MHA Today | June 10, 2019

June 10, 2019

MHA Today: News for Healthcare Leaders

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June 10, 2019

MHA Today is provided as a service to members of the Missouri Hospital Association. Additional information is available online at MHAnet.


In This Issue
MHA Convenes Hospitals To Strengthen Workplace Violence Prevention Programs
New Article Examines The Effects Of Narcan Distribution On The Opioid Epidemic
CMS Announces OQR Education Session
April MUR Available On HIDI Analytic Advantage®

What You Need To Know This Week

  • MHA is holding two identical webinars tomorrow and Wednesday to announce a new economic development initiative and share how hospitals can use the materials in their communities. You can register by clicking on one of the following.

Quality and Population Health


MHA Convenes Hospitals To Strengthen Workplace Violence Prevention Programs

Staff Contact: Jackie Gatz

Since 2017, at the direction of our board of trustees and the S.A.F.E.R. Initiative task force, MHA has focused on the areas of advocacy, partnerships and evidence-based practice to help member hospitals mitigate the prevalence of violence in health care settings. With expressed permission, MHA adopted the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems’ workplace violence toolkit as our framework to guide improvement efforts.

Today, the first of three workplace violence prevention workshops was held in Blue Springs to assist participating hospitals with developing and evaluating programs to create safe care environments. A second workshop will be held Wednesday in Springfield, with a final workshop taking place this Friday in Chesterfield.

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New Article Examines The Effects Of Narcan Distribution On The Opioid Epidemic

Staff Contact: Shawn Billings or Tiffany Bowman

Dr. Rachel Winograd and colleagues at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Missouri Institute for Mental Health published an article on the impact of overdose education and Narcan distribution among opioid-exposed individuals. The article appears in the Substance Abuse Journal and provides findings from an MIMH study measuring risk compensation attitudes both before and after receiving overdose education training. Missouri is fortunate to have research expertise dedicated to demonstrating the value of overdose education for professionals who interface with individuals experiencing opioid exposure.

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CMS Announces OQR Education Session

Staff Contact: Sherry Buschjost

An outreach and education session for hospitals participating in the Outpatient Quality Reporting Program has been scheduled on Wednesday, June 19. The webinar, “The Escape Room: The Search for Clues in Your Data Abstraction,” is offered at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Registration is required.

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HIDI Tech Connect


April MUR Available On HIDI Analytic Advantage®

Staff Contact: Cerise Seifert

Data for the April 2019 monthly utilization report have been posted on HIDI Analytic Advantage® and are available to download for distribution or placement in a network folder. HIDI Analytic Advantage® PLUS has been updated to include this data. Contacts from participating hospitals have been notified by email, and they may download and save the Excel worksheet to a secure network location or PC. The data are encrypted on the site and also during the transmission from HIDI. Once the data have been transferred, it must be secured according to the hospital’s security procedures. May 2019 data are being collected now and are scheduled to be available Monday, July 8.

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Consider This ...

Roughly 4,000 to 6,000 tickborne spotted fevers, including Rocky Mountain spotted fever, are reported in the U.S. each year. And, more than 60 percent of reported RMSF cases occur in five states, one of which is Missouri.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention