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.  The 2018 Quality Improvement fellowship program is now underway, offering national expertise in building knowledge and skills to lead quality improvement (QI) initiatives. More than 40 Kansas hospital health care professionals are participating in the 2018 fellowship program.

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Patient and Family Engagement (PFE)

2018 Kansas PFAC/PFA Collaborative is Underway

Patient and Family Advisory Council

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 Patient and Family Advisor Program and/or Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC). 


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

2018 Kansas PFA/PFAC Collaborative is Now Underway

KHC is conducting its fourth 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.  Nearly 40 Kansas hospitals are participating in cohort 4.

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Hand Hygiene Collaborative

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

For information about this collaborative, view the introductory webinar held May 4, 2017 with the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative and Qualaris Healthcare Solutions

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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Alyssa Miller
Project Assistant
(785) 235-0763 (ext. 1330)
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Rob Rutherford
Senior Health Care Data Analyst 
(785) 235-0763 (ext. 1326)
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