• Health Quality Innovation Network
  • Antibiotic Stewardship / HAIs
  • KHC HIIN
  • Provider-led Initiatives
  • Health Systems & Community Linkages
  • Partnerships

KHC HQIN

Expert Support for Your Team,
Better Health for Your Patients

Physicians, hospitals, and community Partners may join the QIN-QIO program in Kansas while the enrollment period is open.

KHC—in partnership with HQIN, the Quality Improvement Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) in Kansas—is building collaborative community coalitions that include hospitals, clinicians, home health agencies, and community-based organizations. These community-based partnerships are now being formed and facilitated in targeted zip codes statewide by KHC quality improvement advisors.

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Antimicrobial Stewardship and HAI Prevention

Antibiotics save lives, but any time antibiotics are used, they can cause side effects and lead to antibiotic resistance. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 47 million antibiotic prescriptions are unnecessarily given in doctors’ offices and emergency rooms across the U.S. each year, which makes improving antibiotic prescribing and use a national priority. The CDC also reports that drug-resistant bacteria cause 23,000 deaths and 2 million illnesses each year.

KHC is working with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) to advance its Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance Program statewide. Antimicrobial Stewardship is also a patient safety focus area of the Hospital Improvement Innovation Network.

A variety of learning opportunities and resources are available in support of efforts by hospitals, clinicians, and others who are leading this important work.

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Kansas Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN)

Among its core initiatives, the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative leads hospital patient safety improvement efforts statewide on behalf of the Kansas Hospital Association as one of 34 state partners with the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) of the American Hospital Association.

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KHC’s Quality Improvement Advisors (QIAs) are available to work with providers and clinics across Kansas, with support tailored to your practice’s needs.

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In an effort to align quality improvement efforts in Kansas, the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative has partnered with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment Bureau of Health Promotion to enhance partnerships between providers and community-based individuals and organizations to improve care coordination, to identify patients who are at a higher risk for developing chronic diseases, to increase screenings for cervical, breast, and colorectal cancers, and to better connect patients to evidence-based resources and other community health programs to support self-management.

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The full Community Health Resource Guide with program details can be found here (pdf).
Specific programs include:


Additional KDHE-CDC Resources

 

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Partner with the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative

The Kansas Healthcare Collaborative (KHC) was founded in partnership.

In 2008, the Kansas Medical Society and the Kansas Hospital Association, Kansas’ statewide associations for hospitals and for physicians, came together to form what they envisioned would become THE trusted source for relevant and meaningful health care quality improvement education, evaluation, and measurement.

Through this rare partnership, KHC has for more than a decade proudly served 120+ Kansas hospitals and 1,000+ providers at 200+ clinics across the state—with hands-on technical assistance, education, and other resources tailored to each provider’s unique needs to best serve their patients and community.

KHC is continually seeking new partnership opportunities as health systems and the quality improvement landscape evolve. We are interested in cultivating partnerships that support common goals that improve the health of Kansans.

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