Read More >>

Upcoming webinar addresses quality medical care for people who use drugs

The Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS) is offering an upcoming webinar featuring Seattle-area physicians discussing how quality medical care intersects with harm reduction philosophy and practice. ... Read More >>

January webinar focuses on behavioral health impacts of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a large psychological toll on our state—and on all of us. The January 2021 WSHA Behavioral Health Learning Series webinar will address the behavioral health impacts of COVID-19 on patients and health care workers. ... Read More >>

COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Washington

We are all so excited that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is starting to arrive! There remains a lot of uncertainty about when vaccine will arrive, how much will come and where each Washingtonian will fall in the state-directed tiers. I will share with you what we know right now.... Read More >>

Bree Collaborative requests public comments

The Bree Collaborative requests public comments on its Primary Care Report and Recommendations and Perinatal Bundled Payment Model Revision.... Read More >>

Ariadne Labs’ COVID-19 response toolkit

Ariadne Labs’ Serious Illness Care Program developed a COVID-19 Response Toolkit that provides resources to health systems and clinicians to promote conversations about individual treatment preferences if they became seriously ill.... Read More >>

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