Quality & Health Improvement

Female Doctor 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.

  • Trajectories
  • Quality Newsletter
  • Quality Briefs
  • Quality Reporting Guides

Trajectories is a quarterly publication from MHA's Strategic Quality Division focusing on progress in quality and population health efforts.

  • The December 2017 issue highlights ED utilization trends and strategies to address care delivery.
  • The September 2017 issue provides strategies for implementing population health programs.
  • The July 2017 issue discusses this problem of opioid use and abuse.
  • The March 2017 issue highlights integrated infection control strategies.

  • The November 2016 issue highlights Missouri hospital successes in achieving the Triple Aim of better health and better care at lower costs.
  • The September 2016 issue discusses how to spot, treat and survive sepsis.
  • The July 2016 issue highlights the importance of diabetes management.
  • The May 2016 issue highlights the importance of hospital preparedness.
  • The March 2016 issue discusses how opioids are a population health dilemma.
  • The January 2016 issue highlights the importance of enhancing quality of care through care coordination.

Quality Newsletter

Quality News provides health care professionals with up-to-date information on current quality improvement projects, resources and quality reporting. The newsletter also highlights announcements and upcoming events that could benefit to your organization.

2018 Issues

2017 Issues