MHA Keystone Center Keeps Unwavering Focus on Patient Safety
Posted on March 10, 2019
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Patient Safety Awareness Week (PSAW) occurs March 10-16. The annual event seeks to start local and global discussions and create awareness on the importance of safety in healthcare.
This year’s PSAW focuses on diagnostic errors and outpatient safety, particularly in the ambulatory setting.
The MHA Keystone Center hosts events throughout the year for its member hospitals and health systems that focus on identifying root causes and errors in healthcare that can impede progress toward improved care and safety. The events also bring together subject matter experts to share safety and quality best practices and improvement initiatives.
Founded in 2003, the MHA Keystone Center is recognized as a federally listed Patient Safety Organization (PSO) by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The MHA Keystone Center PSO works with its members to aggregate data that has been voluntarily submitted to improve safety efforts at the organizational and unit level.
Over the past 16 years, the MHA Keystone Center staff and its member hospitals and health systems across Michigan have worked tirelessly to improve safety culture and quality efforts and enhance patient and family engagement within organizations. These collaborative efforts have ultimately made a drastic reduction in hospital-acquired infections, made care more reliable, saved thousands of lives and advanced the health and overall well-being of Michigan communities.
PSAW presents an opportunity to focus on the organizational efforts being made to make care safer for Michigan residents and beyond. Hospitals are encouraged to share their improvement activities and success stories on social media using the hashtags #patientsafety and #PSAW. For more information on PSAW and the MHA’s safety and quality initiatives, contact the MHA Keystone Center.
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