Patient Safety & Quality

Since 2017, the MHA Keystone Center, in conjunction with the Great Lakes Partners for Patients Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (GLPP HIIN), has offered simulations to give hands-on experience related to sepsis and critical care. 
The MHA Keystone Center, in partnership with the Great Lakes Partners for Patients Hospital Improvement Innovation Network, recently hosted two interactive events in Livonia that focused on a healthcare innovation initiative launched by the Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA).
September is Sepsis Awareness Month and the MHA Keystone Center is ramping up activities to increase sepsis awareness within hospital walls and broadly across communities.
The MHA Keystone Center PSO Root Cause Analysis & Action (RCA²) Workshop, which will be held 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 8 at the James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, will introduce MHA members to RCA² elements and develop a foundation to identify and classify adverse events.
Sept. 8 is the last day to register for the Implementation Science: Health Performance Improvement Certification Course.
The needs of vulnerable and unique patient populations can be met only by working to identify and eliminate health disparities and addressing the role of unconscious bias in healthcare delivery. 
Addressing health disparities to ensure that all people receive the care they need, no matter their race or economic background, is currently one of the biggest challenges facing the American healthcare system. 
​Mobile health clinics are essentially a doctor’s office or medical clinic on wheels. They’re often located in a motor coach bus or recreation vehicle and allow healthcare teams to travel to remote areas or regions that are underserved.
Michelle Norcross, MSA, senior director of safety and quality, MHA Keystone Center, discusses how the upcoming Implementation Science Healthcare Performance Improvement Certification Course will help MHA-member hospitals and health systems close the gap between recommended and provided care.
Clostridium difficile (C. diff) is one of the most commonly transmitted healthcare-acquired infections. According to a 2015 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, C. diff causes an estimated 500,000 infections and 15,000 deaths annually in the United States.
Clinical teams across the continuum of care, quality and safety professionals, healthcare executives and business leaders are invited to the 2019 MHA Safety & Quality Symposium Sept. 26 at the Detroit Marriott Troy. 
The number of people in the world who are 60 years old and over is anticipated to grow by 56% between 2015 and 2030. 
Healthcare professionals gathered in Livonia July 23 for the MHA Keystone Center Safe Patient Handling Workshop.
Implementation science takes evidence-based ideas and transforms them into routine practice by breaking down barriers and finding effective ways to change behavior and improve results organizationwide.
Registration is now open for the MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) Root Cause Analysis & Action (RCA²) workshop, taking place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 8 at the James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, Lansing.
Kelly Chiles, RN, and Naomi Coates, RN, nurses at the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor, were honored July 18 with the quarterly MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award.
Registration is now open for the MHA Workplace Safety Collaborative: Addressing Violence in Healthcare Settings taking place Sept. 25 at the Detroit Marriott Troy. 
The MHA Keystone Center, in conjunction with Northville-based Vlasic & Roth, is hosting a multifaceted, innovative certification training program on implementation science. 
Renée Smiddy, MSBA, director of research and performance measurement, MHA Service Corporation, discusses how health outcomes can be improved through information and technology and the ways improved health information technology outcomes can be achieved through diversity and gender inclusion.
Approximately 700,000 to 1 million hospital patients nationwide fall annually. An estimated one-third of those incidents result in injury, which costs an estimated $30,000 per fall.
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