Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of maternal mortality in California and the United States. An in-depth review of maternal deaths in California found that only a small fraction of the women who died had a known diagnosis of CVD prior to their death. Most women had complained of symptoms either during pregnancy or shortly after childbirth, yet heart disease was not diagnosed.
The California Quality Collaborative (CQC) invites you to the next webinar in its “Medically Complex Care” webinar series with Judith Hibbard, PhD, MPH, lead author of the Patient Activation Measure (PAM). Currently used by researchers and practitioners internationally, the PAM measures an individual’s knowledge and skill for self-management.
This two-day Summit will focus on the opioid crisis and related public health issues in rural northern California. Topics will include hepatitis C, HIV and STDs, and overdose, as well as other public health issues related to the opioid crisis. Participants will discuss existing resources and challenges to address these public health issues, models from the region that are working well to address these issues, and identify some realistic steps to overcome the challenges that exist.
Despite being on the books for nearly 30 years, the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) continues to be a source of confusion for staff and a public relations nightmare. Fines have recently doubled, and may result in sanctions – recently for one hospital in excess of $1 million.
Interested counsel may join a discussion group that offers support and an opportunity to learn about the new legal privileges and challenges of the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005. You can request to join the group by following this link: eepurl.com/rKJaf. This group generally holds conference calls quarterly.