10Aug, 2016

Polst E-Registry San Diego & Imperial Counties – SBAR

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May 2016 | San Diego Physician Magazine   According to the California Health Care Foundation, most Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) form information is stored in paper format using a standard pink form maintained and issued by the Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) of California.  POLST information is completed by clinicians along with patients who wish to record medical intervention and resuscitation orders for use during and emergency.   Read More>
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10Aug, 2016

HASD&IC Boost Needed to Attain 2016 CHPAC Goal

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The California Hospital Association Political Action Committee (CHPAC) positively impacts the election of candidates who recognize and support health care’s important role in society.  A significant push remains to meet our region’s $83,600 goal before the December 31 deadline.  Hospital member participation in CHPAC is critical to statewide advocacy efforts and works to support candidates who share hospital values. TAKE ACTION NOW Individual contributions can be made online at www.calhospital.org/political-action-committee.  Business partners are also encouraged to join the CHPAC program.  For more  information contact Lisa Sontag, lsontag@hasdic.org.
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10Aug, 2016

2016 HASD&IC Annual Meeting Speaker to Detail ‘Upstream’ Strategies

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Los Angeles-based Rishi Manchanda, the author of “The Upstream Doctors”, a 2013 book published by the TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) lecture and conference organization, will be a featured speaker at the 2016 HASD&IC Annual Meeting.  A physician and public health innovator, Manchanda aims to reinvigorate primary care by teaching doctors to think about – and treat – the social and environmental conditions that often underlie sickness.  Read More>
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29May, 2015

Quality and Patient Safety

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From http://www.hqinstitute.org/rqln Regional Quality Leaders Network (RQLN) Jenna Fischer Julia Slininger Alicia Muñoz HQI acknowledges that there are multiple points of responsibility and accountability to oversee the day-to-day challenges of quality and patient safety. HQI created Regional Quality Leader Networks (RQLN): invitational groups of improvement-minded thought leaders to build professional and personal relationships, share ideas and expertise, stay abreast of critical topics, learn from successes within and outside of health care, advise the HQI and Senior Leaders on needs for focus, development, and research; and to exchange information about local challenges, […]
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29May, 2015

Community Health Needs Assessment

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Hospitals and healthcare systems in San Diego County have a long history of responding to health needs in the communities they serve. This commitment extends beyond traditional hospital care to community health programs that provide services to the region’s most vulnerable populations. Community health programs are created based on an assessment of needs identified through hospital data, community input, and major trends (national, state and local statistics). Previous collaborations among not for profit hospitals and other community partners have resulted in numerous well-regarded Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) reports.The objective […]
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