The Toolkit from AHRQ for Fall and Pressure Injury Prevention

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has designed a toolkit to assist hospitals with the implementation of evidenced-based practices in both, fall and pressure injury prevention. The toolkits... Read More >>

WSHA is moving away from using Survey Monkey to Collect PFE and RRT data

Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) to start using a data portal QBS for PFE and RRT quarterly measures... Read More >>

WA overdose notification system about to launch

There seems to be more headlines every day about the opioid epidemic, with Tom Petty now joining the list of public figures who have fallen victim to a fatal opioid overdose. A recent article from The New York Times followed a family for an entire year as they tried to help their son overcome addiction, facing constant worry, hope and chaos.... Read More >>

WSHA, WSMA’s Joint Opioid Safe Practices Task Force supports governor’s legislation

WSHA and the Washington State Medical Association’s Joint Opioid Safe Practices Task Force supports Gov. Inslee’s legislation (HB 2489 & SB 6150) aimed at addressing the opioid epidemic in Washington State.... Read More >>

FDA announces strategy to provide antibiotic, antifungal drug updates

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on December 13 announced a strategy to provide critical updates regarding antibiotics and antifungal drugs to health care providers... Read More >>

High-achieving hospital: EvergreenHealth – Readmissions

EvergreenHealth has been an outstanding performer in maintaining low readmission rates with no penalties from the Affordable Care Act Readmission Reduction Program for six years in a row. They have maintained very low readmission rates for patients with all payers.... Read More >>

Washington Poison Control Center launching third year of Hospital Fair Share program

The Washington Poison Control Center (WAPC) is launching the third year of its Hospital Fair Share program, which enables hospitals to direct community benefit funds to the poison center to help sustain their core services. ... Read More >>

Supporting Professional Development for Critical Access Hospital Staff

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Hospital compare to update to include new star ratings, HAC payment penalties

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has updated its Hospital Compare website with new star ratings, and released the list of hospitals receiving Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) penalties for the 2018 fiscal.... Read More >>

It’s not too late for a flu shot!

October and November have come and gone, and as we head into the holidays and flu season, you might think you’ve missed the boat if you never got your flu shot, but you haven’t! This week marks the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Influenza Vaccination Week. ... Read More >>

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