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

AHA News

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

AHA News

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

The HRET HEN initiative marked a... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality improvement, quality care, Partnership for Patients, Hospital Engagement Networks, hospital-acquired conditions

Evidence-based care, changing culture enhances patient safety

AHA News

By Jennifer Towne
 
Patient safety and quality initiatives in a hospital unit are one thing. Developing a system-wide approach to improving patient safety is a whole other thing. 
 
Leaders at Cherry Hill, N.J.-based Kennedy Health set about to do just that – decrease hospital-acquired sepsis rates by... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: patient safety, culture of safety, hospital-acquired conditions

Children's Hospital Colorado's 'Quest for Quality' makes families part of care team

AHA News

From the board room to the bed side, parents are involved in the care and experience their children receive at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora.

Parents are members of more than 30 different hospital committees and safety project teams, as well as serving on the hospital governing board’s quality... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality improvement, quality care, quality, patient safety, awards, culture of safety, hospital-acquired conditions, patient and family engagement

HRET patient engagement video wins film festival grand prize

AHA News

The AHA-affiliated Health Research & Educational Trust video on preventing dialysis-related infections through patient engagement has won the grand prize in the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology Film Festival. The video highlights ways for clinicians to engage patients in... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: patient safety, culture of safety, hospital-acquired conditions, patient and family engagement

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