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Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA)
The MHA is a state association, based in Lansing, that represents and supports Michigan hospitals, health systems and healthcare providers through education, advocacy and communication.

Michigan Drug Prices
The prescription drug discount website hosted by the state of Michigan.

The Joint Commission
An independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies more than 19,000 healthcare organizations and programs in the United States.

WebMd
A consumer website that provides health information, tools for managing your health and support to those who seek information.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
An office of the U.S. government committed to improving the quality, safety, efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare.

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
A private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving healthcare quality.

American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
The AOA is a member association representing more than 61,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs). The AOA serves as the primary certifying body for DOs and is the accrediting agency for all osteopathic medical colleges and healthcare facilities.

Hospital Compare
The Hospital Compare website was created through the efforts of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, along with the Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA). The HQA is a public-private collaboration established to promote reporting on hospital quality of care. The HQA consists of organizations that represent consumers, hospitals, doctors and nurses, employers, accrediting organizations, and federal agencies. The information on this website can be used by any adult needing hospital care.

State of Michigan - Information on Health Insurance
The State of Michigan Health Insurance Information website assists with selecting, purchasing and understanding health insurance and health coverage options.

Any links to external websites are provided as a courtesy. They should not be construed as an endorsement by the Michigan Health & Hospital Association or its member hospitals of the content or views of the linked materials.

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March 27, 2015
CPPS Review Course Webinar March 27
The National Patient Safety Foundation, in partnership with the MHA Keystone Center, is offering a review course webinar to experienced patient safety professionals who plan to take the Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) exam. The course will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 27 and can help participants prepare for the exam by reviewing domain content areas and test-taking strategies. MHA Keystone Center members will receive a 20 percent discount on registration; please contact Tammy Nault for the discount code.

Cost:
  • $355 for members of the ASPPS and MHA Keystone Center
  • $395 for non-ASPPS members who are MHA Keystone Center members
April 13 and 14, 2015
MHA Keystone: OB Workshop and Preconference Simulation
The MHA Keystone: Obstetrics (OB) Workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 14 at the Dearborn Inn. Participants will experience didactic and interactive sessions with topics including preeclampsia, postpartum hemorrhage, multidisciplinary plans of care, and patient and family engagement.

Additionally, in collaboration with Kaiser Permanente and the National Patient Safety Foundation, a small-group simulation session will be held from noon to 4 p.m. April 13 at the Henry Ford Simulation Center. More information can be found in the workshop brochure. 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.