Operational Improvement

About Operational Improvement

Maintaining a secure, safely run hospital that complies with regulatory requirements is of utmost importance. HASC’s Hospital Operations and Performance Excellence (HOPE) initiative identifies trends affecting the safety and security of patients, visitors, employees and property so you can maximize resources for efficient patient flow and greater patient satisfaction.

SCE Microgrid Webinar Offered on Tuesday

Electric reliability is the No. 1 reason customers install microgrids, which are self-contained, independent power systems that serve one or more power customers for limited periods. Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events were rare in the past. With the fire season existing nearly year-round today, it’s a good time to think about the future in terms of reliability. Microgrids […]

LANES Helps LA County Hospitals Meet CMS-mandated Event Notifications

Hospitals must be in compliance with the CMS Interoperability and Patient Access Final Rule as of May 1. The regulation requires hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, and critical access hospitals to send electronic notifications to patient-identified providers when a patient is admitted, discharged or transferred (ADT). The final rule is required to meet the Medicare and Medicaid Conditions of Participation (CoP).  […]

Podcast Profile: Endorsed Business Partner Vituity

Practicing ER doctor Gregg Miller, MD recently met HASC’s strategic communications team to discuss the COVID-19 outlook, hospital staffing issues, morale factors and more.  Miller is Chief Medical Officer at Vituity, a HASC Endorsed Business Partner. Vituity is a physician-owned partnership with more than 5,000 doctors and clinicians. It provides critical care, anesthesiology, outpatient, telehealth, acute psychiatry, and other medical services. As the voice of Vituity, […]

HASC Partner Offers Member Discount on PPE

HASC Endorsed Business Partner bttn is excited to share a recent news item on the firm’s push to raise capital and expand its reach. The item posted on Techcrunch notes that bttn added $5 million in startup capital following its initial launch in June. The firm now has more than 300 customers, the report notes.  HASC is one of more than 17 U.S. health care associations that […]

Vituity Webinar’s Focus: Psychiatric Care in EDs

This year, over four million Americans with behavioral health conditions — psychiatric, substance-related, or both — will enter an emergency department that is not prepared to treat them. However, when EDs are empowered to properly evaluate and treat behavioral health patients, hospitals see enhanced efficiencies and improved quality of care for all ED patients. In this exclusive Vituity webinar for […]

Prepare Your ED for Possible Severe Flu Season

In 2020, widespread social distancing and masking pushed seasonal flu cases to record lows. However, 2021 could be a different story. With effective COVID-19 vaccines available, far fewer people are taking precautions against airborne infections. What’s more, we may all be highly susceptible to new flu strains due to lack of previous exposure. The bottom […]

H-PACE Funding Option is October 28 Event Focus

HASC Endorsed Business Partner GreenRock Healthcare Capital knows that after a difficult year for hospitals, finding sufficient cash and debt resources can be a big challenge for any institution. For most hospitals, the second largest cash outflow item after payroll is capital spending. Aging plants, obsolescence and emerging technologies, advances in medical knowledge changing standards of care, changing reimbursement and consumer choice create tremendous demand […]

Accurate Background named HASC, Hospital Council Exclusive Endorsed Provider for Employment Screening

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26, 2020 — The Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC) and Hospital Council – Northern & Central California (Hospital Council) have exclusively endorsed Accurate Background, an Irvine, CA-based leading provider of compliant background checks, drug and health screening and Form I-9 verifications, for employment screening services. The endorsement provides member hospitals with a comprehensive […]

Merritt Hawkins’ 2018 Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives

Briefs Focus is a HASC feature designed to promote constructive dialogue about key issues in health care. This contribution is submitted by Merritt Hawkins, a HASC Endorsed Business Partner. Merritt Hawkins’ 2018 Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives is an overview of the salaries, bonuses, and other incentives used to recruit physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. The review’s […]