A Personal Look at Mental Health

Today’s blog comes to us from Sandy Severson, Vice President of Care Improvement at the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (AzHHA). Ms. Severson shares her own personal account of a family member’s devastating diagnosis. Once you’ve had a chance to read it, we’d love to have you share your thoughts. Generating important discussions around the health issues affecting the people of our state is another … Continue reading A Personal Look at Mental Health

Supporting ALL of the Emergency Medical Providers who Care for Others

Today’s guest blog comes to us from Dr. Ben Bobrow, Medical Director – ADHS, Bureau of EMS & Trauma System. Dr. Bobrow shares his thoughts on the potential mental health issues facing those who respond to health crises every day…..emergency medical providers. Once you’ve had a chance to read it, we’d love to hear your thoughts. Generating meaningful conversations around the health issues making headlines is … Continue reading Supporting ALL of the Emergency Medical Providers who Care for Others

World Sickle Cell Day

Sickle cell disease is an inherited red blood cell disorder that affects roughly 100,000 Americans according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Mayo Clinic describes Sickle Cell anemia as – “a condition in which there aren’t enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen throughout your body.” Normally, your red blood cells are flexible and round, moving easily through your blood … Continue reading World Sickle Cell Day

Workplace Safety

National Safety Month gives us a chance to think about workplace safety in a healthcare environment. Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association’s (AzHHA) Director of Care Improvement, Vicki Buchda, dives a little deeper into safety in the healthcare workplace in today’s blog. Once you’ve had a chance to read it, we’d love to have you share your thoughts! Those working in health care are no strangers … Continue reading Workplace Safety

Men’s Health Month

June is recognized as Men’s Health Month by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Men’s Health Month heightens the awareness of preventable health problems, and encourages early detection and treatment for diseases and conditions affecting men and boys.  Do you know the top men’s health threats? The list includes heart disease, cancer and unintentional injury. Thankfully, most men’s health threats are largely preventable. Make healthy … Continue reading Men’s Health Month

Improving Care Through Data Sharing

Health Current, Arizona’s Health Information Exchange or HIE Dr. Karst at Horizon Health & Wellness remembers when his staff was first able to avoid a needle stick for a frequent, elderly patient of the clinic because of their connection to Arizona’s statewide health information exchange or HIE, Health Current. The staff knew very well both the patient and the difficulty of drawing blood from her, … Continue reading Improving Care Through Data Sharing