KHC News

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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Recognizing Kansas hospitals’ achievements through the 39-plus Weeks Banner Program

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Bureau of Family Health, the March of Dimes and the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative (KHC) have joined together to encourage continued progress towards eliminating early elective deliveries (EED) in Kansas. Together, the organizations support Kansas birthing hospitals in adopting the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) guidelines that highlight the importance of allowing babies to reach 39 weeks gestation through the elimination of elective labor inductions and cesarean sections.

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