Delivering the right care at the right time in the right setting is the core mission of Kansas hospitals. KHA is committed to helping our members improve the quality of care they deliver every day.
Patient care that meets the highest standards of safety and quality - has been identified by the Kansas Hospital Association Board of Directors as one of our strategic issues. If you have questions regarding a quality or patient safety issue, contact Karen Braman at (785) 233-7436.
The Kansas Hospital Association and the Kansas Medical Society founded the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative in 2008 as a provider-led organization dedicated to transforming health care through patient-centered initiatives that improve quality, safety and value. KHC embodies the commitment of KHA and KMS to act as a resource and continually enhance care provided to Kansans. KHC’s mission is to engage and align providers and stakeholders to establish Kansas as a role model for health care quality and a top-performer in health care outcomes. For more information regarding KHC and its current initiatives, visit khconline.org or contact the KHC office at (785) 235-0763.
The Kansas Healthcare Collaborative continues to lead hospital patient safety improvement efforts statewide on behalf of the Kansas Hospital Association as one of 32 state partners with the Health Research & Educational Trust of the American Hospital Association.Beginning in 2017 and over the next two years, HRET and its partners will participate in a new round of a national program that has been successful in reducing patient harm and readmissions. In September 2016 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced $347 million in awards to continue patient safety efforts through the new Hospital Improvement Innovation Networks (HIINs).The HIIN initiative builds upon the collective momentum of the Hospital Engagement Networks and Quality Improvement Organizations to reduce patient harm and readmissions. Through 2019, the HIINs will work to achieve a 20 percent decrease in overall patient harm and a 12 percent reduction in 30-day hospital readmissions from 2014 baselines.