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Join a Regional Focus Group to Share Strategies to Reduce Readmissions Across the Continuum of Care

The Massachusetts Hospital Association in coordination with The Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors and the New England QIN-QIO would like to invite you to join us at one of these dynamic focus groups within your region with practice partners from across the continuum of care.
These focus groups will help all community partners share best practices to reduce readmissions, and work collaboratively to improve partnerships and implement these practices. We will also get your input in designing a readmissions collaborative or other forum to help you in this work.

Below you will find a link to the registration form and the list of dates and locations of the five focus groups taking place between Oct 1, 2015 - April 28, 2016.  If you have any questions, please contact Lorraine Schoen at or at 781-262-6091.




The Massachusetts Department of Public Health invites you to attend the upcoming workshop:

Infection Prevention Best Practices in Hemodialysis: Use of Simulation to Improve Nursing Practice - Sunday, May 1, 2016 - William Hinton State Lab Institute, Jamaica Plain, MA - 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM - Registration, Continental Breakfast & Networking  -  8:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Presentations & Simulation Exercises 

This one day workshop will expand upon trainings held in the spring of 2015 which focused on simulation as a "demonstration" teaching method in dialysis settings.*  The goal of this workshop is to utilize simulation as a "hands on" teaching method for dialysis nurses through competency-based simulation exercises to improve nursing practice and subsequent patient safety in a risk-free environment.  Simulation scenarios require communication among team members which may result in improved collaboration and coordinated care.  Each simulation exercise will consist of lecture, real time practice, debriefing and feedback.

The target audience for this training is infection preventionists, nurse educators and staff nurses responsible for infection prevention and control activities in dialysis settings. 

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MHA - with the support of the HRET and MA Hospital Engagement Network - has scheduled a conference on

Equity of Care: Improving Performance Excellence and Population Health by Addressing Disparities from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, May 16

at MHA's Conference Center in Burlington.  It's free and will feature DPH Commissioner Monica Bharel, M.D. MPH, among other noted speakers from across the U.S.

Massachusetts hospitals, working with state agencies and local advocacy groups, have been committed to reducing healthcare disparities for several years. This conference will also provide an overview of the American Hospital Association's national Equity of Care Campaign, which several MHA members have joined.

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History of Pressure Ulcers & Wound Care: Past, Present & Future

Now posted on the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) website and available for on-demand viewing.  This presentation is 45 minutes long and covers evolution of the state of the art, looking into the future for the hottest topics in a rapidly growing field.


Review the history of pressure ulcers and wound care from ancient times to the present.
Review the origin of contemporary controversies and challenges.
Highlight major issues facing today's practitioner caring for pressure ulcers.
Listen to what the experts say about the future of pressure ulcers and wound care.
Presenter: Jeffrey Levine, MD

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