Helping Make Indiana the Safest State to Receive Health Care

What is INHEN 2.0?

The Indiana Hospital Engagement Network 2.0 (INHEN 2.0) represents 97 Indiana hospitals working together to improve patient safety throughout the state.

INHEN 2.0, coordinated by the Indiana Hospital Association’s Indiana Patient Safety Center (IPSC), joined with the American Hospital Association/Health Research & Educational Trust Hospital Engagement Network (AHA/HRET HEN) to continue efforts in reducing preventable hospital-acquired conditions and readmissions.

AHA/HRET was one of 17 national, regional and state hospital associations and health system organizations chosen to receive funding from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to continue the work of the Partnership for Patients ("HEN 1.0") that achieved significant success between 2011 and 2014. AHA/HRET’s HEN represents 1500 hospitals from 34 states and Puerto Rico.

What exactly are hospital engagement networks?

Hospital Engagement Networks are a key element of the CMS’ Partnership for Patients (PfP) campaign to improve the quality, safety and affordability of health care. HENs focus their efforts to:

Collaborate with partners to improve, and ultimately eliminate, patient harm

Identify and spread best practices among a community of peers

Act as learning cohorts for quality improvement and clinical content

Why INHEN 2.0?

INHEN 2.0 is building upon the success of its participation in the first IPSC-led HEN campaign, which took place from 2011-2014.

Goal: To reduce preventable hospital-acquired conditions by 40 percent and 30-day readmissions by 20 percent by Sept. 23, 2016.

What are the INHEN 2.0 focus areas?

Throughout the duration of the INHEN 2.0 campaign, all participating hospitals will be actively working to improve patient safety measures for all applicable focus areas.

*HRET-selected as recommended by CMS **IPSC-selected

Thank you to the 97 INHEN 2.0 participating hospitals!

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