In the MiCare Champion Cast, from the Michigan Health & Hospital Association, we’ll talk to healthcare policy experts in Michigan on key issues that impact healthcare and the health of our communities. This series will cover topics like the auto no-fault insurance system, the opioid crisis and more. Learn more and get involved at https://micarematters.org.
Episode 16: How Health Systems Have Survived the Pandemic
On today's episode, MHA CEO Brian Peters is joined by Ed Ness, president and CEO of Munson Healthcare and the 2020-2021 chair of the MHA Board of Trustees. Their conversation explores the unprecedented challenges that Michigan hospitals faced amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the response of the healthcare community and what’s ahead for championing our state’s hospitals and healthcare providers.
*Please note the data referenced throughout this episode have since changed. For up-to-date information on COVID-19, please visit the state’s website at: https://bit.ly/3aQQGu7.
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Episode 15: Healthy Babies Need Healthy Moms
Approximately 90 women die each year in Michigan during pregnancy, at delivery, and within a year of giving birth, and 44 percent of pregnancy-related deaths are considered preventable.
Today on the MiCare Champion Cast, we’re talking about what Michigan hospitals and physicians are doing to keep moms and babies healthy and safe. The episode features interviews with Frank Anderson, MD, MPH, of the University of Michigan Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Brittany Bogan, MHA senior vice president of safety & quality and executive director of the MHA Keystone Center; and Amy Zaagman, executive director of the Michigan Council for Maternal & Child Health.
Episode 14: Lame Duck Attack on Auto No-fault
Michigan's auto no-fault insurance system is under attack in a last-minute effort to dismantle it during lame duck – or the period after an election when outgoing officials are still in office. Today, we talk to Laura Appel, senior vice president and Chief Innovation Officer at the MHA about current auto no-fault benefits and how this lame duck attempt at reform could negatively impact Michigan residents.
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Episode 13: Healthcare Information Sharing and Patient Care
When we think of healthcare, most people think of medicine, nurses, physicians and hospitals. But one major component of modern healthcare is data. By collecting and securely sharing patient data, Michigan hospitals are working to improve efficiency and safety in healthcare for patients.
Today, we talk to Tim Pletcher, executive director of the Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN) and Jim Lee, the MHA’s vice president of data policy and data analytics about the impact of information sharing on healthcare quality and safety.
Episode 12: #MIVoteMatters and Election 2018
The 2018 midterm election is coming up on Nov. 6. Historically, voter turnout is lower during midterms, compared to presidential elections. However, there are several races in 2018 that will have a big on impact Michiganders’ health and access to care and the hospitals and providers who serve our communities. Today, we talk with Laura Appel, the MHA’s Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, and MHA CEO Brian Peters about the impact elected officials have on healthcare in Michigan and provide information for healthcare workers and advocates as they prepare to head to the polls.
Episode 11: Care Outside of the Hospital’s Walls
Michigan hospitals are working in local communities to help people of all ages get healthy and stay healthy both in and out of the hospital. Two new reports – the Economic Impact of Healthcare in Michigan and the Community Benefit Report – demonstrate the substantial role healthcare plays in the well-being of both the state’s residents and its economy.
Today, we talk about some of these efforts with Susan Hawkins, senior vice president of population health, Henry Ford Health System; Katherine Scher, director of population health management, Henry Ford Health System; David Sim, manager of marketing and public relations, Aspirus Ironwood Hospital; and Brian Peters, MHA CEO.
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