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Wisconsin Consumers Can Connect to Health Care Price Info at WiPricePoint.org

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MADISON (August 21, 2014) ----- Shopping for health care might not ever be as simple as comparing prices in a grocery store. But in Wisconsin, health care providers and the Wisconsin Hospital Association Information Center, LLC (WHAIC), a subsidiary of the Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA), continue to develop and refine tools aimed at helping consumers compare health care costs. (Read more)

Wisconsin Hospitals Invested $176 to Train Health Professionals

Wisconsin hospitals invested more than $176 million in 2013 to support training for physicians, nurses and other health care and allied professionals according to the Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA) annual hospital community benefit survey.

On-site clinical training is an essential element in the education process for all health care professionals, but it requires a major commitment of time and financial resources from hospitals and clinics to implement and administer. Hospitals provide on-site clinical and education experiences ranging from a few weeks to several years for nurses, physicians, therapists, pharmacists, even dentists.

"The commitment our hospital and health system members have made to advance medical education across a broad spectrum of professions helps ensure access to quality health care in our state regardless of where you live," according to WHA Executive Vice President Eric Borgerding. (Read more)

High-quality, high-value health care is a hallmark in Wisconsin. Hospital systems are improving quality, increasing efficiency and delivering value to employers and residents in their communities.

Hospitals Participate in WHA "Just Culture" Workshop  Partners for Patients logo

On August 22, WHA members from Monroe Clinic and Edgerton Hospital and Health Services took advantage of a one-day workshop to learn about the principles and practices to become a “Just Culture” hospital. The workshop was made possible through a grant from the Wisconsin Office of Rural Health and the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative. (Read more)

Wisconsin Hospitals are Committed to Quality and Transparency

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This Week's Priorities

Medicaid: The LFB released a memo to Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca outlining its projections of expected revenues and expenses for the next budget cycle. (Read more)

Exchange: OCI issued a press release indicating it has completed a review of rates and forms filed by insurers... (Read more)

HIT: Health Information Technology Week 2014 will be observed September 15-19. (Read more)

 

WHA Job Bulletin

The WHA Job Bulletin provides member hospitals a venue where they can post vacancies on-line as a no cost benefit of membership.

 

 

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