Category: Press Releases


Michigan Hospitals Improve Usage of Computerized Physician Order Entry Systems

New report shows drastic improvement in Michigan hospital’s using computerized systems preventing medication errors Analysis of The Leapfrog Group’s Data by Castlight Health Found CPOE Systems Failed to Flag 13 Percent of Potentially Fatal Orders, Emphasizing Need for More Checks…

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New Data Shows Infection Rates Still Too High In U.S. Hospitals

Only two hospitals in Michigan fully meet standards in reported categories   March 16, 2016 – Today, the Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM) announces though hospitals are making strides in avoiding central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSIs) and catheter-associated urinary…

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24 Michigan hospitals penalized for hospital acquired conditions

Novi, MI, December 11th, 2015 – The Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM) is concerned over the number of Michigan hospitals being penalized for hospital acquired conditions by the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  CMS released the data on…

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Three Michigan Hospitals Earn Leapfrog’s 2015 Top Hospital Award

Novi, MI, December 2, 2015 – Today the Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM) announced three Michigan hospitals, demonstrating the highest standards of care, were named to The Leapfrog Group’s annual list of Top Hospitals. Widely acknowledged as one of the…

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Compared to previous report, Michigan hospitals less safe

Compared to previous report, Michigan hospitals less safe Over 40 percent of Michigan hospitals score less than “B” grade Novi, Michigan, October 28, 2015 – The Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM) announced today the release of the Fall 2015 Hospital…

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Rising health care costs hurt Michigan families & economy

Rising health care costs hurt Michigan families and economy Economic Alliance for Michigan report finds both workers, businesses squeezed by health care costs October 26th, 2015 – Mounting evidence shows that ever-rising health care costs hurt not only employers, but Michigan…

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Nationally, Michigan ranks 21st for C-Section Rates

EAM and The Leapfrog Group released new information on hospital rates of cesarean sections (C-sections). Never before have purchasers or patients had a single, standardized C-section rate to compare by hospital at the national level. Now, families across the country can…

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Comparing states, no correlation between premiums and dominant carriers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 24th, 2015 Comparing states, no correlation between premiums and dominant carriers Increased competition does not equal lower premiums Novi, MI: The Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM) conducted a 50 state analysis of health insurance carrier market…

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Michigan House Bills Introduced Today Will Lead to Poorer Healthcare Safety & Quality

June 17th, 2015 Elimination of Certificate of Need will lead to poorer health care Novi, MI:  The Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM) denounces Michigan House bills 4728 and 4729, which were introduced today regarding Michigan’s Certificate of Need (CON) process. …

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One in Four Hospitals in Michigan Must Improve Hand-Hygiene Practices to Prevent Infections

June 11th, 2015 New Report Indicates One in Four Hospitals in Michigan Must Improve Hand-Hygiene Practices to Prevent Infections Rural Hospitals Lag Behind on Safe Practices Novi, MI: The Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM) announced today that nearly one-quarter (24…

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Only eight Michigan hospitals meet nursing workforce safe practice standards

Over half of Michigan hospitals declined to report Novi, Michigan:  The majority of workers in American hospitals are nurses and they are key to quality care, but hospitals can do more to support them, according to a report released today…

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Hospital Choice Can Mean the Difference between Life & Death

March 12th, 2015 Hospital Choice Can Mean the Difference between Life and Death In-depth examination of high-risk surgeries Novi, Michigan:  Nonprofit hospital watchdog The Leapfrog Group today released its report, “Predicting Patient Survival of High-Risk Surgeries,” which shows that across…

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