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Hospitals in the Crosshairs: Managing Cybersecurity Risk
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Determining the True Cost of a Data Breach
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Cybersecurity and Organizational Excellence
All About Hospitals
A New Data Resource
Newsmakers & Newcomers
Profile: Marcy Doderer, Arkansas Children's Allies in Health Care: HFMA
Assess Your HIPAA Security Risk
Hunting Sepsis The Silent Killer
Focus on Quality
POLICY AND ADVOCACY
Fighting Antibiotic Resistance
QUALITY AND PATIENT SAFETY
A FOND FAREWELL
Insuring Against a Breach
Hospital Statistics 2018
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Medicaid Expansion An Attorney's Perspective on Tort Reform
DESIGN TEAM: Jamison Mosley, Jamie Smith, Kellie McAnulty BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Darren Caldwell, Newport / Chairman Chris Barber, Jonesboro / Chairman-Elect Peggy Abbott, Camden / Treasurer Ryan Gehrig, Fort Smith / At-Large Molly Burns, Magnolia Greg Crain, Little Rock Barry Davis, Paragould David Deaton, Clinton Phil Gilmore, Crossett John Heard, McGehee Vince Leist, Harrison James Magee, Piggott Mike McCoy, Danville Dan McKay, Fort Smith Ray Montgomery, Searcy Ron Peterson, Mountain Home Darlene Tuohy, Bella Vista Doug Weeks, Little Rock Debra Wright, Nashville EXECUTIVE TEAM: Robert “Bo” Ryall / President and CEO W. Paul Cunningham / Executive Vice President Tina Creel / President of AHA Services, Inc. Elisa M. White / Vice President and General Counsel Jodiane Tritt / Vice President of Government Relations Pam Brown / Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety Lyndsey Dumas / Vice President of Education DISTRIBUTION: Arkansas Hospitals is distributed quarterly to hospital executives, managers and trustees throughout the United States; to physicians, state legislators, the congressional delegation, and other friends of the hospitals of Arkansas. Arkansas Hospitals is produced quarterly by Vowell, Inc., 910 W. 2nd St., Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201. Periodicals postage paid at Little Rock, AR and additional mailing offices. The contents of Arkansas Hospitals are copyrighted, and material contained herein may not be copied or reproduced in any manner without the written permission of the Arkansas Hospital Association. Articles in Arkansas Hospitals should not be considered specific advice, as individual circumstances vary. Products and services advertised in the magazine are not necessarily endorsed by the Arkansas Hospital Association.
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EVENT CALENDAR JULY
July 12 Arkansas Hospital Auxiliary Association Board Meeting AHA Boardroom July 27 Arkansas Society for Directors of Volunteer Services Summer Conference St. Bernards Foundation, Jonesboro
AUGUST August 2-3 careLearning User Group Forum AHA Headquarters
It may be summer, but your health care education program doesn’t have to take a holiday! Vacation schedules make face-to-face workshops a challenge, but never fear…your AHA Education Team has a variety of webinars available for summer learning. View them from the convenience of your own facility, and pay one site fee for as many attendees as you require. Go to the Education Calendar at www.arkhospitals.org for more information and a complete list of educational opportunities. And if you don’t yet subscribe to the eBulletin, our monthly update of online education resources, contact Director of Educational Operations Romeeka Taylor at email@example.com or give her a call at 501.224.7878 to be added to the distribution list.
