MHA Keystone Center PSO Annual Meeting

Connect with Fellow PSO Members to Share & Learn

This is an exclusive event to MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) members that fosters learning and conversation about a variety of topics hospitals and health systems are currently facing with regard to patient safety.

The MHA Keystone Center PSO Annual Meeting is geared toward risk managers, directors of safety and quality, directors of patient experience or compliance, directors of regulatory and clinical excellence, patient safety officers and performance improvement coordinators/analysts.

Members with questions should contact the MHA Keystone Center PSO.

Wednesday, March 9


Welcome: 9 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Brian Peters, Chief Executive Officer, Michigan Health & Hospital Association


Welcome & PSO Updates: 9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Adam Novak, MA, CPPS Director, Safety Initiatives, MHA Keystone Center


Anticoagulation Medication Events: 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Darren Tiller, PharmD, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Anticoagulation Forum


Break: 10:45 a.m. – 11 a.m.


Health Equity and Safety: 11 a.m. – Noon

James Moses, MD, Senior Vice President of Quality, Safety and Experience, Spectrum Health


Lunch: Noon – 1 p.m.


Wellbeing and Resiliency: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Brian Sexton, PhD, Director, Duke Center for Healthcare Safety and Quality, Associate Professor, Psychiatry, Duke University School of Medicine


Violence in Healthcare: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Ken Smith, CHSP, CIE, CHCM, Healthcare Safety Services

Registration and Confirmation: Members may register for virtual attendance. Registration confirmation will be sent automatically via the MHA Member Portal. Please contact the MHA Keystone Center PSO if you have not received confirmation or have any questions.

Continuing Education: Continuing education opportunities will be available for nurses and risk managers. This continuing nursing education activity was awarded a maximum of 5.50 nursing contact hours. Michigan Public Health Institute – Continuing Education Solutions is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) Risk Managers (ASHRM) Contact Hours Designation This meeting has been approved for a total of 5.5 contact hours of Continuing Education Credit toward fulfillment of the requirements of ASHRM designations of FASHRM (Fellow) and DFASHRM (Distinguished Fellow) and towards CPHRM renewal.

Darren Triller, PharmD is Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Anticoagulation Forum. He is a clinical pharmacist with over 30 years of experience in drug safety and quality improvement. Prior to joining Anticoagulation Forum, he spent 10 years as a Senior Program Director for IPRO, the CMS-designated QIN-QIO for New York State. In that capacity he created and led the New York State Anticoagulation Coalition, a multi-disciplinary collaborative of over 150 anticoagulation service providers, government agencies, and professional organizations. Through the Coalition, he conceptualized and led the publication of the pivotal paper, Features of electronic health records necessary for the delivery of optimized anticoagulant therapy: consensus of the EHR Task Force of the New York State Anticoagulation Coalition (Annals of Pharmacotherapy, 2015). He also led the design and dissemination of the Management of Anticoagulation in the Peri-Procedural Period app (MAPPP), currently available on both Apple and Android smart phone platforms.

James Moses, MD, MPH, is Senior Vice President, Quality, Safety, Experience for BHSH Spectrum Health West Michigan, which is a division of BHSH System. BHSH Spectrum Health West Michigan improves health, inspires hope, and saves lives across 13 counties in West Michigan, bringing together 11 hospitals—including Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital—three rehabilitation and nursing centers, 120 outpatient sites and telehealth services. Working with 4,000 physicians and advanced practice providers, including Spectrum Health Medical Group, BHSH Spectrum Health West Michigan is one of the largest and most comprehensive multispecialty physician groups in West Michigan. Dr. Moses is responsible for integrating BHSH Spectrum Health West Michigan’s quality, safety and patient experience through collaborative leadership and targeted initiatives. He is recognized as an experienced leader in transformative change focused on improving care for patients across multiple clinical settings and patient populations.

Ken Smith, CHSP, CIE, CHCM has over 30 years’ experience with Healthcare Safety and is one of the primary instructors for the Certified Healthcare Safety Professional workshop, taught throughout the United States. Ken is currently VP for Healthcare Safety Services and was the previous System Safety Director for SCL Health. He is also past president of the Michigan Safety Conference and the Michigan Health Care Safety Association.  In his current role, Ken provides safety evaluations, training, and consultation for the implementation of healthcare specific safety programs including: Workplace Violence, Sharp injury and Slip, trip and fall prevention.