HCECM Meeting Calendar

HCECM provides its meeting calendar through June of 2018. For more information, click here

Diabetes Education Classes at McLaren Bay Region

A Diabetes Self-Care Education Program is offered through McLaren Bay Region. A total of three 3-hour sessions and a follow-up class with certified diabetes education nurses and registered dietitians...

McLaren Bay Region Offers Prenatal Classes

McLaren Bay Region offers a variety of prenatal programs for expectant parents and parents of newborns. Classes include: Childbirth 4-Week Series Weekend Cram Session Breastfeeding Class Baby Class...

Scheurer Hospital offers Happy Holiday Bonus Classes

Stay on track during this holiday season by joining Fitness Instructor Jeanne Putman for her... 6-WEEK WALK-IN CLASSES For more information, click here

Public Safety Volunteer Program Starts at Memorial Healthcare

Public Safety Volunteer Program starts at Memorial Healthcare. For a more complete story, click here

MRH Foundation Hunter’s Prize Raffle Winners

The Marlette Regional Hospital Foundation recently partnered with Ben’s Great Outdoors for a hunter’s prize raffle drawing to benefit a renovation of the acute care/swing bed unit at the...

Covenant HealthCare and Mary Free Bed Forge Partnership to Expand Inpatient Rehabilitation Care

This week, leaders from Covenant HealthCare and Mary Free Bed signed a partnership agreement to form a 50-50 joint venture. Working together, Covenant and Mary Free Bed will bring advanced...

Aleda E. Lutz VA Receives Gold for Patient Safety Practice

A formal recognition program was initiated by the National Center for Patient Safety (NCPS) in 2008 to help enhance the Root Cause Analysis (RCA) process and recognize the work of the Patient Safety...

United Healthcare Partners Diabetes Education Program Welcomes New Coordinator

Marlette Regional Hospital and McKenzie Health System, as affiliates of United Healthcare Partners, are pleased to announce that Melanie Campbell, RN, CDE is serving as the new coordinator for their...

Caro Community Hospital Joins McLaren Health Care

Caro Community Hospital (CCH) Board of Trustees today announced that it will join McLaren Health Care, a 12-hospital, $5.5 billion integrated health system headquartered in Grand Blanc, MI. This...

McKenzie Health System and Marlette Regional Hospital Receive National Recognition for Performance Leadership

McKenzie Health System and Marlette Regional Hospital, affiliates of United Healthcare Partners, are pleased to share that they have been recognized by The Chartis Center for Rural Health/iVantage...

Caro Community Hospital Announces Senior Life Solutions Partnership

Caro Community Hospital is pleased to announce a partnership with Senior Life Solutions. Senior Life Solutions will be located across the street from the hospital at 310 N. Hooper Street. Aging...

Adult Grief Support Groups Offered in Marlette & Brown City

For widows, widowers, or singles that have lost a loved one through death within the last 24 months, an 8-part grief support group is available in Marlette and Brown City. Facilitated by United...

Caring for Others

Caring for Others meets the second Wednesday of each month at the Center for Rehabilitation, McLaren Bay Region West Campus, 3190 E. Midland Road in Bay City. The next meeting is Wednesday, December...

McLaren Bay Region Offers “Parkinson’s Exercise & Movement” Class

McLaren Bay Region’s Center for Rehabilitation is pleased to offer a comprehensive low-cost exercise class designed for individuals living with Parkinson’s Disease....

Scheurer Caregiver Connection Christmas Pary

Thursday, December 14, 2017 12 Noon Wilson Education Center, Scheurer Hospital For more information, click here

McKenzie Healthcare Provider BLS Classes

December 19 - 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Register at 810-648-6127 $45 per class, FREE for McKenzie employees Additional classes and times available by calling 810-648-3092.

McKenzie Lunch and Learn

December 20 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Location: McKenzie Health System Dining Room, 120 Delaware Street, Sandusky Topic: “What’s New in Healthcare” Guest Speaker: Dr. Steve Barnett,...

Scheurer Bariatric Support Group

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 4:30 p.m. Birch Room, Scheurer Hospital For more information, click here

McLaren Bay Region Offers “Parkinson’s Exercise & Movement” Class

McLaren Bay Region’s Center for Rehabilitation is pleased to offer a comprehensive low-cost exercise class designed for individuals living with Parkinson’s Disease....

Scheurer Teens and Young Adults Thrive

Thursday, December 21, 2017 6:00 p.m. Wilson Education Center, Scheurer Hospital For more information, click here

McLaren Bay Region Offers “Parkinson’s Exercise & Movement” Class

McLaren Bay Region’s Center for Rehabilitation is pleased to offer a comprehensive low-cost exercise class designed for individuals living with Parkinson’s Disease....

