Patient Safety & Quality

Hospitals across the state are committed to transparency regarding the quality of care provided to their patients and providing world-class care to different patient populations. The MHA’s new Advancing Safe Care Award will recognize teams of healthcare professionals within MHA-member hospital...
The MHA Keystone Center presented the quarterly MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award Feb. 20 to Danielle Gebolys, RN, a nurse at Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn.
The MHA Keystone Center hosted a safe table Feb. 21 in Livonia. Safe tables offer a legally protected environment for MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) members to discuss a variety of patient safety topics that hospitals are currently facing.
Recent numbers released by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists show that the efforts of the Michigan Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (MI AIM) have decreased the rate of severe maternal morbidity in Michigan by 10.5 percent since 2015.
In August 2017, the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, the largest cancer research and provider network in Michigan, began its focus on readmissions through its voluntary participation in an Improvement Action Network (IAN).
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.
Tips for reducing burnout in the healthcare system from the Betsy Lehman Center. 
A vast majority of serious safety events occur due to miscommunication among healthcare staff. Speaking up about safety issues and voicing concern in the midst of potential patient or staff harm can play a vital role in the improvement of safety and quality in healthcare.
Infection Control and Prevention team members from Grand Rapids-based Spectrum Health participated June 17 in the MHA Keystone Center Healthcare-associated Infection (HAI) Regional Learning Session (RLS). 
Since its inception, the MHA Keystone Center has focused on improving care through the use of technical and cultural interventions. This combination, particularly cultural interventions, has led to sustained improvements, such as reductions in central-line-associated bloodstream infections and cathe...
MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) members had the opportunity to convene in Bay Harbor for two recent learning opportunities — the MHA Keystone Center PSO Rural Health Safe Table and the MHA Keystone Center Root Cause Analysis and Action (RCA²) training.
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