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HQI Launches CalHEN 2.0, Invites Hospitals to Join

Hospital Quality Institute (HQI) is partnering with California hospitals to join the national Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) to reduce hospital-acquired conditions by 40 percent and 30-day readmissions by 20 percent. HQI seeks commitments from hospitals to become part of this unprecedented opportunity to improve health care. The HEN initiative ends Sept. 23, 2016, so participating hospitals will be part of an accelerated improvement sprint. HQI will work with hospital partners to build the necessary infrastructure and support for sustainability by focusing on building a framework of reliability while performing with distinction on the HEN’s task orders for improvement.

CalHEN 2.0 will operate alongside 30 state hospital associations as part of the American Hospital Association/Health Research and Education Trust HEN. The access to quality and patient safety experts, customized coaching, best practices, and cutting-edge tools and methods is vast. This week, more than 170 hospitals that have expressed interest in joining CalHEN 2.0 will receive commitment letters and operational instructions to sign up. It is not too late for other hospitals that did not express an early commitment to come on board. HQI will accept membership in CalHEN through Oct. 23.

HQI looks forward to supporting its hospital partners. For more information about CalHEN 2.0, contact Shweta Krishnan at skishnan@hqinstitute.org.

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