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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. 

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Electronic Death Certificate filing required as of January 2017

As of January 1, 2017, all death certificates in the state of Kansas must be filed electronically.   To comply with this statutory change, all physicians who certify death certificates need to register with the Office of Vital Statistics at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

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KHC selected to lead Kansas patient safety improvement efforts

Hospital Improvement Innovation Networks to continue patient safety efforts started under the Partnership for Patients initiative

The Kansas Healthcare Collaborative has been selected to continue leading hospital patient safety improvement efforts statewide, announced Kendra Tinsley, executive director. KHC will be working on behalf of the Kansas Hospital Association as one of 31 state hospital associations partnering with the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) of the American Hospital Association to lead this work.

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