MHA Keystone Center Instrumental in Reducing Maternal Morbidity

Posted on February 22, 2018

Recent numbers released by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists show that the efforts of the Michigan Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (MI AIM) have decreased the rate of severe maternal morbidity in Michigan by 10.5 percent since 2015. From 2011 to 2015, severe complications occurred during labor and delivery at a rate of about 1.9 percent in Michigan. As of January 2018, that rate has been lowered to 1.7 percent.

The national Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health invited the MHA Keystone Center to collaborate on this effort, and the MHA Keystone: Obstetrics collaborative that began in 2009 transitioned to the MI AIM chapter in 2015. The MHA Keystone Center continues to support the organization by connecting with member hospitals and managing the data reporting system for this maternal safety and quality improvement initiative.

Featured in Monday Report. Click for the full edition.Since Michigan birthing hospitals began participating in MI AIM, complications from hemorrhage have declined by 17.9 percent and maternal hypertension complications have decreased by 5 percent. For more information on the MHA Keystone Center’s involvement in the MI AIM initiative and other quality and safety improvement endeavors, contact Sam R. Watson at the MHA.

Tags: Birthing Hospitals, MI AIM, maternal, morbidity, Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health

Posted in: Patient Safety & Quality

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