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. 

Gary Roth, DO, MBA, FACOS, FCCM, FACS, chief medical officer, Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA), discusses the dangers of heart disease and the importance of making yourself a priority in the new year.
Registration is open for two MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) events that are free for PSO members to attend.
Readmission following hospitalization is common, expensive and frequently preventable. Conversely, evidence has shown that unplanned readmissions are often associated with lower quality of care.
The MHA Keystone Center will achieve a significant milestone this year: its 15th anniversary. 
Brittany Bogan, MHSA, CPPS, Vice President, Patient Safety & Quality, MHA Keystone Center, shares what the MHA Keystone Center PSO plans to focus on and accomplish in 2018. 
Patient falls and fall-related injuries are a huge patient safety issue. According to The Joint Commission, hundreds of thousands of patients in the U.S. fall every year in hospitals, with 30 to 50 percent of falls resulting in injury.
The MHA Keystone Center will continue its focus on sepsis in the upcoming year. The organization will offer sepsis simulations to its members in 2018, as well as other educational offerings, such as webinars and regional learning sessions.
In this Dec. 20, 2017, article from Crain's Detroit Business, Sam Watson, senior vice president of patient safety and quality at the MHA Keystone Center, discusses efforts to reduce maternal mortality in Michigan in partnership with the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health.
The latest episode of the MiCare Champion Cast covers sepsis and raises awareness about Michigan hospitals’ efforts to combat this serious condition. 
As of Oct. 1, 2016, the ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting have been revised to indicate that if a patient is admitted with a pressure ulcer at one stage and it progresses to a higher stage, two separate codes should be assigned.
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