As the quality and safety arm for CHA and the Regional Associations, the Hospital Quality Institute (HQI) is always working to find new ways to help hospitals not only improve the lives of the patients they touch, but also create a culture of patient safety within their organizations.
Last week, President Biden signed an executive order aimed at driving enhanced antitrust enforcement across multiple sectors of the U.S. economy, including several areas of focus within health care. Specifically, according to the fact sheet, the order encourages the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission to enforce antitrust laws vigorously and “recognizes that the law allows them to […]
Earlier this week, the California Department of Public Health released data that showed that in June, of the COVID specimens sequenced, 36% of COVID tests were the highly transmissible Delta variant of COVID-19. That’s up from less than 6% of analyzed specimens in May.
The heavy press is on in Washington, DC, as employer interest groups lobby legislators to take action on a pair of issues critical to hospitals: health care costs, which many see as driven higher by increased system integration, and the growing expenses for employers to provide health insurance as a result of those higher costs.
Today, a troubling legislative proposal that CHA has been fighting hard since it was introduced earlier this year — a bill that would mandate some $6 billion in COVID-19 bonus pay for health care workers — was officially tabled until 2022 at the earliest.
Last week, during a hearing of the U.S. Senate Antitrust Subcommittee, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle took aim at hospital consolidation, whose perception as a driver of health care costs — despite thin evidence — is growing.
Earlier this month, during Mental Health Awareness Month, Behavioral Health Action — a coalition of more than 50 statewide organizations including CHA — released a new blueprint for behavioral health care in California.
Today, as we near the end of the annual National Hospital Week celebration, Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins introduced a resolution marking the life-saving contributions of California’s hospitals in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Every year in May, the country celebrates National Hospital Week — a time to reflect on and appreciate the so many ways hospitals support the needs of their communities, health and otherwise. This year’s theme is Hope Through Healing, which is something hospitals take pride in providing every year, but it takes on extra meaning considering what’s taken place since 2020’s celebration 12 months ago.
On Tuesday, as expected, the bill to create California’s Office of Health Care Affordability unanimously passed out of the Assembly Health Committee, with a couple legislators choosing not to vote. The bill, which has the power to fundamentally change how health care in California is delivered, saw minimal debate — just a few brief questions […]
Carmela CoylePresident & CEO, CAHHS-CHA