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New Rankings of Clinical Preventive Services Released

HealthPartners Institute and the National Commission on Prevention Priorities (NCPP)  announced the 2017 update of their Ranking of Clinical Preventive Services, which compares 28 of the most cost-effective and life-saving evidence-based interventions. Three of the most cost-effective and life saving conversations a clinician can have with a patient include: Advising adults to quit smoking; Encouraging children and teens to not start smoking; and Getting vaccines This... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Monday, January 9, 2017 | 0 comments

New Preventive Services for Women Regulations in 2017

From KFF.org: "On December 20, 2016, the Health Resources and Services Administration updated the preventive services for women by accepting the recommendations of the Women’s Preventive Services Initiative, convened by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and comprised of representatives of national groups with expertise in women’s health. The committee reaffirmed the services for women that were  recommended in 2011  and added one new one... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Wednesday, January 4, 2017 | 0 comments

MBGH Hospital Safety Grade Facebook Ad Reaches 8,000 Memphians!

To reach more Memphis-area residents to help them learn about the Hospitals Safety Grade and see results for local hospitals, MBGH ran an ad on Facebook for a week last fall. Click here to read about Memphis hospital grades. The results were impressive with 7,920 people reached and 696 engaging with the post by clicking on the map or going to the Hospital Safety Grade website for more information. Although it makes sense, it was interesting to note that as people aged they were... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, January 3, 2017 | 0 comments

How NQF Matters in Memphis

From the desk of Cristie Upshaw Travis, CEO, Memphis Business Group on Health  As announced in early December 2016 , I am honored to have been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Quality Forum (NQF). Do you know how much the work of NQF matters in Memphis? For example: Today, over 300 NQF-endorsed measures are used in more than 20 federal programs. These measures and programs help determine the care that Memphis-area Medicare participants receive and how... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, January 3, 2017 | 0 comments

MBGH CEO Elected to National Quality Forum Board of Directors

On December 3, 2016, The National Quality Forum (NQF) announced the appointment of Cristie Upshaw Travis, chief executive officer of the Memphis Business Group on Health, as well as two other new members to its Board of Directors: Jonathan Perlin, MD, PhD , president of clinical services and chief medical officer of HCA; and Jack Resneck, MD , professor and vice chair of dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco. According to Travis, "I am honored to... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, January 3, 2017 | 0 comments

Lots of Movement in Memphis Fall 2016 Hospital Safety Grades

We saw quite a bit of movement in the fall 2016 Hospital Safety Grades (formerly Hospital Safety Score) for Memphis-area hospitals: Several hospitals raised their scores: Baptist Collierville moved from a C to a B Baptist Desoto moved from a C to a B Methodist Germantown moved from a C to a B Regional One Health moved from a D to a C Unfortuantely, Saint Francis Memphis moved down from an A to a B and Methodist University moved down from a B to a C. Methodist... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, January 3, 2017 | 0 comments


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