California Hospital Improvement Innovation Network

The HSAG/HQI Partnership invites hospitals to join the California Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (CalHIIN) and to be a part of the greater achievements going forward. Click here to view the press release.

Funded by CMS for two years with the option of a 3rd year, CalHIIN will work to achieve a 20 percent decrease in overall patient harm and a 12 percent reduction in 30-day hospital readmissions. CalHIIN is one of only 16 HIINs awarded nationwide.

A continuation of our CalHEN work, CalHIIN will support hospitals in sustaining and advancing improvement. Free of charge, programming will be customized to fit the unique needs and contexts of each hospital. Through a robust partnership of hospitals, enhanced by the expertise of leading national quality and patient safety experts, we will expand the use of best practices and accelerate improvement in critical areas of healthcare. Over 135 hospitals have already expressed interest to commit to CalHIIN and we’d like to include you!

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HQI Begins CalHEN 2.0

CMS’ Partnership for Patients announced a new round of Hospital Engagement Networks (HENs) aiming to advance safer care in America’s hospitals. To join, submit your CalHEN 2.0 Commitment Letter by October 30.

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What is the Hospital Engagement Network (HEN)?

The Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) is a national collaborative, funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services, aimed at reducing hospital acquired conditions by 40% and 30-day readmissions by 20% by September 23, 2016.  In the first round of the HEN (HEN 1.0), which ran from 2012-2014, 147 California hospitals participated and were able to save 8,994 lives and over $74 million.