Working to reduce patient harm by 40 percent and readmissions by 20 percent by the end of 2013
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has provided $218 million to 26 state, regional, national, or hospital system organizations to form hospital engagement networks and further advance the Partnership for Patients initiative. CHA is a subcontractor to Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET), an affiliate of the American Hospital Association.
Each hospital engagement network is focused on 10 clinical areas, as well as leadership and culture, to accelerate the quality improvement and patient safety initiatives already under way in hospitals. Hospitals will collaborate both locally and nationally across the various hospital engagement networks to adopt new practices that have the potential to reduce inpatient harm by 40 percent and preventable readmissions by 20 percent by the end of 2013. It is an important undertaking that, when achieved together, promises greater benefit to patients and communities.