HIIN Initiatives

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.

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Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN)

kansasThe Kansas Healthcare Collaborative continues 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.

Beginning in 2017 and over the next two years, HRET and its partners will participate in a new round of a national program that has been successful in reducing patient harm and readmissions. In September 2016 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced $347 million in awards to continue patient safety efforts through the new Hospital Improvement Innovation Networks (HIINs).

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Safety Focus Areas

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Through the KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network, medical professionals are pursuing ambitious new goals to help hospitals make health care safer and less costly by reducing health care-acquired conditions and preventable readmissions. See the KHC HIIN informational flier (pdf - coming soon).

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Fellowship Programs

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Fellowship Program: Building confidence, success

The HRET HIIN offers excellent training through its fellowship programs for hospital personnel.  Two fellowship programs are available, offering national expertise in building knowledge and skills to lead quality improvement (QI) and/or patient and family engagement (PFE) initiatives. 

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Patient and Family Engagement (PFE)

The Five CMS Patient and Family Engagement Metrics

By partnering with patients, their families and other caregivers, hospitals can improve the quality and safety of health care, reduce costs, increase employee satisfaction and improve the patient experience.  The Health Research & Education Trust has developed a resource compendium to help link PFE concepts and strategies to available resources. 

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KHC PFAC Collaborative

KHC is conducting its third breakthrough collaborative with national expertise, a roadmap and support designed to help organizations learn about key PFE concepts and practices, and to take steps to establish an active PFAC and/or other quality committees where patients are represented.  To date, 62 Kansas hospitals have participated in one or more of the three cohorts conducted since 2015.

Enrollment for Cohort 4 will open in the fall of 2017.

For more information about the Kansas PFAC Collaborative, contact KHC at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 785-235-0763.

Hand Hygiene Collaborative

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Hospitals participating in the KHC HIIN are invited to collaborate in improving hand hygiene within their organizations.

Upcoming Events
Participating hospital teams will meet virtually from 11 a.m. to noon CT on the following dates:

2017

  • October 6

2018

  • January 5
  • April 6
  • August 3

Past Events


Hand Hygiene Members Section

To enroll in the KHC Hand Hygiene Collaborative, complete the online enrollment form:


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Contacts

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Michele Clark
Program Director 
(785) 235-0763 (ext. 1321)
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Chuck Duffield
Performance Improvement Manager
(785) 235-0763 (ext. 1327)
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Rob Rutherford IV
Senior Health Care Data Analyst 
(785) 235-0763 (ext. 1326)
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Alyssa Miller 
Project Assistant
(785) 235-0763 (ext. 1330) 
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