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MHA Keystone Hospital Engagement Network (HEN)

In December 2011, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that the MHA Keystone Center will be leading a federal effort in Michigan to improve patient safety and healthcare quality. The MHA Keystone Center is one of 26 state, regional, national and hospital system organizations to become a Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) to identify, share and implement best practices aimed at reducing preventable hospital-acquired conditions (HACs).

Each HEN works with hospitals to address patient injuries that result from adverse drug events, various types of infections, injuries from falls, pressure ulcers and more. Currently, 95 Michigan hospitals participate in the MHA Keystone HEN.

The MHA Keystone HEN builds on the work that has already proved successful in Michigan and reinforces and complements the ongoing MHA Keystone Center projects and the MHA Patient Safety Organization efforts. Key areas such as readmissions, where significant penalties will soon be imposed for excessive rates under healthcare reform, will continue to be a focus of both the MHA Keystone Center and MHA Keystone HEN.

The MHA Keystone HEN will conclude in December 2014.

HEN Focus Area Related MHA Keystone Center Collaborative
Adverse drug events MHA Keystone: Safe Care
Catheter-associated urinary tract infection MHA Keystone: Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infection and MHA Keystone: Emergency Room
Central-line-associated bloodstream infection MHA Keystone: Intensive Care Unit
Injuries from falls and immobility MHA Keystone: Safe Care
Obstetrical adverse events MHA Keystone: Obstetrics
Pressure ulcers MHA Keystone: Safe Care
Surgical site infections MHA Keystone: Surgery
Venous thromboembolism MHA Keystone: Safe Care
Ventilator-associated pneumonia MHA Keystone: Intensive Care Unit

For more information, review the frequently asked questions, or contact Brittany Bogan at the MHA.

Oct. 27, 2014
New Report Details Michigan Hospitals’ Lifesaving, Cost-reducing Patient Safety and Healthcare Quality Advancements
Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) Keystone Center interventions have helped hospitals reduce patient harm, improve the safety culture and further engage patients and families in their care. The MHA Keystone Center today released Safety Across the Board, an annual report quantifying Michigan hospitals’ patient safety and quality improvements. Click here to read the report.
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