2003 Update Archives

Below are previous issues of UPDATE, the weekly newsletter of the Connecticut Hospital Association.

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03/28/2003 Public Health Committee Concludes Public Hearings; Physicians Gather in Hartford to Support Medical Liability Reform; Hospital Day at the Capitol April 2, 2003; 2003 “Healthcare Heroes” Contest Materials Available on CHA Web Site; CHA Offers Grant Writing Workshop;  more...
03/21/2003 CHA Attends Committee Meetings, Testifies on Bills; New CHA Web Site Debuts; Nominations Sought for 2003 CHA Awards; Grassroots Advocacy Postcards Mailed; CHA Launches “Healthcare Heroes” Contest; SAVE THE DATE: CHA Annual Meeting; Educational Program to Cover HR Management Basics;  more...
03/14/2003 Legislative Activity; AHA President Addresses Middlesex Chamber, Hospital Leaders; CEOs United in Support for Medical Liability Reform; ChimeData FY2002 Comparative Reports Available Online; Bristol Hospital CEO Leads First Meeting As AHA Regional Planning Board Chairman; Registration Still Open for Second Segment of Leadership Series;  more...
03/07/2003 Governor Presents Budget Proposal; CHA Presents Legislative Testimony; MedPAC Report to Congress: Payment Rates are Sufficient; HHS Proposes Smallpox Compensation Fund; AMA: Connecticut Joins List of States in Medical Malpractice Crisis; CHA Presents Educational Program on Managing Young Workers;  more...
02/28/2003 State Lawmakers Reach Budget Agreement; CHA Presents Legislative Testimony; CHA Editorial Published in Connecticut Economy Magazine; Ruling Provides Regulatory Relief for Bridgeport Hospital; AHRQ Launches Clearinghouse for Quality Measures; Educational Program Covers Benefits, Business Value of IT Outsourcing;  more...
02/21/2003 Governor Vetoes Budget Deficit Plan; CHA Testifies on Workforce Issues, Public Health Initiatives; DPH Issues EMS Provider Ruling; HHS Publishes Final HIPAA Security Standards; AHA Annual Meeting April 26-29, 2003; Distinguished Experts to Speak at Healthcare Leadership Series;  more...
02/14/2003 Rowland Promises to Veto Democrats’ Budget Plan; CHA Testifies on Workforce Shortage, Malpractice Reform; Congressional Activity Update; CMS Publishes Final Rule on Quality Programs; Educational Program Helps Managers With Changes in Organizations;  more...
02/07/2003 Budget Impasse Continues; CHA Presents Testimony to Public Health Committee; Medical Liability System Reform Update; President's Budget Appears to Reject Specific Medicare Cuts; OCR to Host HIPAA Privacy Conferences; CHA to Offer Program on Advanced Financial Management;  more...
01/31/2003 State Budget Deficit Update; Bush Calls for Liability Reform; Larson Nominated as Top Democrat on Committee; MedPAC Recommends Reductions; National Hospital Week Set for May 11-17, 2003; Patient Safety Bill To Be Revised; CHA to Offer Microsoft Excel Software Training; Quigley, Nationally-Known Hospital Administrator, Dies;  more...
01/24/2003 Connecticut’s ‘Genesis Team’ Receives Smallpox Vaccination; Bush Reverses Position on Medicaid Coverage of ED Visits; State Blood Reserves at ‘Dangerously Low’ Levels; CHA to Offer New Manager Education Program;  more...
01/17/2003 Budget Impasse Continues in Hartford; CHA Garnering Congressional Support for Provider Payment Relief; JAMA Article Ranks States in Medicare Quality of Care; DPH Reports State’s First Flu Cases; New ChimeData Reports Available Online; CHA to Offer Project Leadership Program;  more...
01/10/2003 2003 Session Convenes; Governor Upbeat in State of the State Address; Connecticut Well Represented at AHA Advocacy Day; Hospital Commission Approves Final Report; New “Blended Learning” Approach Planned for Manager Skill Building Series;  more...
01/03/2003 Budget Discussions Continue in Hartford; CHA to Organize Advocacy Day Activities in Washington; HIPAA Workshops Scheduled for Medicaid Providers; JCAHO Sets National Patient Safety Goals; CDC Reports More Children Covered by Health Insurance; CHA to Offer Education Programs on Managing Information Overload, Stress;  more...