Tag Archives: community health
The American Health Care Machine and You: A Call to Conscience–How the New Hospital Community Outreach Requirements Can Be A Win/Win for You and the Hospital
Systemic investment in community health has not always been a high priority for many hospitals. With the Affordable Care Act all non-profit hospitals must now assess community health needs and develop a strategic and periodic plan to meet those needs. … Continue reading
Currently our ever present media floods us with today’s health care issues, but without focus for successful action. Our apparent disdain and often contempt for varied points of view mean that we don’t listen to nor learn from each other. … Continue reading
Hospital Quality and their Boards; a hard hitting column on reform from 2000–What’s Changed? Yet a Bright light?
In the last O’ConnorReport I discussed the need to focus on hospitals and their new Community Health Needs Assessment requirements. Here is an interesting story about the need to hold hospital boards accountable for quality: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/17/upshot/in-hospitals-board-rooms-are-as-important-as-operating-rooms.html?rref=upshot&module=Ribbon&version=context®ion=Header&action=click&contentCollection=The%20Upshot&pgtype=article&abt=0002&abg=1 On a separate note I … Continue reading