Hospital-led Initiatives

KHC Hospital-led Initiatives

Among its core initiatives, the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative leads hospital patient safety improvement efforts statewide. Most recently, KHC lead the Kansas Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) 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. The four-year HIIN project concluded March 31, 2020, and results will be made public as 

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Hospital-led Initiatives

KHC Hospital-led Initiatives

Among its core initiatives, the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative leads hospital patient safety improvement efforts statewide. Most recently, KHC led the Kansas Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) 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. The multi-year HIIN project concluded March 31, 2020, and results will be made public by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

HQIN

Health Quality
Innovation Network

safety focus

Safety Focus Areas

measures

Data & Measures

events

Upcoming Events

education

Education
Archive

overview

Success Stories

pfe hiin

Patient & Family
Engagement

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Hand Hygiene

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About the KHC HIIN
(project now complete)

All Past Initiatives

All Past Initiatives

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Safety Focus Areas

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Through the KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (Oct. 2016 - March 2020), medical professionals pursued ambitious goals to help hospitals make health care safer and less costly by reducing health care-acquired conditions and preventable readmissions. 

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Data and Measures

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 Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (archive)

 

Contact Eric Cook-Wiens, KHC Data and Measurement Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 785-235-0763 x1324.

 

Education

KHC provides educational events, peer-to-peer sharing, and materials to assist hospital teams in building knowledge and to promote the exchange of ideas in advancing quality and patient safety. Virtual and in-person events are offered at the state, regional, and national levels.

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KHC PFAC Collaborative

Kansas PFA/PFAC Collaborative
Completes Cohort 4 in March 2019

KHC recently completed 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, 74 Kansas hospitals have participated in one or more of the four cohorts conducted since 2015.  Nearly 40 Kansas hospitals participated in cohort 4 in 2018-19.

Resources continue to be available for Kansas hospitals participating in the KHC HIIN.  Contact KHC at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to access our online toolkit and other resources.

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Hand Hygiene

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Clean hands save lives.

Hospitals are committed to safe, quality care.  Hand hygiene is the single most effective intervention to reduce the cross transmission of healthcare-associated infections.  However, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on average, health care providers clean their hands less than half of the times they should.

SAVE LIVES:  Clean Your Hands
May 5, 2021
is the World Health Organization's global call to action for health workers

From July 2017 through March 2020, the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative offered a collaborative approach for Kansas hospitals to continue improving hand hygiene adherence.  More than 95 hospitals participated in one or both cohorts of the KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Collaborative, the most recent conducted May 2019 through March 2020.

Many hand hygiene resources for the health care setting are available.

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Contacts

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Michele Clark
Program Director 
(785) 235-0763 (ext. 1321)
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Eric Cook-Wiens
Data and Measurement Director 
(785) 235-0763 (ext. 1324)
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Treva Borcher
Project Specialist
(785) 235-0763 (ext. 1338)
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