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July 13, 2018 News Headlines

Innovation Spotlight—Thompson Health Improves Early Detection of Cancer

To prevent delays in diagnosis, catch serious conditions while treatable, and reduce legal risks, UR Medicine's Thompson Health, with the support of MCIC Insurance, created an innovative tracking system called “Backstop.” Working collaboratively with primary care physicians, UR Medicine imaging staff perform a three-month series of interventions––faxes, telephone calls, and patient letters––for patients with overdue recommendations. To learn more about this initiative and its results, read the full story here.

This story is just one of the many initiatives profiled on HANYS' NYS Triple Aim website that demonstrate how New York healthcare providers are improving population health, enhancing the quality of patient care, and reducing the cost of healthcare despite fiscal constraints.  


Save Your Seat! November 8 Federal SWAT: Medicare Advantage Academy

Don’t miss HANYS’ upcoming, in-depth Federal SWAT program, taking place November 8 at the Westchester Marriott.

This program will focus on the growing challenges providers face when conducting business with self-insured and Medicare Advantage plans not subject to provider protections under state law. Sessions will be led by expert faculty from a renowned national law firm with deep expertise in this space, including a substantial litigation footprint and regular representation of providers in managed care matters.

An ERISA pre-conference workshop will take place on Friday, November 7. Visit our event website to learn more about the event and agenda. Contact: Stefanie Pawluk


Innovation Spotlight—Bassett Medical Center Reduces the Use of Restraints

While restraint use is common practice in most hospitals to ensure critically ill patients do not intentionally or inadvertently remove therapeutic devices and life sustaining equipment, reports illustrate the high risk of restraint use for patients, including injuries, infections, decreased cognitive ability, and even strangulation. The nursing team at Bassett Medical Center’s Critical Care unit initiated a multidisciplinary plan to decrease restraint use. To learn more about this initiative and its results, read the full story here.

This story is just one of the many initiatives profiled on HANYS' NYS Triple Aim website that demonstrate how New York healthcare providers are improving population health, enhancing the quality of patient care, and reducing the cost of healthcare despite fiscal constraints.  


Hospital Quality Reporting Center Summer Newsletter

The Hospital Quality Reporting Center Summer 2018 newsletter is available, featuring important information for acute care hospitals, critical access hospitals, inpatient psychiatric facilities, and PPS-exempt cancer hospitals. Valuable topics include information and resources on National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) changes, tools for reporting 2018 healthcare-associated infection (HAI) data, the 2018 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Measure Exception Form, Voluntary Hybrid measure information, fiscal year 2019 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS) final rules, CMS meaningful measures framework information, and resources for quality reporting. Contact: Kathy Rauch


Early Bird Pricing Extended for 2018 Healthcare Innovations Conference

Pandion Optimization Alliance’s 2018 Healthcare Innovations Conference is taking place in Rochester on November 14! 

Attendees will enjoy expert-led sessions on compelling industry issues and trends like:

  • improving patient care via electronic medical records and health informatics;
  • trends in telemedicine;
  • enhancing clinical practice through existing technology;
  • new innovations in healthcare technology; and
  • confronting clinician burnout.

Don’t miss your chance to save $50––early bird pricing is available until July 31. Register online today. Contact: Valerie Alhart