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FDA: Batteries in Certain Medtronic Pacemakers May Deplete Early

The Food and Drug Administration has alerted providers and patients that batteries in certain Medtronic implantable pacemakers and cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemakers may drain more quickly than expected without warning. The devices provide pacing for slow heart rhythms and heart failure. FDA said it has

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NCHA Mentorship Program: Mentor Application Deadline Extended to May 31

NCHA is committed to helping cultivate underrepresented women and men into healthcare leadership roles. We are launching a year-long mentorship program in 2019 to connect leaders who are willing to share their knowledge and experience to high-achieving women and men from underrepresented communities. See the flyer for

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New Foundation Behavioral Health Tools

Opioid Patient Education Video The NCHA Opioid Patient Education Video was created by the University of California Davis Center for Design in the Public Interest. It was funded by the NC Department of Public Health’s Injury and Violence Prevention Branch and is available for public

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May 23 — Final Webinar in Series: Writing Winning Grant Proposals Workshop

Part three of the grant writing workshop series, May 23 from 1-3 pm, will provide an overview of the grant proposal writing process with specific instructions on the basic requirements for writing a winning grant proposal. Identification of appropriate funding sources and how to effectively

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Registration Now Open for NCHA’s Summer Meeting July 17-19 in Pinehurst

Register now for NCHA’s 2019 Summer Membership Meeting July 17-19 at the Pinehurst Resort. This year’s theme is Healthcare Reimagined: Our Communities, Our Future. The annual NCHA Summer Membership Meeting is a great opportunity to network with your peers and gain valuable insights on our collective work.

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National Hospital Week: Thanks to Our Healthcare Heroes!

Pop culture is all about heroes this spring, but we know the real heroes are working in hospitals and health systems every day. In honor of National Hospital Week, NCHA has been saluting #healthcareheroes who work 24/7/365 to #protectaccesstocare for their communities. We

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NCHA Partners on Video To Educate Patients on Opioids

The Prevention and Safe Pain Management workgroup, part of the Coalition for Model Opioids Practices in Health Systems, identified a need to educate patients about their opioid prescription and spent the past year researching, planning, and executing the video process. The NCHA Opioid Patient Education

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CMS Issues Final Rule Requiring Pharmaceutical TV Ads to Include Pricing

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a final rule to require direct-to-consumer (DTC) television advertisements for prescription drugs and biological products for which reimbursement is available, directly or indirectly, through or under Medicare or Medicaid to include the list

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NCHA Celebrating Hospital Week By Recognizing the Healthcare Heroes Among Us

In celebration of National Hospital Week (May 12-18), NCHA is recognizing the Healthcare Heroes among us with a contest for member hospitals and health systems to Show Us What You’ve G.O.T.  Members are asked to share photos of their “super” heroes and signs or

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AHA Responds to RAND Study on Prices Paid to Hospitals by Private Plans

The American Hospital Association responded to a recent RAND Corporation study that found that certain prices paid to hospitals by private health plans are high relative to Medicare and vary widely. The study examined hospital prices for a limited number of employers and health plans

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