The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has issued a proposed rule on changes to the confidentiality of substance use disorder patient records.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will hold a national stakeholder call on July 12 at 10 a.m. (PT) to discuss the agency’s policy with respect to hospitals, staff, and physicians regarding their obligations and protections under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA). Registration is required.
On Jan. 18, the American Hospital Association (AHA) and its Institute for Diversity and Health Equity launched the 2022 Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Survey.
As hospital staff report an increase in the frequency of violent acts in the emergency department, inpatient, and outpatient settings, CHA will host a members-only webinar on Dec. 15 from 9 to 10:15 a.m. (PT) that will review Cal/OSHA workplace violence mitigation plan requirements. The webinar will also discuss the American Hospital Association Hospitals Against Violence Initiative, featuring the Creating Safer Workplaces guide. […]
Effective August 12, 2021 CHA Manuals are available in ePub format onlyThe ePub includes a PDF and access to the CHA Manuals App for mobile use. CHA members may download PDFs for all CHA manuals, from the publications download library; the free CHA Manuals App may be downloaded from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. Overview The Consent […]
CHA has submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights on its proposed rule that would modify the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) to support and remove barriers to coordinated care and individual engagement.
Breaches to hospital data systems can happen fast and be devastating. To help hospitals avoid these breaches, CHA and Hospital Council — Northern & Central California will host a webinar, Ransomware and Emerging Cyber Threats, on Feb. 11 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. (PT).
Crime does not stop because of COVID-19. The increasing sophistication and frequency of ransomware, phishing, and hacking attacks mean that the health care industry is more vulnerable than ever to cybersecurity threats. On Feb. 11 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. (PT), CHA will host a webinar that will discuss firsthand hospital experience with attacks in late 2020 and how to safeguard patient care and protect operations.
Join CHA’s Consent and Related Health Care Law webinars to delve into high-risk consent and privacy issues that often challenge hospitals and could lead to litigation. The three-part series will be held from 10 a.m. to noon (PT) on May 13, 19, and 27 and replaces the annual Consent Law seminar series. All three webinars are free to CHA members.
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued guidance, in three different All Facilities Letters (AFLs), about new laws that apply to hospitals and health facilities: one regarding medical exams of sexual assault victims, one on employees’ rights during a CDPH investigation or inspection, and one on written notice to patients about their right to be free of discrimination.