Helping Make Indiana the Safest State to Receive Health Care
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.
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
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.
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.
CMS-Designated Core Topic Areas
Additional INHEN 2.0 Focus Areas
*HRET-selected as recommended by CMS **IPSC-selected