Weekly Messages From MHA

Weekly Message From MHA

Better Hospitals, Better Health

February 25, 2019 By: Bob Atlas

Patient safety and the delivery of quality care are central to every decision Maryland’s health care leaders make. It comes as no surprise, then, that evidence is accumulating showing that our hospitals are making great strides in improving patient safety and raising quality.

MHA’s new report, Better Hospitals, Better Health: A Report on Quality, Safety & Population Health Management in Maryland’s Hospitals, demonstrates hospitals’ dedication to the safety and well-being of every person in their care.

Longstanding, statewide work on quality improvement has focused on reducing readmissions and hospital-acquired infections. Increasingly, hospitals’ efforts include reaching out into the community, where we are addressing social determinants of health, including nutrition, housing, transportation, and more. That is why, this year, MHA expanded our report to cover population health.

We’re also pleased this year to feature hospital-specific examples to make this a strong advocacy piece on behalf of the hospital field. Note that we’ve just passed the halfway point of the legislative session in Annapolis.

Your MHA will continue to showcase how Maryland’s hospitals are innovating in the interest of delivering high-value, safe, patient-centered care.