Reminder: Tomorrow last day to join HRET HIIN

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The deadline to join the AHA’s Health Research & Educational Trust’s Hospital Improvement Innovation Network is tomorrow, Dec. 22. To date, more than 30 state partners and 1,550 hospitals have committed to the HRET HIIN. The HIINs will work to reduce overall hospital-acquired conditions by 20% and 30-day... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality, readmissions, HENs

Dec. 22 deadline to join HRET HIIN

AHA News Now

The deadline to join the AHA’s Health Research & Educational Trust’s Hospital Improvement Innovation Network has been extended to Thursday, Dec. 22. To date, more than 30 state partners and 1,550 hospitals have committed to the HRET HIIN. The HIINs will work to reduce overall hospital-acquired conditions... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality, readmissions, HENs

Amplifying Quality Improvement

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The buzzword these days in quality improvement is “HIIN.” That’s short for Hospital Improvement Innovation Networks, part of the continuation of the Partnership for Patients program. It succeeds the recently concluded Hospital Engagement Networks and will work to reduce overall hospital-acquired... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality improvement, Partnership for Patients, patient safety, HENs, culture of safety, chronic conditions

Continuing the Patient Safety Journey

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As the new president and CEO of AHA’s Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET), I am thrilled that HRET has been selected as one of 16 national, regional or state hospital associations, Quality Improvement Organizations and health system organizations to continue efforts in reducing preventable... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality improvement, quality care, QIO, quality, Partnership for Patients, patient safety, readmissions, safety, HENs

AHA's HRET, others receive contracts to continue HAC, readmissions progress

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Sept. 29 awarded $347 million in contracts to 16 organizations, including the AHA’s Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET), to continue efforts to reduce hospital- acquired conditions and readmissions in the Medicare program.

The Hospital Improvement... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality improvement, QIO, Partnership for Patients, HENs, Hospital Engagement Networks, culture of safety, hospital-acquired conditions

AHA's HRET, others receive contracts to continue HAC, readmissions progress

AHA News Now

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today awarded $347 million in contracts to 16 organizations, including the AHA’s Health Research & Educational Trust, to continue efforts to reduce hospital-acquired conditions and readmissions in the Medicare program. The Hospital Improvement Innovation... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality, readmissions, HENs

AHA/HRET HEN 2.0 improves hospital care, saves nearly $300 million

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Hospitals continue to improve patient care, according to results from the second round of the AHA/Health Research & Educational Trust Hospital Engagement Network, part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Partnership for Patients initiative. Among other findings, the AHA/HRET HEN helped... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality improvement, HENs

Progress to Celebrate

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Saving an estimated 50,000 lives and $12 billion in health care costs is something to celebrate.  Congratulations to the 3,700 acute-care hospitals that have participated in one of the Hospital Engagement Networks (HENs) that are part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Partnership for... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality improvement, quality care, quality, patient safety, readmissions, HENs, Hospital Engagement Networks, patient and family engagement

Hospital-acquired conditions fall 17% over three years

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Hospital-acquired conditions declined by 17% (1.3 million) between 2010 and 2013, saving an estimated 50,000 lives and $12 billion in health care costs, according to final results reported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Adverse drug events fell by 44%, pressure ulcers by 21% and... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: HENs, HAC

AHA/HRET selected to continue Hospital Engagement Network

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AHA’s Health Research & Educational Trust affiliate is one of 17 organizations selected to lead Hospital Engagement Networks for another year under the Partnership for Patients initiative, a public-private collaboration to reduce preventable hospital-acquired conditions and 30-day readmissions. “We are... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality improvement, HENs

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