MHA Quality and Accountability Agenda
The joint efforts of the Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) and its member hospitals to improve patient safety and quality have yielded lifesaving results for the patients they serve. The voluntary, collaborative efforts of Michigan hospitals and health systems not only demonstrate past success, but also are designed to be easily adopted across the nation to bring safer, higher-quality care to all patients.
The MHA Keystone Center brings together hospitals and state and national experts to improve patient care through innovative programs based on evidence-based best practices. Each MHA Keystone Center collaborative is designed to be emulated by other hospitals and, as a result, several of the collaboratives have expanded nationally with support from the federal government and national healthcare organizations.
Thanks to the MHA's dedication to its agenda of quality and accountability, the MHA Patient Safety Organization (PSO) is the next step in the evolution of patient safety and quality efforts in Michigan. The MHA PSO is uniquely positioned for success as the MHA has securely collected and managed healthcare data for decades and has pioneered lifesaving patient safety interventions through the MHA Keystone Center. Through voluntary data submission of its member hospitals and health systems, the MHA PSO has identified areas of care — medication errors, surgical events and falls — that need improvement and have taken action to begin to address these and other issues.
In addition, the MHA began posting hospital price and quality information in January 2008 (then known as the transparency website) providing Michigan patients, families and employers with information about the quality of care at all Michigan hospitals, including data on surgical infections and the most common causes of hospitalization: heart attack, congestive heart failure and pneumonia. In addition, the website includes pricing information on the top 50 inpatient and outpatient procedures performed at a particular hospital.
All Michigan hospitals are currently participating in one or more quality and accountability efforts, demonstrating the serious commitment of the MHA and its members to provide the safest, most effective care to all Michigan residents.
Dec. 9, 2013
MHA Keystone HEN Renewed for Third Year
The MHA Keystone Center was recently awarded a third year of federal funding to continue as a Hospital Engagement Network (HEN). The center is one of 26 organizations nationally contracted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to identify, share and implement best practices to reduce preventable hospital-acquired conditions. Established in December 2011, the MHA Keystone HEN builds on the work that has proven successful in Michigan and reinforces and complements the MHA’s ongoing patient safety and quality improvement efforts. The MHA Keystone HEN aims to reduce the number of preventable adverse drug events, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, central-line-associated bloodstream infections, injuries from falls and immobility, obstetrical adverse events, pressure ulcers, surgical-site infections, venous thromboembolisms, ventilator-associated events and preventable readmissions. The renewal was based on the MHA Keystone HEN’s success over the first two years in achieving the goals of the Partnership for Patients.
Click here to learn more about the MHA Keystone HEN.