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Data

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.

  • The MHA PSO collects data based on the 29 serious reportable events identified by the National Quality Forum, which are each classified under one of seven categories: surgical, product or device, patient protection, care management, environment, radiologic, or criminal.
  • The MHA Keystone Center projects and Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) participants collect data on hospital-associated infections, intensive care unit-related infections, obstetrics, care transitions, emergency room care, organ donation, obstetrics and surgery and the 10 hospital-acquired conditions outlined by the Partnership for Patients for HENs.

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.

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May 13, 2015
CAUTI Regional Learning Session and Safe Table
This learning session and Safe Table will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel, Kalamazoo. Topics will include nurse-driven protocols and patient and family engagement, teamwork and antimicrobial stewardship. Register online or contact Michelle Norcross for assistance.
May 14, 2015
CUSP Implementation Workshop
This one-day workshop will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Shanty Creek Resort, Bellaire. Led by Johns Hopkins CUSP experts, learners will work in groups to devise solutions to common barriers, develop an understanding of the roles of different CUSP team members and learn from others’ experiences. Before attending the workshop, participants must complete nine online Foundations of CUSP modules. Register online or contact Tammy Nault for assistance.
May 28, 2015
MHA Keystone: Pain Management Workshop
This workshop will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. May 28 at the Dearborn Inn. Hospital teams will hear from experts on the implementation and spread of quality improvement work, common challenges in treating chronic pain patients, patient and family engagement, patient-controlled analgesia, emergency department opioid prescribing practices and opioid safety in the inpatient setting. Register online or contact Tammy Nault for assistance.
Noteworthy
  • Annual Symposium

    Annual Symposium

    The MHA Patient Safety & Quality Symposium offers an opportunity to explore innovative patient safety techniques and dialogue with others about how to enhance patient safety across the continuum. Learn new strategies and ideas from faculty who are game-changes in the healthcare and business world.

  • Patient and Family Engagement

    Patient and Family Engagement

    Michigan hospitals and the MHA Keystone Center are committed to including patients and families in improving care and focusing improvement efforts with a patient-centric approach. To that end, the MHA Keystone Center is a proud Pinwheel Sponsor of the Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care.

  • Pain Management

    In May, the MHA Keystone Center is launching MHA Keystone: Pain Management to implement evidence-based best practices around pain control and to help patients better manage their pain in the hospital. Contact Michelle Norcross to learn more.