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Education and Events

The Maine Hospital Association offers a number of educational programs throughout the year on issues that are vital to Maine's healthcare community. Select an event below for more details.

2023 Small or Rural Hospital Conference
Date: 2/15/2023 12:00 PM - 2/17/2023 12:00 PM


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2023 Updates to Evaluation and Management Code Descriptions and Documentation Challenges Webinar
Date: 12/13/2022, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM


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The Back-Order Problem: Managing a Disrupted Supply Chain in the Post-COVID World Webinar
Date: 12/8/2022, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


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MHA News

Check out the latest press releases and news for the Maine Hospital Association.

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Information Blocking

Most healthcare information is digitized, accessible, and shareable thanks to several technology and
policy advances making interoperable, electronic health record systems widely available. In 2016,
the 21st Century Cures Act made sharing electronic health information the expected
norm in health care by authorizing the Secretary of Health and Human Services to identify,
“reasonable and necessary activities that do not constitute information blocking.” The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s 2020 Cures Act Final Rule established information blocking exceptions to implement the law.

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Coastal Healthcare Alliance’s Mark Fourré is new MHA Board Chair

Mark Fourré, MD, president of Coastal Healthcare Alliance, which includes Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport and Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast, was installed as chair of the Maine Hospital Association Board of Directors on Wednesday night at the Association’s Summer Forum at the Samoset Resort in Rockport.
 

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Maine Hospital Association selects Dr. Nirav Shah to be 2022 MHA Caregiver of the Year

The Maine Hospital Association (MHA) has selected Nirav Shah, MD, JD, director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as this year’s MHA Caregiver of the Year.



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Workforce

A new report, from MHA and the Maine Nursing Action Coalition, updates the nurse forecast for Maine using the most recent (2020/21) registration data, determines if recent efforts to minimize a nursing shortage were successful, updates the forecast for 2025, and identifies areas of concern regarding trends in the RN workforce in Maine.

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