http://www.hanys.org/news/HANYS Newshttp://www.hanys.org/news/images/hanys_logo_56x51.pngA Publication of the Healthcare Association of New York Statehttp://www.hanys.org/news/HANYS News Innovation Spotlight—Thompson Health Improves Early Detection of Cancer <p> To prevent delays in diagnosis, catch serious conditions while treatable, and reduce legal risks,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.thompsonhealth.com/" target="_blank">UR Medicine's Thompson Health</a>, with the support of MCIC Insurance, created an innovative tracking system called &ldquo;Backstop.&rdquo; Working collaboratively with primary care physicians, UR Medicine imaging staff perform a three-month series of interventions&ndash;&ndash;faxes, telephone calls, and patient letters&ndash;&ndash;for patients with overdue recommendations. To learn more about this initiative and its results, <a href="https://www.hanys.org/tripleaim/case-studies/?a=vs&amp;s=Thompson_Health_Improves_Early_Detection_of_Cancer">read the full story here</a>.</p> <p> <em>This story is just one of the many initiatives profiled on <a href="https://www.hanys.org/tripleaim/">HANYS' NYS Triple Aim website</a> 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.&nbsp;&nbsp;</em></p> http://www.hanys.org/news/index.cfm?storyid=5277 2018-07-13T14:00:00-04:00 Community Health Save Your Seat! November 8 Federal SWAT: Medicare Advantage Academy <p> Don't miss HANYS' upcoming, in-depth Federal SWAT program, taking place November 8 at the Westchester Marriott.</p> <p> 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.</p> <p> An ERISA pre-conference workshop will take place on Friday, November 7. <a href="https://www.hanys.org/ma_swat/">Visit our event website</a> to learn more about the event and agenda. <em>Contact: <a href="mailto:spawluk@hanys.org">Stefanie Pawluk</a></em></p> http://www.hanys.org/news/index.cfm?storyid=5278 2018-07-13T14:00:00-04:00 Finance,Managed Care,Insurance Innovation Spotlight—Bassett Medical Center Reduces the Use of Restraints <p> 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&nbsp;<a href="https://www.bassett.org/medical/locations/hospitals/bassett-medical-center/" target="_blank">Bassett Medical Center's</a>&nbsp;Critical Care unit initiated a multidisciplinary plan to decrease restraint use. To learn more about this initiative and its results, <a href="https://www.hanys.org/tripleaim/case-studies/?a=vs&amp;s=Bassett_Medical_Center_Reduces_the_Use_of_Restraints">read the full story here</a>.</p> <p> <em>This story is just one of the many initiatives profiled on <a href="https://www.hanys.org/tripleaim/">HANYS' NYS Triple Aim website</a> 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.&nbsp;&nbsp;</em></p> http://www.hanys.org/news/index.cfm?storyid=5279 2018-07-13T14:00:00-04:00 Hospital Quality Reporting Center Summer Newsletter <p> The <a href="https://www.qualityreportingcenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Summer-2018-QRC-Newsletter_6.28.2018_vFINAL508.pdf">Hospital Quality Reporting Center Summer 2018</a> 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. <em>Contact: <a href="mailto:krauch@hanys.org">Kathy Rauch</a></em></p> http://www.hanys.org/news/index.cfm?storyid=5283 2018-07-13T14:00:00-04:00 Quality Early Bird Pricing Extended for 2018 Healthcare Innovations Conference <p> Pandion Optimization Alliance's <a href="https://www.pandionalliance.com/healthcare-education-and-advocacy/2018-healthcare-innovations-conference">2018 Healthcare Innovations Conference</a> is taking place in Rochester on November 14!&nbsp;</p> <p> Attendees will enjoy expert-led sessions on compelling industry issues and trends like:</p> <ul> <li> improving patient care via electronic medical records and health informatics;</li> <li> trends in telemedicine;</li> <li> enhancing&nbsp;clinical practice through&nbsp;existing technology;</li> <li> new innovations in&nbsp;healthcare technology; and</li> <li> confronting clinician burnout.</li> </ul> <p> Don't miss your chance to save $50&ndash;&ndash;early bird pricing is available until July 31. <a href="https://www.pandionalliance.com/healthcare-education-and-advocacy/2018-healthcare-innovations-conference">Register online today</a>. <em>Contact: <a href="mailto:valhart@pandionalliance.com">Valerie Alhart</a></em></p> http://www.hanys.org/news/index.cfm?storyid=5285 2018-07-13T14:00:00-04:00 Events HANYS Holds 50th Annual Membership Conference <p> Hundreds of New York's healthcare leaders gathered at The Saratoga Hilton in beautiful and historic Saratoga Springs last week for HANYS' 50th Annual Membership Conference.</p> <p> This year's enhanced Conference agenda included breakout sessions covering a variety of healthcare topics, while keynote sessions explored today's volatile healthcare and political landscapes. Reflecting on these landscapes, HANYS President Bea Grause urged providers to proactively &ldquo;confront the chaos&rdquo; and plan for the future.<br /> <br /> Coverage of our Conference keynotes, town hall session, and annual awards ceremony follows; more highlights from our educational sessions will be shared later this week.</p> http://www.hanys.org/news/index.cfm?storyid=5257 2018-07-05T14:00:00-04:00 Executive,Finance,Quality,Government Affairs,Federal,State,Advocacy