Authorizes the Alabama Health Insurance Plan high-risk pool to cease operations upon the availability of guaranteed issue health policy under federal law, giving time to current participants to transition out of the plan, provides for the transfer of unspent funds to the State General Fund. Appropriates federal funds for the fiscal year for personal services and operating expenses associated with the Federal-State Partnership Health Insurance Exchange of the State Insurance Department. Restricts ACA-related activities by providing the State Insurance Department shall not allocate, budget, expend, or utilize any appropriation authorized by the General Assembly for the purpose of advertisement, promotion, or other activities designed to promote or encourage enrollment in the Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace or the Health Care Independence Program, including unsolicited communications mailed to potential recipients; television, radio, or online commercials; billboard or mobile billboard advertising; advertisements printed in newspapers, magazines, or other print media; and Internet websites and electronic media.
Delivering health and safety reform Introduction Since the introduction of the Health and Safety at Work Act inBritain has gone on to achieve one Stakeholders in health reform the best health and safety records in the world but there is still much to be done.
Behind these statistics is not only enormous distress and loss for individuals and families but also massive costs to the economy: As the independent regulator HSE is at the forefront of tackling this challenge as well as delivering the Government's priorities for reform of the health and safety system.
It is also the regulator enabling the safe operation of those high-hazard industries, including nuclear power, that are essential to the running of the country. The work summarised below illustrates just some of the ways HSE is seeking to bring about the improvements required in Britain's health and safety performance, supporting the nation's infrastructure, simplifying health and safety legislation and guidance and addressing the unnecessary risk aversion and trivialisation that has undermined the cause of health and safety in the past.
Supporting and motivating others to improve health and safety in their workplace By making it easier for people to understand what is really required HSE enables everyone to take responsibility for managing risks sensibly.
With HSE's help employers can see that work is done safely without the trivial distractions and unnecessary costs that can get in the way of managing and growing their business.
HSE makes all of its guidance available free online and has been improving its website to provide more accessible advice for low risk businesses and SMEs. The website received more than 31m visits in Health and Safety Made Simple, a plain English guide that takes businesses through their basic health and safety duties, was launched in March and has now been accessed online by more thanusers.
Since going live in September over 75, users have accessed the advice provided by the toolbox. The HSE website home page has been redesigned to ensure that those who are low risk or new to health and safety start their journey with Health and Safety Made Simple, and then progress to the Toolbox if they decide they require further information.
Online risk assessment tools for offices, shops and charity shops have been made available to help cut the whole process back to less than 20 minutes. Launched in March there are currently more than consultants on the register.
The Myth Busters Challenge Panel is providing a mechanism for anyone - companies, organisations or individuals - to challenge claims made about health and safety requirements that they believe to be disproportionate or inaccurate.
Since its launch in April the panel has provided advice on over cases. HSE helped Britain celebrate the Diamond Jubilee by publishing online tips to help those planning street parties challenge false health and safety restrictions and red tape.
With around a million workplaces to regulate HSE coordinates its proactive interventions so they achieve the greatest impact and has shifted the focus of health and safety enforcement activity away from lower risk businesses to those sectors and activities with the most serious risks or where risks are least well controlled.
Sector strategies have been published for 16 core industry sectors setting out agreed aims for each industry to achieve to improve its health and safety performance. Developed in consultation with stakeholders they are used to guide HSE's proactive work and choice of interventions.
Between October and March HSE completed a programme of inspections of high priority installations in support of a major ongoing programme to replace higher risk underground LPG pipework. HSE worked closely with partner organisations and industry in preparation for London to make it one of the safest Olympic Games ever with no work-related fatalities during the work to build the new venues or during the staging of the Games themselves.RCPA News is a premier industry resource compiled by the Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association for the health and human services communities.
Improving Healthcare Quality and Achieving Healthcare Payment Reform. Delivering health and safety reform Introduction. Since the introduction of the Health and Safety at Work Act in , Britain has gone on to achieve one of the best health and safety records in the world but there is still much to be done.
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IHI was officially founded in , but our work began in the late s as part of the National Demonstration Project on Quality Improvement in Health Care, led by Dr. Don Berwick and a group of visionary individuals committed to redesigning health care into a system without errors, waste, delay, and unsustainable costs.
Health systems analysis includes evidence on health system inputs, processes, and outputs and the analysis of how these combine to produce the outcomes.