Entries for 'MHA Keystone Center'

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Monday Report | January 22
Readmission following hospitalization is common, expensive and frequently preventable. Conversely, evidence has shown that unplanned readmissions are often associated with lower quality of care.
Weekly news and updates from the MHA.
Monday Report | January 08
The MHA Keystone Center will achieve a significant milestone this year: its 15th anniversary. 
Brittany Bogan, MHSA, CPPS, Vice President, Patient Safety & Quality, MHA Keystone Center, shares what the MHA Keystone Center PSO plans to focus on and accomplish in 2018. 
Patient falls and fall-related injuries are a huge patient safety issue. According to The Joint Commission, hundreds of thousands of patients in the U.S. fall every year in hospitals, with 30 to 50 percent of falls resulting in injury.
In this Dec. 20, 2017, article from Crain's Detroit Business, Sam Watson, senior vice president of patient safety and quality at the MHA Keystone Center, discusses efforts to reduce maternal mortality in Michigan in partnership with the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health.
Weekly news and updates from the MHA.
Monday Report | December 18
The latest episode of the MiCare Champion Cast covers sepsis and raises awareness about Michigan hospitals’ efforts to combat this serious condition. 
As of Oct. 1, 2016, the ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting have been revised to indicate that if a patient is admitted with a pressure ulcer at one stage and it progresses to a higher stage, two separate codes should be assigned.
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Monday Report | December 11
A vast majority of serious safety events occur due to miscommunication among healthcare staff. Speaking up about safety issues and voicing concern in the midst of potential patient or staff harm can play a vital role in the improvement of safety and quality in healthcare.
Infection Control and Prevention team members from Grand Rapids-based Spectrum Health participated June 17 in the MHA Keystone Center Healthcare-associated Infection (HAI) Regional Learning Session (RLS). 
Since its inception, the MHA Keystone Center has focused on improving care through the use of technical and cultural interventions. This combination, particularly cultural interventions, has led to sustained improvements, such as reductions in central-line-associated bloodstream infections and cathe...
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Monday Report | December 04
MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) members had the opportunity to convene in Bay Harbor for two recent learning opportunities — the MHA Keystone Center PSO Rural Health Safe Table and the MHA Keystone Center Root Cause Analysis and Action (RCA²) training.
Over the past three months, the three-part webinar series Advancing Health Equity has helped members of the Great Lakes Partners for Patients (GLPP) Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) learn about the importance of three pertinent and pressing issues: health equity, health disparity and s...
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Monday Report | November 20
A collaborative patient safety and quality study done by Sam R. Watson, Brittany Bogan, and J. Bryan Sexton and other partners from Safe and Reliable Healthcare was recently published in BMJ Quality & Safety, a prestigious international medical journal.
The MHA Keystone Center was recently recertified as a Patient Safety Organization (PSO) through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
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