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Recent Updates to NCHA’s Website

We have made several updates recently to the NCHA website. What was previously the Initiatives tab in the main menu is now the Foundation tab, housing clinical and community initiatives. Several of these initiatives originated with the NC Quality Center, which is no

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A Day Like No Other: A Case Study of the Las Vegas Mass Shooting

A Day Like No Other is a special report from the Nevada Hospital Association of one of the worst mass-casualty incidents to occur in our nation’s history: the shooting in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017. This case study is not an after-action document, but instead a

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Health Care Without Walls: A Roadmap for Reinventing U.S. Health Care

The Network for Excellence in Health Innovation recently released Health Care Without Walls: A Roadmap for Reinventing U.S. Health Care. By combining technologies such as telehealth with a reconfigured workforce, the report says the nation’s healthcare system could be transformed into one that better anticipates individuals’

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HHS Opens Cybersecurity Coordination Center

The US Department of Health and Human Services this week opened a Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center (HC3) at its headquarters in Washington, D.C., which will coordinate activities across the sector and report to the US Department of Homeland Security threats, profiles and preventive strategies.

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Grant Program Aims to Transform Residency Training

The American Medical Association plans to award $15 million in grants over five years to graduate medical education sponsors, medical schools, health systems and specialty societies that partner to better align residency training with the evolving needs of patients, communities and the healthcare system. Building

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Rural Resource Guide to Address the Opioid Epidemic

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have developed a resource guide of federal programs that can be used to build rural communities and address substance use disorders. The Rural Resource Guide to Help Communities Address

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Qualivis Rapid & Critical Response Staffing During Hurricane Florence

Several of NCHA’s members got to experience Qualivis’ new service, Rapid and Critical Response Staffing, in action during Hurricane Florence. Qualivis, NCHA’s workforce solution, helped to quickly supply 52 travelers to support staff overwhelmed by the storm. See where the travelers were sent below.

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The North Carolina Trustee Newsletter Fall 2018 Issue Now Available

The North Carolina Healthcare Association sends hospital leaders a complimentary quarterly newsletter, The North Carolina Trustee, to share with their hospital board members. The newsletter focuses on boardroom basics, leadership perspectives, advocacy and governance insights. The fall 2018 edition is attached. Previous 2018 issues

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CMS Approves North Carolina’s 1115 Demonstration Waiver

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ amended 1115 Demonstration Waiver application, that was submitted in November 2017, has been approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The waiver approval gives North Carolina the authority to implement the

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CMS Proposes International Pricing Index Model for Medicare Part B Drugs

CMS has issued an Advance Notice of proposed rulemaking regarding the development of a potential model that seeks payment prices comparable for Part B drugs relative to other economically-similar countries. CMS says that a proposed rule would be issued, based on comments, in the spring

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