KHC News

Early Elective Delivery poster presentation

IMG 7600KHC executive director Kendra Tinsley presented a scientific poster in Orlando in May at the 2017 Patient Safety Congress of the National Patient Safety Foundation. The poster, titled, “Progress in Kansas hospitals achieving and sustaining benchmark rates in early elective delivery (EED),” presented updated results as well as findings from KHC’s October-November 2016 statewide survey of Kansas birthing hospitals.

KHC recently completed analysis of the 2016 Kansas EED survey to inform strategies for future EED prevention efforts.  KHC also partnered with KHA and KDHE in the March of Dimes Banner Recognition program for Kansas birthing hospitals.  By the end of February, 25 hospitals had applied for this recognition.

2017 Leadership in Quality Award recipients

Hospitals recognized for innovation and quality improvement

Topeka, Kan. – Three Kansas hospitals were recognized for their leadership and achievement in quality improvement and patient safety by the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative (KHC). The awards were sponsored by the KaMMCO Foundation and presented at the Ninth Annual Summit on Quality, jointly hosted by KHC and Kansas Foundation for Medical Care, Inc. in Wichita, May 10.

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Update on Death Certificate filing

Update:  Electronic Death Certificate filing reaches over 2,600 users

Next goal:  Have death events filed in 10 days

Kansas physicians are successfully making the transition to filing death certificates electronically, since the requirements changed January 1st of this year. The Office of Vital Statistics reports an impressive increase from less than 500 physicians using the VRVweb Electronic Death Record System in July of 2016 (the law effective date of HB 2518) to over 2,600 users as of March 2017.

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