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Best Practices

Hospitals providing the highest quality care to patients owe much of their success to the concept of best practices. "Best practice" describes the idea that there are certain processes more effective in achieving a particular outcome than other techniques. "Evidence-based" is a term used to indicate that scientific methods have been used to evaluate a process time and time again to ensure the best prediction of positive outcomes in medical treatment.

Michigan hospitals are not only voluntarily using evidence-based best practices; they are pursuing ongoing collaboration among experts, maintaining improved cultures of communication among clinicians and applying highly reliable approaches to patient care.

These ongoing hospital projects are not only making Michigan one of the safest healthcare destinations in the country, they are inspiring similar efforts throughout the world.

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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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    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.