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If you are reading this section, congratulations. You are committed to improving healthcare quality and safety for the patients you serve.

All Michigan hospitals and thousands of their team members—from direct healthcare providers such as nurses and doctors to front-office executives—are now voluntarily participating in Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) programs to improve the safety and quality of healthcare. A growing number of hospitals in other states also are now part of the MHA-led patient safety and quality initiatives.

The initial MHA Keystone Center patient safety and quality projects have been operating since 2003. Results to date are impressive, as scientific studies have found the programs are reducing medical errors, saving lives and cutting healthcare costs. New MHA Keystone Center projects, such as the Hospital Engagement Network (HEN), are being introduced with support from MHA members, major health insurers, private sector and university safety and quality experts, the federal government and the state of Michigan.

The MHA Patient Safety Organization has been working since 2009 to improve patient safety by collecting and analyzing data from multiple hospitals and health systems to better understand accidental harm and share what is learned.

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Sept 17, 2014
MHA Keystone: Safe Care Workshop
Registration is now open for the MHA Keystone: Safe Care workshop, being held Sept. 17 at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, East Lansing. Hospitals participating in any of the MHA Keystone: Safe Care initiatives — falls, pressure ulcers, venous thromboembolism (VTE) and adverse drug events (ADEs) — or the MHA Keystone HEN are strongly encouraged to attend. Multiple presentations will occur simultaneously and will include training on the use of Failure Mode & Effects Analysis, root-cause analysis and examine best practices for reducing harm due to patient falls and immobility, hospital-acquired pressure ulcers, opioids, ADEs and VTEs. Hospital teams will also hear from experts on engaging patients and their families in quality improvement work and high reliability concepts.

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. Registration will close Sept. 3 and all registrations received after this deadline will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.
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.

  • 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.