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In This Issue
The Florida Hospital Association Launches FHA Hospital Employee Assistance Fund
Trajectories — Population Health: Models and Pillars for Success
CMS Announces QualityNet Intermittent Availability
Sepsis Awareness Month: A Costly Disease
Staff Contact: Mary Becker
The Florida Hospital Association has launched the FHA Hospital Employee Assistance Fund. Funds will directly assist hospital employees who suffered significant property loss or damage during Hurricane Irma. All administrative services are being provided in-kind so that 100 percent of donations will assist those in the FEMA-designated disaster areas.
To make a contribution go to www.FHA.org/donate. Please spread the word via social media channels and online. You can also download a digital banner that can be used to promote the initiative.
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Quality and Population Health
Staff Contact: Peter Rao
The September 2017 issue of Trajectories focuses on population health. Health care has traditionally been venue-based — in a hospital, physician’s office or other clinical
setting. The movement to population health management requires an evolution in the traditional model — extending care into the community and looking upstream to improve overall health for individuals.
The shift toward population health is occurring at the same time as, and in concert with, the transition from volume to value. It is driving provider behavior, including standardized care and redesigned processes, and refocusing financial and operational resources. Read more about successfully transitioning to value-based care delivery and population health improvement.
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Staff Contact: Sherry Buschjost
Because of the deployment of the hospital quality reporting system release 12.0, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has advised that some functions of the QualityNet secure portal will be intermittently unavailable 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 28 through 12 a.m. Friday, Sept. 29. The following HQR applications/functionality will be intermittently unavailable.
Staff Contact: Jessica Stultz
September is Sepsis Awareness Month. Sepsis is the costliest condition for U.S. hospitals.
Share this infographic with your teams and leaders to support change in your organization to catch and treat sepsis early. Early identification and treatment is the best approach to mitigate the clinical and financial impact of sepsis on patients and hospitals.
Learn more about MHA's upcoming sepsis immersion project that will focus on assessing and identifying sepsis patients leading to earlier intervention and treatment.
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With more than 258,000 lives being lost per year, sepsis ranks as the third leading cause of death in the U.S. (after heart disease and cancer).
Source: Sepsis Alliance