Honoring Choices PNW & UCSF granted advance care planning award

Honoring Choices Pacific Northwest (Honoring Choices PNW) and a team at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have been granted an award to distribute Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)-funded, evidenced-based advance care planning resources to vulnerable and Spanish-speaking communities in Washington state. ... Read More >>

Global cybersecurity context is a prompt to strengthen our health care security

The American Hospital Association (AHA) recently sent out a cyber alert about the potential risk of cyber-attacks from global threats. ... Read More >>

Grant available for CPHQ exam

The Healthcare Quality Foundation is accepting applications for grants to pay for the cost of the Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) certification exam.... Read More >>

Behavioral Health Workgroup embarks on safety and quality work

WSHA’s newly formed Behavioral Health Workgroup met at the end of 2019 to discuss legislative policy issues and safety and quality initiatives for the upcoming year. ... Read More >>

Registration open for Washington Summit on Women’s Mental Health and Opioid Use Disorder

Swedish Medical Center is hosting a statewide summit for agencies and programs providing services for women with mental health and substance use disorders, as well as their infants and families. ... Read More >>

Public comment now open on Bree Collaborative’s recommendations on managing patients with risk of violence to others

The Bree Collaborative is seeking public comment on its draft recommendations for managing patients who may be at risk of violence to others.... Read More >>

Harborview Medical Center hosts training on substance use disorder

Harborview Medical Center will host a Substance Use Disorder Core on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, from 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. ... Read More >>

STAR Network aims to enhance care for sepsis survivors beyond the hospital through collaboration and real-time care coordination

Hospitals across Washington state are joining together to change the odds for sepsis survivors. The new Sepsis Treatment and Recovery (STAR) Network is providing hospitals and post-acute care facilities, with access to real-time information on sepsis survivor care events to improve outcomes and long-term recovery for sepsis survivors... Read More >>

New round of Acute Opioid Prescribing Feedback Reports available

The opioid epidemic continues to have a devastating impact on communities across the country. WSHA is committed to increasing opioid stewardship in Washington, Alaska, and Oregon and is approaching this on multiple fronts—to improve opioid prescribing practices, increase access to treatment services, decrease opioid-involved overdoses and prevent future opioid dependence. ... Read More >>

AWPHD and WSHA host motivational interviewing and trauma-informed care training

Every touchpoint with a patient is an opportunity to cast a lifeline. Patients with traumatic backgrounds, struggling with addiction or seeking refuge in a health care setting for non-medical reasons can be challenging to engage.... Read More >>

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