A system-wide survey that gives all staff the opportunity to share their thoughts, feelings, and ideas.
MRSA (METHICILLIN RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS)
A bacterium responsible for infections in humans which has developed resistance to several commonly used antibiotics.
MRI (MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING)
A test that uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to make pictures of organs and structures inside the body. In many cases, MRI gives different information about structures in the body than can be seen with an X-ray, ultrasound or computed tomography (CT) scan. MRI also may show problems that cannot be seen with other imaging methods.
MPSC (MEMBERSHIP AND PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS COMMITTEE)
A committee that reviews transplant program post-transplant outcomes to identify underperforming programs and work with those programs to implement performance improvement measures.
Estimates of deaths from any cause within 30 days of a hospital admission, for patients originally hospitalized.
MMORE (MULTIPLE MYELOMA OPPORTUNITIES FOR EDUCATION AND RESEARCH)
A non-profit corporation dedicated to raising awareness for multiple myeloma research. MMORE’s goal is to find new life-prolonging treatments, improve the quality of life for myeloma patients, and ultimately to find a cure, by raising awareness and funds through fun and inspiring community events.
A process of reviewing medications to validate with the patient the correct medication (including dose and frequency) a patient is taking at specific intervals in their care experience. Medication reconciliation may be completed in a physician office, when being admitted for surgery or medical care, when transferred between units and at discharge from the hospital.
A Patient Safety/Quality Peer-Review of Reportable Patient Events as either an Incident or Serious Event involving the ordering, prescription, dispensing, administration, or use of medications that results in unanticipated injury or harm or that could, if repeated, result in unanticipated injury or harm.
Any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm while the medication is in control of the health care professional.
MSPB (MEDICARE SPENDING PER BENEFICIARY)
Measures the total cost per Medicare patient for their hospital stay plus three days prior to admission to the hospital and 30-days after discharge.