HAP's Latest News

October 19, 2020

Celebrating National Healthcare Quality Week

National Healthcare Quality Week, sponsored by the National Association for Healthcare Quality, is dedicated to celebrating the contributions that professionals have made in the field and bringing greater awareness to the profession of health care quality.

August 31, 2020

New CDC Data Shows COVID-19 Impacted Access to Care for Nearly 4 in 10 Americans

Recently released analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that nearly 40 percent of patients saw reductions in their access to one or more types of care as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. HAP has created a special webpage and resources to encourage Pennsylvanians to get their health care back on track.

August 18, 2020

News Release: PatientPing and HAPevolve Partner to Improve Real-Time Care Coordination and Enhance Outcomes Across Pennsylvania

PatientPing has announced an endorsed partnership with HAPevolve, a subsidiary company of The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), to streamline care and improve patient outcomes across health systems and hospitals throughout Pennsylvania. The partnership will leverage PatientPing’s extensive Pennsylvania network and its suite of care collaboration solutions to enable providers to share real-time information about patients’ care encounters across providers and settings.

August 14, 2020

AHA Releases Updated COVID-19 Essential Surgery Roadmap

During April, when Pennsylvania hospitals were looking forward to the resumption of scheduled surgeries and procedures, the American Hospital Association (AHA) and a group of national health care and provider organizations, issued a joint statement that outlined a roadmap for resuming elective surgeries. Yesterday, the AHA and partnering organizations released an updated version of their roadmap.

August 10, 2020

HAP Announces 2020 Achievement Awards Winners

The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) is proud to honor the winners of the 2020 Achievement Awards. The winning initiatives celebrate hospitals leveraging partnerships and inventive ideas to improve patient care and outcomes and invest in the specific health needs of communities.

June 25, 2020

HHS Announces Partnership to Fight COVID-19 in Vulnerable Communities

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) awarded the Morehouse School of Medicine as the recipient of a new $40 million initiative to fight COVID-19 in racial and ethnic minority, rural, and socially vulnerable communities.

June 24, 2020

CMS Presents Changes to Reduce Burden and Improve Patient Outcomes

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) unveiled the creation of the Office of Burden Reduction and Health Informatics in an effort to reduce regulatory and administrative burden. The new office is an outgrowth of the agency’s Patients over Paperwork Initiative which was implemented to eliminate unnecessary, duplicative, and costly requirements and regulations.

May 08, 2020

Patient Safety Authority Annual Report Highlights Progress in Patient Safety

Pennsylvania’s Patient Safety Authority (PSA) has released its 2019 Annual Report. The report highlights activities of the PSA, including its September 2019-launched quarterly peer-reviewed journal, Patient Safety. It also includes an analysis of patient safety events reported into the Pennsylvania patient safety reporting system (PA-PSRS), a secure database that collects health care facility data on “serious events” and “incidents.”

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