ONC: Nearly All Hospitals Use EHR data to Inform Clinical Practice

More than 9 in 10 hospitals used their electronic health record data to inform clinical practice in 2017, according to a new report by the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. About eight in 10

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FDA Alerts Providers to Temporary Shortage of Breathing Tube

The Food and Drug Administration recently alerted hospitals and others to a temporary shortage of a tracheostomy tube used to help adult and pediatric patients breathe in healthcare facilities and at home. Made by Smiths Medical, the Bivona tracheostomy tubes are sterilized with ethylene oxide

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FDA Orders Surgical Mesh for Pelvic Procedure Off the Market

The Food and Drug Administration has ordered manufacturers to immediately stop selling and distributing surgical mesh products for transvaginal repair of pelvic organ prolapse in the U.S. Women planning to have the procedure should discuss other treatment options with their doctors, and women who have

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Around the State

Halifax Regional Medical Center in Roanoke Rapids has signed a formal agreement to integrate into the Vidant Health system in early June.

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Qualivis Expands Service Offering to Provide Comprehensive and Customized Workforce Solutions

Streamlining and simplifying the staffing process is top of mind for hospital administrators nationwide. That’s why Qualivis, the national provider of workforce solutions endorsed by NCHA, now offers an expanded, robust suite of workforce solutions and enhanced services to help hospitals manage their

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May 9 Webinar on Recruitment Platform

NCHA Strategic Partners invites you to a FREE webinar Thursday, May 9 from 11-11:30 am, featuring our allied partner This 30-minute webinar will showcase the new career recruiting platform with, the healthcare industry’s career destination site that connects healthcare candidates and hospitals to find their perfect match.

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Bills Introduced to Expand Coverage and Increase Access to Telehealth

House Bill 655, NC Health Care for Working Families Act, and House Bill 721, Increase Access to Telehealth Services, were introduced last week. NCHA released statements of support for both bills. HB 655 is a common-sense option to close the coverage gap and increase affordable

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Nominations Sought for NCHA’s Top Individual Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for NCHA’s top individual awards to be presented at our Summer Membership Meeting in July. The Distinguished Service Award is presented to an NCHA member institution executive and the Clinical Leadership Award is presented to a member institution clinician in a leadership

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Atrium Health to Host Free Ebola Training May 10

Atrium Health is hosting an all-day training by the National Ebola Training and Education Center on May 10 at Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast in Concord. It will include lessons learned from those treating Ebola patients in 2014-2015 at US hospitals. See the attached flyer for

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Rural Counts Policy Luncheons in May

Join rural advocates from across the state to learn how you can have a direct impact on state policy this year. The NC Rural Center is hosting six Rural Counts policy luncheons across the state to share regional updates on what’s happening in the

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