The Antibiotic Stewardship Immersion Project is a 10-month
project expected to improve management and prescription of antibiotics,
decrease bacterial resistance and decrease overall pharmaceutical costs.
Several toolkits exist with evidence-based science at their core. MHA takes
this evidence-based practice and breaks it into manageable components, while
offering additional support, education and resources to fully implement and
execute the interventions. MHA also collects relevant data for evaluation. Recent Missouri legislation
will require an ASP be in place for defined hospitals (definition pending) by
Aug. 28, 2017. Additionally, hospitals accredited by The Joint Commission
will be surveyed on ASP beginning January 2017.
current ASP Immersion Project cohort includes 34 hospitals and will end August
2017. Members interested in a second cohort of this project may contact Alison Williams for questions and further information.
Workplace violence is defined by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health as “violent acts, including physical assaults and threats of assault, directed toward persons at work or on duty.”
MHA has secured funding for the Workplace Violence Reduction Immersion Project to provide programmatic support and training related to workplace violence to participating hospitals at no cost, with the exception of staff time for training.
The Workplace Violence Reduction Immersion Project aims to:
- Provide a structured, time-limited initiative focused on implementing evidence-based practices to achieve an identified outcome. Projects track progress by supporting implementation of project work, coordinating data collection and engaging participants through education, training and shared learning.
- Train and empower front-line care providers in use of verbal de-escalation and safe restraint techniques to reduce adverse encounters related to workplace violence.
- Increase the number of events mitigated through de-escalation techniques alone, while increasing the overall safety of the health care workplace environment.
More information, including FAQs, are available here
The Readmissions Reduction/Care Transitions Immersion Project – Cohort 2, is a 13-month project expected to decrease readmissions and improve care transitions for hospital-based patients. This project uses a recommended four-prong strategy:
- coordination of care inside the four walls of the organization
- coordination of care outside the four walls of the organization
- developing data infrastructure and analytics for real-time solutions
- developing community and post-acute care relationships and networks to enhance care transitions
The Readmissions Reduction/Care Transitions Immersion Project aims to:
- Provide a structured, time-limited initiative focused on implementing evidence-based practices to achieve an identified outcome.
- Track progress by supporting implementation of project work, coordinating data collection and engaging participants through education, training and shared learning.
- Implementing risk stratification assessments, optimizing the discharge process and patient and family engagement are major components of this immersion project to improve all-cause readmissions.
The Readmissions Reduction/Care Transitions Immersion Project – Cohort 2 timeline is Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, to Sept. 7, 2018.
Registration will open Monday, June 12, and close Friday, July 14. Cohort 2 registration is limited to 20 Missouri hospital participants. Complimentary registration is available for HIIN participating hospitals through contract funds. Non-HIIN participating hospitals can contract through Quality Works®
to participate according to the fee schedule. For more information on the fee schedule, contact Sherry Buschjost
, Director of Performance Measurement.
Contact Toi Wilde
by email or at 573/893-3700, ext. 1406, for further information or questions. MHA looks forward to supporting its members to improve care transitions while reducing readmissions through the work of this immersion project.