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HQI Seeks Hospital Partners for Next Hospital Engagement Network RFP
Non-binding commitments due April 15

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has posted a request for proposals (RFP) for Hospital Engagement Network (HEN 2.0) contracts through the Partnership for Patients initiative. The Hospital Quality Institute (HQI) intends to respond to the RFP to build on the success of CalHEN Cordova1.0.

HQI needs hospitals’ help in completing a successful proposal by engaging for an additional year in the campaign to advance safer care. HQI requests that all acute care hospitals make a non-binding commitment of participation. So far, 109 California hospitals have committed to partner with HQI. To submit a non-binding partnership commitment, email Mahsa Farahani at by April 15 at 5 p.m. (PT). Upon contract award, each hospital CEO and quality lead will be asked to co-sign a letter of commitment.

CalHEN 1.0 produced significant results of harm prevented and costs avoided. HQI supported the improvement efforts of 149 hospitals, which resulted in preventing 8,706 harms with a cost saving of more than $74 million.

HQI is committed to working with California hospitals to further the Partnership for Patients goals of reduced patient harms and avoidable readmissions, as well as to actively recruiting hospitals, working with them to ensure they submit required data, and partnering with them to make the HEN initiative successful.