MHA patient safety and quality efforts are guided and proven effective by data. Hospitals across Michigan have voluntarily submitted data on medical errors, infection rates and more so that, ultimately, the right patient gets the right treatment, every time.
Through this data, the efforts to improve safety and quality have been made to focus on areas in need of most improvement, such as patient falls, medication errors and hospital-associated infections. In addition, the data has allowed for the measurement of improvement as efforts advance. For example, through data collection as part of the project to reduce bloodstream infections, it has been shown that Michigan hospitals have saved hundreds of lives and hundreds of millions of dollars.
Data is currently collected by the MHA PSO and by all MHA Keystone Center collaborative teams for analysis.
For a comprehensive outline of the data released by the MHA patient safety and quality efforts, visit the "Reports" section under "News Room" and browse the latest Annual Report.