From December 2011 through March 2020, the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative led hospital patient safety improvement efforts with more than 115 hospitals statewide on behalf of the Kansas Hospital Association as a state partner with the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) of the American Hospital Association. The Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) built upon the collective momentum of the Hospital Engagement Networks to reduce patient harm and preventable readmissions. Hospitals across Kansas and across the nation worked toward the CMS initiative's goals to achieve a 20 percent decrease in overall patient harm and a 12 percent reduction in 30-day hospital readmissions from 2014 and 2015 baselines.
Areas of focus included adverse drug events, hospital-acquired infections, injury from falls, readmissions, sepsis, pressure injuries, ventilator-associated event, venous thromboembolism, multi-drug resistant organisms, antibiotic stewardship, culture of safety, health equity and patient and family engagement.
In addition to hospital efforts to improve clinical outcomes, hospitals also made progress in implementing key strategies to advance health equity and patient and family engagement.
Hospitals across the state and nation have been working since 2010 to achieve national patient safety goals established by federal agencies. Nationwide, between 2015 and 2017, an estimated 20,500 fewer patients died in a hospital and approximately $7.7 billion in health care costs were saved as a result in reductions in hospital-acquired conditions, according to a preliminary report of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
The HIIN was supported by CMS under contract number HHSM-500-2016-00067C.
- Hospitals Recognized for Patient Safety Achievements (5/27/2020)
- Declines in Hospital-Acquired Conditions Save 8,000 Lives and $2.9 billion in costs (6/5/2018)
- Partnership for Patients and the HIINs: Continuing Forward Momentum in Reducing Patient Harm (9/29/2016)
- KHC selected to lead Kansas patient safety improvement efforts (9/29/2016)
- CMS awards $347 million to continue progress toward a safer health care system (9/29/2016)
- Read "All In For HIIN" information sheet here (pdf)
Throughout the duration of the HIIN initiative, more than 120 hospitals across Kansas participated in the HIIN with KHC and HRET.
- 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.
KHC HIIN participating hospitals