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Video: Dave Schneider discusses behavioral health integration in Michigan

| Jul 28, 2021 | Michigan

Dave Schneider, managing principal of Health Management Associates (HMA) spoke at our 2021 Michigan State of Reform Health Policy Conference to discuss the progress that has been made in behavioral health integration in Michigan.      Schneider talked about the many attempts to integrate physical and behavioral health, the disruption...[ Read More ]

Intermountain webinar gives COVID-19 update after the holiday weekend in Utah

| Jul 28, 2021 | Utah

Intermountain Healthcare hosted a webinar on Monday to give an update on the status of COVID-19 after the Pioneer Day holiday weekend in Utah. Dr. Taki May, medical director of Logan Regional Hospital and health care hospitalist, discussed breakthrough cases, symptoms and suggestions regarding the Delta variant, and recommended precautions...[ Read More ]

MNA conflicts with MHA over nurse-patient assignment ratio bill package

| Jul 27, 2021 | Michigan

The Michigan Nurses Association (MNA) called on state legislators last week to set limits on nurse-patient assignment ratios in hospitals to improve patient outcomes and reduce burnout. The Safe Patient Care Act, a bill package in both chambers of the Michigan legislature, would address these concerns. The Michigan Health and...[ Read More ]

ODE updates back-to-school COVID framework for the 2021-2022 school year

| Jul 26, 2021 | Oregon

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) released an update to a back-to-school health framework of “advisory guidance” last week to ensure students and staff have a safe school environment in-person. The framework addresses variation in COVID-19 vaccination status that might be seen in schools and continues to align with the...[ Read More ]

Utah DOH and DHS release organizational structure draft for merger

| Jul 23, 2021 | Utah

The Utah Department of Health (DOH) and Department of Human Services (DHS) released a draft of their new Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) organizational chart last week, marking a “critical milestone” into the new department’s implementation.      The new organization is broken up into three main branches:...[ Read More ]

OCN hosts weekly meeting with nursing leaders to discuss declining workforce

| Jul 23, 2021 | Oregon

The Oregon Center for Nursing (OCN) hosts a weekly meeting called the Friday Huddle during which nursing leaders, educators, and stakeholders talk through Oregon’s nursing workforce issues. This Zoom call met this Friday to discuss the reasons for workforce shortages and the role of new nursing graduates.     Friday...[ Read More ]

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