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KHC Update - July 2020

KHC Monthly Webinar: Using K-TRACS to reduce adverse drug events and opioid misuse
Wednesday, 10-11 a.m., July 22

As we work to reduce adverse drug events and opioid misuse, we will learn about Kansas’ Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. K-TRACS helps improves patient care, safety, education, and outcomes through detection, prevention, and intervention while preserving access for patients with legitimate medical needs.

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KHC Update - June 2020

KHC Monthly Webinar: Strategies for engaging your PFAs during a pandemic
10 a.m. June 24

KHC virtual meetings provide an opportunity to learn with your peers, as well as stay in the know about resources and opportunities in quality and patient safety. This month's featured topic: “Don’t forget your PFAC: Strategies for engaging patient and family advisors during times of pandemic.”

Tanya Lord, PhD, MPH, director of patient and family engagement for the Foundation for Healthy Communities, will share strategies for engaging patient and family advisors as Kansas health care organizations navigate new ground during times of pandemic, including communications, policies, and implementation of such new technologies as telehealth.

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Kansas hospitals recognized for patient safety achievements

More than 100 Kansas hospitals are being recognized by the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative (KHC) for their work in one of the largest national health care improvement initiatives ever undertaken to accelerate and sustain momentum toward improved quality and patient safety.

Since October 2016, more than 115 hospitals in Kansas have participated in the AHA/HRET Network—a patient safety initiative spearheaded by the American Hospital Association/Health Research & Educational Trust (AHA/HRET) involving more than 1,600 hospitals across 34 states and U.S. territories —which has been coordinated in Kansas by KHC. The initiative was part of a contract by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to achieve CMS patient safety goals to reduce hospital-acquired conditions by 20 percent and readmissions by 12 percent.

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