Podcast: HRET recognizes high-performing HEN hospitals

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Thirty-three of the hospitals participating in the Health Research & Educational Trust’s (HRET) Hospital Engagement Network – or HEN – are meeting their goals on at least nine of the 10 clinical areas for quality improvement, the AHA research affiliate recently announced.

The HEN project seeks to help hospitals adopt practices that have the potential to reduce inpatient harm by 40% and readmissions by 20%. It focuses on 10 clinical areas: adverse drug events; catheter-associated urinary tract infections, or CAUTI; central line-associated blood stream infections, or CLABSI; injuries from falls and immobility; obstetrical adverse events; pressure ulcers; surgicalsite infections; venous thromboembolism; ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP); and preventable readmissions.

HRET leads the largest HEN, with more than 1,500 hospitals in 31 states and Puerto Rico. HRET reported in February that patient care improved for more than 69,000 patients and health care costs dropped by nearly $202 million during the first two years of its project.

In this audio podcast, hear Charisse Coulombe, HRET’s vice president for clinical quality, describe what it takes to be a high-performing HEN hospital, and how the project is accelerating the pace of quality improvement. To listen, click here

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tag: Hospital Engagement Networks

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