Quality & Health Improvement

The goal of every hospital is to maximize patient-centered, efficient quality of care, while reducing financial costs and penalties. This “Triple Aim” approach has the goals of improving the individual experience of care, improving the health of populations and reducing the per capita costs of care for populations. The transformative changes in health care today are challenging, yet Missouri’s hospitals are poised to build on the success of the hospital engagement network. The work continues. A focused strategy to reduce variation and improve care is underway. MHA and Missouri hospital leaders and providers are poised to lead the efforts in every Missouri community for better health, better care, and lower costs. Join the conversation on LinkedIn.

  • Immersion Projects

Workplace Violence Reduction Immersion Project

WorkplaceViolencePicWorkplace 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.

Applications are due to Jackie Gatz no later than Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016.

More information, including FAQs, are available here.

Immersion Pilot Projects: A Compendium


Immersion Pilot Project Showcase Meeting

2016 showcase agenda


Antibiotic Stewardship Program

MHA is pleased to announce the opportunity for Missouri hospitals to join the Antibiotic Stewardship Program Immersion Project beginning November 2016. Antibiotic stewardship programs are expected to improve management and prescription of antibiotics, decrease bacterial resistance and decrease overall pharmaceutical costs. Click here for additional details. Ongoing communication will be sent to participants. Registration for this project closed Nov. 4.

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