Expert Support for Your Team,
Better Health for Your Patients

KHC—in partnership with HQIN, the Quality Improvement Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) in Kansas—builds collaborative community coalitions that include hospitals, clinicians, pharmacists, home health agencies, and community-based organizations. These community-based partnerships are being facilitated in targeted zip codes statewide by KHC quality improvement advisors.

Improvement Goals

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Chronic Disease Self Management

Chronic Disease Self Management

  • Identify and manage people with chronic kidney disease to slow its progression.
  • Refer patients to CDC-recognized diabetes lifestyle change programs.
  • Bring hypertension, hyperlipidemia and hemoglobin A1c levels under control for more of your patients.
  • Help more of your patients quit smoking.
Care Transitions

Care Transitions

 Participate in your community’s Care Transitions Coalition to:

  • Reduce hospital admissions and readmissions.
  • Reduce avoidable ED visits and admissions by super-utilizers.
  • Reduce avoidable admissions, readmissions, and super-utilization.
Behavioral Health and Opioids

Behavioral Health & Opioids

  • Implement best practices for pain management and opioid use.
  • Decrease opioid-related adverse drug events for patients who take high-risk medications* or have a behavioral health diagnosis.

    *Anticoagulants, diabetic medications, opioids, and antipsychotics.
Patient Safety

Patient Safety

  • Reduce adverse drug events for all patients.
  • Reduce adverse drug events for patients who take high-risk medications.*
  • Adopt antibiotic stewardship strategies to prevent C. difficile in the community.

    *Anticoagulants, diabetic medications, opioids, and antipsychotics.
Patient Engagement & Experience 

Patient Engagement & Experience

 Entities who work on these goals receive support and guidance to:

  • Activate patients for greater engagement in decision making and disease self-management.
  • Improve the way you deliver services to increase your patient experience of care ratings.


Health Quality Innovation Network — Kansas regions

HQIN region QIA MAP 2000

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HQIN resources

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