Sanford Aberdeen’s Angie Herrick, center, receives a HEN 2.0 award from Sheena Thomas, left, and Nancy McDonald.Hen Award

HEN 2.0 ends with success

The Partnership for Patients (PfP) Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) 2.0 project ended on September 23, 2016, with a number of HEN 2.0 hospital winners...
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CMS website offers new attestation resources

The EHR Incentive Programs attestation system opens Tuesday and will be available through Feb. 28, 2017. Providers must attest by the attestation deadline to...

Organizations team up for United Against the Flu campaign

The American Hospital Association (AHA) and several other health care organizations are teaming up with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to...
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Improvement advisor joins SDAHO Team

SDAHO is pleased to announce that Jennifer Kok, RN, has been selected to serve as improvement advisor with the SDAHO Hospital Improvement Innovation Network...
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SDAHO seeks Improvement Advisor – RN

The South Dakota Association of Health Care Organizations (SDAHO) is seeking an Improvement Advisor – RN. The position, reporting to the Director, Quality Integration,...
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CMS conducting Transfer of Health Information and Care Preferences quality study

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is contracting with RTI and Abt to develop and implement two quality measures designed to meet...
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Helmsley trust announces CT Scanner initiative

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has launched a rural health care competitive funding opportunity to assist Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs)...
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CMS disables eCQM summary report access until after March 13

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has temporarily disabled access to electronic clinical quality measure Submission Summary and Performance Summary reports at the QualityNet secure portal to alleviate very slow processing times for Electronic Health Record Hospital Reports related to eCQMs.
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Save the Date: Continuing Care Conference Planned for April 26-27

The Annual Continuing Care Conference will be held April 26-27 at Cedar Shore Resort in Oacoma/Chamberlain. This year’s agenda will include: Compassion Fatigue: Healing Healers Financial...
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IHI and NPSF to merge

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) have agreed to merge, effective May 1.