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August 10 AHA Board Meeting AHA Boardroom
SEPTEMBER September 3 AHA Office Closed September 5 Metro District Meeting AHA Boardroom September 7 AHA Workers’ Compensation Self-Insured Trust Board Meeting AHA Headquarters September 7 AHA Workers’ Compensation Self-Insured Trust Annual Education Conference AHA Headquarters
September 7 Arkansas Association of Healthcare Engineering Fall Conference Holiday Inn Springdale September 13 Arkansas Hospital Auxiliary Association Board Meeting AHA Boardroom September 14 AHA Board Meeting AHA Boardroom September 14 Arkansas Association for Healthcare Quality Fall Conference Gilbreath Conference Center, Baptist-Little Rock
OCTOBER October 3-5 AHA 88th Annual Meeting and Trade Show Little Rock Marriott and Statehouse Convention Center October 3 AHA Board Meeting (held in conjunction with the AHA Annual Meeting) Little Rock Marriott October 3-5 Arkansas Hospital Auxiliary Association 60th Annual Meeting and Trade Show Embassy Suites, Little Rock
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Because employees are the leading cause of data breaches, one of the best defenses...is to
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The Artificial Eye Clinic at the The Center for Alloplastic Facial Reconstruction serves all the needs of prosthetic eye patients: from the initial custom design of prosthetic eyes to fitting, follow up, and ongoing clinical care. In addition to the highest level of clinical prosthetic eye care, patients also have the advantage of receiving RealLifeEye™ Artificial Eye Technology. RealLifeEye™ Artificial Eye Technology is a unique and proprietary process producing eye prostheses that are extraordinarily lifelike in appearance. The prosthetic eye irises (colored part of the eye) are filled with ultra fine stroma detail and a remarkable level of three dimensional depth. The clinic is proud to attract patients nationwide in search of this singular technology. Clinic Ocularist Michael Kaczkowski creates this custom iris process not just for practitioners and patients in the United States, but also for others throughout the world.
The Facial Prosthesis Clinic at the The Center for Alloplastic Facial Reconstruction offers exclusive Custom RealLifeSkin™ Facial Prosthetics and Hemi-Facial prostheses to help facial prosthetic patients. The unique construction of these prosthetics helps to stabilize the facial opening, preserve the sinus cavity, and improve normal speech resonance. Each facial patient is evaluated individually to best determine which facial prosthesis retention method or combination of methods is best for them. Pre-evaluations can be made based on emailed photographs in order to save on travel resources. Such pre-evaluations are extremely helpful for the patients from all over the United States and overseas who approach the Facial Prosthesis Clinic for access to their specialized artistry and technology. Says one patient: “Everyone is amazed at how real it looks; people can’t tell it’s a a prosthesis. I love it!”
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ADDRESSING SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH
You Canâ€™t Buy Experience. Stop Wasting Time and Resources, and Get the Best Counsel Possible Starting Today.
Social determinants of health â€“ where we live, work and play â€“ have tremendous effects on oneâ€™s health, and they can affect anyone, regardless of age, race or ethnicity.
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The American Hospital Association has released a new resource highlighting the importance of addressing this important topic. The PowerPoint presentation is designed for use by hospital and health system leaders in conversations with their employees, trustees and community. Help your organization and community better understand how social determinants impact your patients and neighbors. Learn what hospitals are doing to address this crucial aspect of health. Discover resources from the American Hospital Association to help you further tackle related challenges, including food insecurity and lack of transportation. You can download the 23-slide PowerPoint presentation by going to www.aha.org and searching for Social Determinants of Health Presentation. More resources on addressing the social determinants of health are also available at this site.
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Educating the Physicians of Tomorrow NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) at Arkansas State University not only produces excellent physicians, but also works to create healthier communities. Our faculty, staff, and students are actively engaged in outreach programs to introduce our youth to health and science, to create greater awareness of health outcomes, and to develop healthier communities. NYITCOM at Arkansas State University is committed to addressing the primary care physician workforce shortage in Arkansas and the Delta region. By 2030, NYITCOM at A-State will produce more than 1,000 physicians to serve this state, region, and beyond.
