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Coming Soon - $10 SPORTS PHYSICALS at MRH HealthCare Office Locations

Cash or check only, $5 of each physical will be donated to the associated school’s athletic program. The completed form and fee will be required at time of service. Parents must accompany their...

McKenzie Community Fitness Classes Session #4

July 10 – September 1 McKenzie Health System is pleased to be able to provide a variety of fitness classes. Aqua Aerobics, Low Impact, Senior Exercise, and Tai Chi. For more information and to...

McKenzie Health System Launches Sanilac County Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group

McKenzie Health System (MHS) would like to announce the first class of the Sanilac County Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group, which will take place on Friday, July 7 at 1:30 p.m. in MHS’...

Monica Mignoni Retires from McKenzie Health System after 36 Years of Nursing Service to Community

After 36 years of providing care and comfort as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) for McKenzie Health System and the local community, Monica Mignoni has recently retired. Mignoni joined McKenzie...

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...

Covenant FastCare at Meijer is Open for Patients

Learn more at the open house Tuesday, August 1 Covenant FastCare is open for business inside its new home inside the Meijer location at 3360 Tittabawassee Road in Saginaw Township. To get the word...

Family HealthCare of Brown City Donates to United Hospice Service

Following a successful fourth annual Dr. Michael Ogboh Memorial 5K Walk/Run held on June 10th, the staff of Family HealthCare of Brown City presented a check for $3,075 to United Hospice Service of...

Community Mental Health Supports Hospice

Community Mental Health (CMH) Executive Director Wilbert Morris recently presented a $145 check to United Hospice Service Director Shelli Greschaw, RN, BSN from CMH employees that participate in the...

12th Annual McKenzie Golf Scramble Tees Off to Raise $18,000 for Ambulance Power Cot

Even better than a hole in one, the 12 th Annual McKenzie Golf Scramble met its goal of raising $18,000 to purchase a Stryker Ambulance Power Cot for the McKenzie EMS team. The innovative cot will...

Aleda E. Lutz VA in Saginaw Touts Success in The MOVE! Program to Improve Veterans’ Health

The MOVE! Program for Veterans is an evidence-based, self-management program which focuses on health and wellness through healthy eating, physical activity, and behavior change. MOVE! helps Veterans...

26th Annual Golf for Life Classic at Apple Mountain Resort, Freeland

McLaren Bay Region Bay Medical Foundation Contact: Alysa Matthews - 989-895-4727 alysa.matthews@mclaren.org www.mclaren.org

Infant/Child CPR & First Aid Class for Grandparents

McLaren Bay Region will offer an Infant/Child CPR & First Aid Class for Grandparents on Monday, August 21 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Center, 820 South Lincoln in Bay City. This...

McLaren Bay Region Breastfeeding Class

McLaren Bay Region has scheduled a Breastfeeding Class on Wednesday, August 23 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Health Pavilion, 3175 West Professional Drive, Bay City. This class is for expectant...

Scheurer Hospital Auxiliary Annual Golf Fundraiser at Scenic Golf & Country Club, Pigeon

Scheurer Hospital Contact: Amber Delmotte - 989-453-4478 delmottea@scheurer.org www.scheurer.org

Survivors After Suicide Support Group

Tuesday, August 29 – 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm Location: McKenzie Health System Dining Room, 120 Delaware Street, Sandusky Provided by: The Sanilac County Suicide Prevention Committee and Sanilac...

MARLETTE REGIONAL HOSPITAL Driving for Health Golf Scramble

Wednesday, September 6 th 2017, 8:30-9:20 A.M. Check-in, 9:30 A.M. Shotgun Start – Lapeer County Club & Banquet Center, 3786 Hunt Road, Lapeer, MI https://lapeercountryclub.com/about/

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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