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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Your CalHEN 2.0 Team is excited for this opportunity for hospitals to meet, network and share about the process of improving care across all HEN topics.
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.
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.
The Hospital Quality Institute (HQI) has been selected by the American Hospital Association/Health Research & Education Trust as one of 30 state and regional hospital associations across the country to participate in a second phase of the Hospital Engagement Networks (HENs).
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Results from HEN 1.0 were outstanding and HEN 2.0 promises to deliver even greater value to patients, hospitals, and staff.
CalHEN 1.0 results were 8,994 lives and 60 million in dollars saved.
HEN 1.0 achievements highlights include:
HQI Seeks Hospital Partners for Next Hospital Engagement Network RFP
Non-binding commitments due July 1
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has posted a request for proposals (RFP) for Hospital Engagement Network (HEN 2.0) contracts through the Partnership for Patients initiative. The Hospital Quality Institute (HQI) has responded to the RFP to build on the success of CalHEN 1.0.