Leading Michigan to Better Health

This section of the Newsroom is dedicated to sharing patient safety and quality news from the MHA Keystone Center and MHA quality initiatives. 

Sept. 8 is the last day to register for the Implementation Science: Health Performance Improvement Certification Course.
The needs of vulnerable and unique patient populations can be met only by working to identify and eliminate health disparities and addressing the role of unconscious bias in healthcare delivery. 
Addressing health disparities to ensure that all people receive the care they need, no matter their race or economic background, is currently one of the biggest challenges facing the American healthcare system. 
​Mobile health clinics are essentially a doctor’s office or medical clinic on wheels. They’re often located in a motor coach bus or recreation vehicle and allow healthcare teams to travel to remote areas or regions that are underserved.
Michelle Norcross, MSA, senior director of safety and quality, MHA Keystone Center, discusses how the upcoming Implementation Science Healthcare Performance Improvement Certification Course will help MHA-member hospitals and health systems close the gap between recommended and provided care.
Clostridium difficile (C. diff) is one of the most commonly transmitted healthcare-acquired infections. According to a 2015 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, C. diff causes an estimated 500,000 infections and 15,000 deaths annually in the United States.
Clinical teams across the continuum of care, quality and safety professionals, healthcare executives and business leaders are invited to the 2019 MHA Safety & Quality Symposium Sept. 26 at the Detroit Marriott Troy. 
The number of people in the world who are 60 years old and over is anticipated to grow by 56% between 2015 and 2030. 
Healthcare professionals gathered in Livonia July 23 for the MHA Keystone Center Safe Patient Handling Workshop.
Implementation science takes evidence-based ideas and transforms them into routine practice by breaking down barriers and finding effective ways to change behavior and improve results organizationwide.
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