Kansas Hospital Engagement Network (HEN)
The Kansas Hospital Association and the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative are pleased to announce that 93 hospitals have enrolled to participate in the Kansas Hospital Engagement Network. Through the Kansas Hospital Engagement Network, KHC and KHA will provide education and training to help hospitals make health care safer and less costly by reducing health care-acquired conditions and preventable readmissions.
KHA and KHC will work with each participating hospital to identify the set of improvement activities that are most relevant to the hospital's needs. Types of improvement activities and support that will be available include:
• Stand alone improvement activities such as webinars, educational sessions and open-ended sessions where challenges can be discussed individually with subject matter experts;
• Topic-specific fellowship programs to develop individual and team capability for implementation;
• Improvement collaboratives utilizing the PDSA model, improvement advisors and learning sessions; and
• Ongoing learning networks with site visits to selected sites and peer-to-peer information sharing and assistance.
The Kansas Hospital Engagement Network will offer education on a variety of topics, including leadership development, culture of safety, teamwork, and communications. Hospitals also will have access to content and learning opportunities in 9 areas of focus and preventable readmissions:
HRET and KHC will equip hospital teams with the leadership skills needed to effect change, such as change management, facilitation, quality improvement and teamwork and safety culture. Although HRET has groupsed the core areas into four collaboratives, change packages will be provided for each of the 10 HACs.
Educational offerings, including national or in-state meetings, conference calls and webinars will address each individual HAC. To gain access to state and national resources, check the Events Calendar.
There is no fee for participation in the two-year educational program that runs through December 2013. The bold aims of this program are to reduce preventable hospital acquired conditions by 40% and reduce hospital readmissions by 20%, in turn, significantly improving patient outcomes and reducing costs.
Kansas HEN Resources
AHA/HRET Introductory Resources
- Kick off Webinar recording - 04/04/2012
- HEN Week Presentations (Chicago) May, 2012
- Collaborative Keynote – Leading Change / Bucking the Trend - Jim Conway
- Collaborative Keynote - HAIs: Beliefs and Behaviors 5 Years Later – Victoria Nahum (available until 5/22/2012)