The 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.
- Read the CMS news release here: CMS announces $347 million in awards to continue patient safety initiatives
- Read "All In For HIIN" information sheet here (pdf)
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