The Region’s Health and Health Care Systems: Communities Achieving Excellence and Accountability

Friday, January 26, 2018 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Saginaw Valley State University Simulcast at Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant and Kirtland Grayling To download an event brochure, click here...

Covenant HealthCare Named 2017 Most Wired

Most Wired Hospitals Use Technology to Partner with Patients on Health

Technology is making it easier for patients and providers to interact, thus improving communication, safety and patient-provider relationships. New tools are helping patients become more actively involved in their care and maintaining their health, according to results of the 19th Annual Health Care’s Most Wired® survey, released today by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum.

According to the survey, Most Wired hospitals are using smart phones, telehealth and remote monitoring to create more ways for patients to access health care services and capture health information. This year’s results show:

  • 76 percent offer secure messaging with clinicians on mobile devices.
  • When patients need ongoing monitoring at home, 74 percent use secure e-mails for patients and families to keep in touch with the care team.
  • 68 percent simplify prescription renewals by letting patients make requests on mobile devices.
  • 62 percent add data reported by patients to the electronic health record to get a better picture of what is going on with the patient.
  • Nearly half of the hospitals are using telehealth to provide behavioral health services to more patients.
  • 40 percent offer virtual physician visits.
  • More than 40 percent provide real-time care management services to patients at home for diabetes and congestive heart failure.

Frank Fear, MA CHCIO, Chief Information Officer at Covenant HealthCare says, “Covenant HealthCare’s focus is to be patient-centric, meeting our customers where they are to meet their healthcare needs. I am very proud to work for such a great organization. The ‘Most Wired’ award is a great organization-wide achievement demonstrating further affirmation of the great work our staff does every day providing extraordinary patient care.”

“The Most Wired hospitals are using every available technology option to create more ways to reach their patients in order to provide access to care,” said AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack. “They are transforming care delivery, investing in new delivery models in order to improve quality, provide access and control costs.”

Innovation in patient care embraces emerging technologies and underscores the need for secure patient information exchange. Hospitals have increased their use of sophisticated IT monitoring systems to detect patient privacy breaches, monitor for malicious activities or policy violations and produce real-time analysis of security alerts.

· 97 percent use intrusion detection systems.

· 96 percent perform data access audits.

· Nearly 90 percent run targeted phishing exercises to teach employees to question suspicious emails.

Most Wired hospitals are transforming care delivery with knowledge gained from data and analytics. They are investing in analytics to support new delivery models and effective decision-making and training clinicians on how to use analytics to improve quality, provide access and control costs.

· 82 percent analyze retrospective clinical and administrative data to identify areas for improving quality and reducing the cost of care.

· Three-quarters use sophisticated analytics such as predictive modeling and data to improve decision-making.

· Nearly 70 percent interface electronic health record data with population health tools for care management.

· More than 70 percent are providing data analytic tools training to physicians and nurses.

· 45 percent initiate a patient pathway using health IT to follow a care plan.

· Nearly 40 percent deliver quality metrics to physicians at the point-of-care.

· 32 percent have tools for real-time patient identification and tracking for value-based care conditions, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

HealthCare’s Most Wired® survey, conducted between Jan. 15 and March 15, 2017, is published annually by Hospitals & Health Networks (H&HN). The 2017 Most Wired® survey and benchmarking study is a leading industry barometer measuring information technology (IT) use and adoption among hospitals nationwide. The survey of 698 participants, representing an estimated 2,158 hospitals — more than 39 percent of all hospitals in the U.S. — examines how organizations are leveraging IT to improve performance for value-based health care in the areas of infrastructure, business and administrative management; quality and safety; and clinical integration.

Detailed results of the survey and study can be found in the July issue of H&HN. For a full list of winners, visit www.hhnmag.com.

About the Most Wired Survey

The 2017 Most Wired Survey is conducted in cooperation with the American Hospital Association and Clearwater Compliance, LLC.

About the American Hospital Association
The AHA is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the improvement of health in their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, which include nearly 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks and other providers of care. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. For more information, visit www.aha.org.

About Health Forum

Health Forum is a strategic business enterprise of the American Hospital Association, creatively partnering to develop and deliver essential information and innovative services to help health care leaders achieve organizational performance excellence and sustainability. For more information, visit www.healthforum.com.

About Clearwater Compliance, LLC | https://clearwatercompliance.com/

Clearwater Compliance, LLC is a leading provider of healthcare compliance and cyber risk management solutions. Its mission is to empower hospitals and health systems to successfully manage healthcare’s evolving cybersecurity risks and ensure patient safety. Exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association, Clearwater solutions have been deployed within hundreds of hospitals and health systems, Fortune 100 organizations and federal government institutions. More information about Clearwater Compliance is at http://www.Clearwatercompliance.com.

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