Kansas Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN)
The Kansas Healthcare Collaborative will continue 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 (HRET) of the American Hospital Association.
Practice Transformation Network
Kansas Healthcare Collaborative, through the Compass Practice Transformation Network (PTN) provides direct, in-person assistance to participating practices. Practices will have the opportunity to collaborate with clinician colleagues locally, regionally and nationally to accelerate innovative care strategies. There is no monetary cost for clinicians and practices to participate.
Health Care Personnel Influenza Immunization
In an effort to reduce the spread of influenza and to protect the health of both patients and health care providers, the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative recommends that all health care providers receive the seasonal influenza immunization.
Early Elective Delivery (EED)
Babies born preterm, before 37 completed weeks of gestation, are at increased risk of immediate life-threatening health problems, as well as long-term complications and developmental delays. As a result of these risks, preterm birth is a leading cause of infant death and childhood disability. Although the risk of complications is greatest among those babies who are born the earliest, even those babies born “late preterm” (34 to 36 weeks’ gestation) and "early term" (37 and 38 weeks' gestation) are more likely than full-term babies to experience morbidity and mortality.
STRIVE - States Targeting Reduction in Infections via Engagement
More than 20 Kansas hospitals are participating in the final cohort of STRIVE, a patient safety improvement program for hospitals working to improve general infection prevention and control practices. Acute care hospitals and LTACHs are participating in this 12-month program, which began in June 2017.