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In-State Hospital Members General Medical-Surgical Hospitals Urban
Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities
Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities
Long-Term Care Hospitals
Veterans Affairs Hospitals
Out-of-State Border City Hospitals
Total AHA Members
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Source: Arkansas Department of Health, Hospital Discharge Data Program, 2016 (most recent data available)
Self-Pay/No Charge Patients Admitted Self-Pay/No Charge as a % of All Patients Admitted Total Uncovered Costs ($ Millions)* Source: Arkansas Department of Health, Hospital Discharge Data Program, 2016 (most recent data available) *Estimate based on statewide cost-to-charge ratio (latest available cost, 2015)
Total Uncovered Arkansas Inpatient Costs (in $ Millions), 2007-2016
Arkansas Self-Pay/Uninsured Inpatients Admitted, 2007-2016 $250
Self-Pay/No Charge Patient Visits
Self-Pay/No Charge as a Percentage of all ED Visits
Source: Arkansas Department of Health, Hospital Discharge Data Program 2016 (most recent data available)
Springdale Northwest Medical Center–Springdale
Walnut Ridge Lawrence Memorial Hospital
Pocahontas Five Rivers Medical Center Salem Fulton County Hospital
Calico Rock Izard County Medical Center
Mountain Home Baxter Regional Medical Center
Hospital Malvern GRANT Baptist Health Medical Center–Hot Spring County
BAXTER Harrison North Arkansas Regional Medical Center
Berryville Mercy Hospital–Berryville
• National Park Medical Center
Eureka Springs Eureka Springs Hospital
Paragould Arkansas Methodist Medical Center
De Queen De Queen Medical Center
Mena Regional Health System
DeWitt DeWitt CLARK PIKE Pine Bluff Hospital and SEVIER HOWARD Jefferson Regional Arkadelphia Nursing Medical Center Baptist Health Home Nashville DALLAS Medical Center– Dumas CLEVELAND LINCOLN Howard Arkadelphia Delta Memorial Memorial Hospital DESHA Fordyce Hospital HEMPSTEAD Monticello NEVADA LITTLE Dallas County RIVER McGehee Drew Camden Medical Center Hope McGehee Memorial Ouachita County Wadley Regional Warren CALHOUN Hospital DREW Hospital Medical Center Ashdown Medical Center Bradley County OUACHITA Little River at Hope Medical Center Magnolia ASHLEY El Dorado Memorial BRADLEY CHICOT MILLER Magnolia Crossett Medical Hospital Lake Village Regional COLUMBIA Center Ashley County UNION Chicot Memorial LAFAYETTE Medical Center Medical Center of South Arkansas Medical Center
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*Small Rural Hospital Arkansas Children’s Hospital Improvement Grant Program. Arkansas Heart Hospital Map revised May 2018. Baptist Health Medical Center–Little Rock CHI St. Vincent Infirmary Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System– John L. McClellan Veterans Hospital • UAMS Medical Center
Acute care hospital–SHIP*
Critical access hospitals
Acute care hospitals
Osceola South Mississippi County Regional Medical Center
Blytheville Great River Medical Center
Piggott Piggott Community Hospital
SOURCE: https://www.hrsa.gov/ruralhealth/programopportunities/ fundingopportunities/?id=b56d4504-7bf6-4f79-b0e8-37b766f2213e
Mountain View Johnson SEARCY MADISON Fayetteville (3) Stone County LAWRENCE Northwest Medical Center– Batesville • Washington Regional Medical Center CRAIGHEAD MISSISSIPPI Willow Creek Women’s Hospital Medical Center STONE White River • Northwest Health Physicians’ Jonesboro (2) Heber Springs Clarksville VAN Medical Center Specialty Hospital • St. Bernards Baptist Health Medical BUREN Johnson Regional Russellville POINSETT Medical Center • Veterans Health Care System INDEPENDENCE Newport Center–Heber Springs Medical Center Saint Mary’s of the Ozarks • NEA Baptist Unity Health– Clinton FRANKLIN Regional JOHNSON JACKSON CRAWFORD Memorial Hospital Harris Medical Center Ozark Health Medical Center CLEBURNE Ozark Searcy Medical Center CROSS Mercy Hospital− WHITE CONWAY POPE Unity Health– White Paris Conway (2) Van Buren Ozark Wynne CRITTENDEN Mercy SEBASTIAN • Conway Regional Medical Center County Medical Center LOGAN Sparks Medical CrossRidge Hospital− Dardanelle • Baptist Health Medical Center–Conway WOODRUFF ST. FRANCIS Center–Van Buren Community Paris River Valley Jacksonville Booneville Morrilton Hospital Fort Smith (2) SCOTT FAULKNER Medical Center CHI St. Vincent LONOKE North Metro Medical Center YELL Mercy Forrest City • Sparks Regional Medical Center PERRY Sherwood PRAIRIE Hospital Morrilton Forrest City LEE Danville • Mercy Hospital−Fort Smith PULASKI CHI St. Vincent North Booneville Medical Center Chambers Memorial Hospital Waldron Helena SALINE North Little Rock (2) MONROE MONTGOMERY GARLAND Mercy Hospital− Helena Regional • Arkansas Surgical Hospital Hot Springs (3) Stuttgart Benton PHILLIPS Waldron Medical Center • Baptist Health Medical • CHI St. Vincent–Hot Springs Baptist Health Saline POLK Center–North Little Rock • Levi Hospital Medical Center−Stuttgart Memorial Mena Little Rock (6)
