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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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Oct. 21, 2014
MHA Keystone: Surgery Workshop
Registration is now open for the annual MHA Keystone: Surgery workshop, being held Oct. 21 at the JW Marriott Grand Rapids. Presentation topics include handoff communication, health literacy and glycemic control. Hospital teams will also hear from experts on physician and executive engagement, culture and reducing surgical-site infections in colon patients. Speaker information and the draft agenda can be viewed here.

To register, visit the MHA Event Registration page or complete the registration form and return via email to Tammy Nault or fax to (517) 703-0605. For questions about the event, please contact Michelle Norcross. Registration will close Oct. 13 and all registrations received after this deadline will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.
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    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.

  • MHA Keystone HEN

    The MHA Keystone Center HEN works with hospitals to identify, share and implement best practices aimed at reducing the number of 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 pneumonia and preventable readmissions.