Demonstrating Community Need for Physicians

        How can hospitals, medical groups and other organizations demonstrate that they have a need for additional physicians? There are a variety of reasons why healthcare organizations seek to answer this key question. Prominent among them is … Continue reading
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A new innovative software tool, Incident Management

We’re gearing up to roll out our newest software tool, Incident Management, that will make reporting and tracking incidents, hazards and injuries a whole lot easier. The VelocityEHS Incident Management product delivers a cost-effective way to report, manage, analyze and ultimately prevent … Continue reading
Access to Care

Access to Care

One of the WSHA’s priorities is to improve patients access to care. SB 6519 is an example of the success they have had in this area, as it makes is so physicians can be reimbursed for virtual visits that occur … Continue reading
Credentialing

Credentialing

Credentialing and enrollment with plans is a multifaceted issue for our members. Enrollment with plans is such a burden for physicians that this year the Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) put forward HB 2335, which WSHA supported, in an attempt … Continue reading
Found Money

Found Money

One of Washington Hospital Services’ (WHS) core missions is to help our hospital members find business solutions that can help them navigate this turbulent time in health care. As health care moves to value-based reimbursement models and technology plays an … Continue reading
The Opioid Epidemic: Illuminating Solution

The Opioid Epidemic: Illuminating Solution

The opioid epidemic is a front and center issue for our state. Like most complex issues, there are no simple answers, and it will take collaborative efforts that span the health care continuum to effectively address. An excellent example of … Continue reading
Filling the pipe line

Filling the pipe line

Today the physician shortage in the United States is estimated to be around 40,000, and experts predict that this number will grow to over 120,000 by 2025. In Washington State, the Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) seeks to assist its … Continue reading