KHC News

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.

Read more ...

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.

Read more ...

KHC receives award for health care quality improvement work from CMS

Kansas Healthcare Collaborative (KHC) received an award for its work with Kansas hospitals in reducing excessive hospital readmissions and hospital-acquired infections over the past five years. The award was presented at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) annual Quality Conference in Baltimore, Maryland in December 2016. 

Read more ...