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).

The HIIN initiative builds upon the collective momentum of the Hospital Engagement Networks and Quality Improvement Organizations to reduce patient harm and readmissions. Through 2019, the HIINs will work to achieve a 20 percent decrease in overall patient harm and a 12 percent reduction in 30-day hospital readmissions from 2014 baselines.

KHC HIIN includes 118 participating hospitals across Kansas.

  • Check out the map below or see the full list of Kansas hospitals here. 
  • To see all participating hospitals, check out the Partnership for Patients "Partnerships in Action" searchable national map here.

To access the HRET HIIN website, click here.

KHC HIIN participating hospitals

KHC HIIN Hospitals 20170424 Bubble Map

 

 

 

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. 
Download the compendium here.

KHC conducted a PFE webinar in July 2016 to review the five metrics. The recorded presentation with Tanya Lord can be accessed in the KHC educational archive.  Download presentation handout (pdf).

Recorded presentation:  "A primer for Patient and Family Engagement," by Cheryl Ruble, MS, RN, CNS, improvement advisor, Cynosure Health, at the Kansas Hospital Engagement Network Collaborative Meeting, December 2013.   Cheryl also presented during a recorded webinar in September 23, 2015 on PFE, especially the discharge planning checklist.   Download September webinar presentation handout (pdf).

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid  Services (CMS) and its National Content Developer conducted a national Master Class Series during the original Hospital Engagement Network in support of hospitals' focus on patient and family engagement. Here are some specific Master Classes that relate directly to the 5 PFE metrics:

PFE Metric 1:  Planning Checklist for patients known to be coming to the hospital See Master Class #6
(Plus see Kansas HEN webinar  held September 23, 2015.) 

PFE Metric 2:  Conducting shift change huddles and bedside reporting with patients and family members in all feasible cases.
See Master Class #3
AHRQ Nurse Bedside Shift Report Implementation Handbook (doc)
Modern Healthcare: Bedside handoffs boost patient satisfaction (Dec. 7, 2015)

Sample hospital videos demonstrating bedside handoffs with patients and families

PFE Metric 3: Designation of an accountable leader in the hospital who is responsible for PFE. See webinar held 10-21-2013

PFE Metric 4:  Hospital has an active Patient and Family Advisory Council or other committees where patients are represented.

PFE Metric 5: Hospital has one or more patient representatives serving on the hospital board of directors.


Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC)

Hospitals across the state and nation have made substantial progress in recent years in incorporating patient and family engagement (PFE) as part of their organizational approach to attaining higher levels of patient satisfaction and outcomes. Still, many hospitals are uncertain about how to envision the role of PFE in safety and quality improvement design and seek support in navigating the process of establishing an effective PFA or Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) program. 

Click here to learn more about KHC PFAC Collaborative (PFAC)


 PFAC Resources

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Tools and Toolkits

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Video and Audio

Selected Resources for Engaging Patients and Families as Partners in Safety:

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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 parients 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

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

KHC Hand Hygiene Collaborative Enrollment Form

For more information, contact Michele Clark, KHC program director at (785) 235-0763 x1321 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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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