Gravette Ozarks Community Hospital of Gravette
Siloam Springs Siloam Springs Regional Hospital
Bentonville Northwest Medical Center–Bentonville
Rogers Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas
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THIRDHAND THREAT Clearing the air won’t clear the threat from tobacco smoke. It leaves residual chemicals on indoor surfaces that can linger for years and be absorbed through the skin, ingested and inhaled, according to research published this May in the magazine Science Advances. And, outdoor tobacco smoke can travel indoors and coat surfaces with residue that can become airborne again. “That Uber car you jump into, the hotel room you stay in, even a classroom where smoking hasn’t been allowed for decades: These are places where you are often exposed to a lot more than you expect,” said the study’s lead author Peter DeCarlo, of Drexel University. For more information, see the study (Science Advances, May 9, 2018) and the article by William Wan that originally appeared in The Washington Post (May 9, 2018).
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HELPING PATIENTS WITH MY NICU BABY ™ APP Danielle Bell, M.D. Medical Director Adult and Geriatric Psychiatry
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My NICU Baby™ App, developed by the March of Dimes, provides trusted information to improve families’ experiences during what can be a stressful time. It helps families find peace of mind during and after their NICU stay with answers to questions and helpful resources.
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The App is free and available in the App Store and Google Play now. Whether you’re a nurse, doctor, social worker, lactation consultant or another person supporting a NICU family, you can recommend this App to families who can use it to: • Learn more about their baby’s stay in the NICU, including what to expect from day one, common medical conditions in the NICU, who they will come into contact with and how they can participate their baby’s care; • Track baby’s feeding and weight; • Track pumping and kangaroo care sessions; • Save contact information for health care providers; and • Use the notes feature for to-do lists and questions. To request a printable PDF to share this information with families, please email NICU@marchofdimes.org.
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KEEPING AN AI ON DISEASE SURVEILLANCE Artificial Intelligence (AI) packs superpowers in data processing and predictive modeling and could transform disease surveillance as we know it. By capturing information from data sources like country reports, social media and hospitals, AI can speed disease detection and improve "contact tracing" efforts during outbreaks. There are potential pitfalls, though. For all of AI’s promise in revolutionizing disease surveillance, a major roadblock in its scale-up could be lack of data collection and data security measures, according to Stephanie McKay and Sulzhan Bali in Global Health NOW. Concerns surrounding missing data are especially valid in low- and middleincome countries that may lack the infrastructure and human capital required to maintain these systems, they note. Scarcity of data, and lack of transparency on algorithms (especially where private companies are involved), could compound challenges of misinformation or false alarms as well. Keys to offsetting the risks could include educating policymakers, integrating AI systems for disease surveillance with traditional surveillance networks, and investing in training programs for data scientists. -Johns Hopkins’ Global Health NOW
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Senator Jonathan Dismang Senator Joyce Elliott Senator Bart Hester Senator Keith Ingram Senator Missy Irvin Senator Larry Teague Senator David Wallace
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