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HQI Welcomes Hospitals Into CalHEN 2.0 Through Oct. 30

The Hospital Quality Institute (HQI) has extended the deadline for hospitals to participate in California Hospital Engagement Network 2.0 (CalHEN 2.0) to Oct. 30. An HQI-led “improvement sprint,” CalHEN 2.0 aims to reduce preventable harm by 40 percent and readmissions by 20 percent over the next 12 months. While 151 hospitals have so far committed to CalHEN 2.0, exceeding HQI’s target, additional hospitals have expressed interest, and HQI would like to provide those hospitals every opportunity to join their colleagues. Instructions for joining CalHEN 2.0, as well as more information about program design and benefits, can be found on HQI’s website.

A sequel to the successful original CalHEN (2012-14), CalHEN 2.0 is delivered in partnership of HQI, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET). CalHEN 2.0 is purposefully shaped as a California-specific improvement collaborative to address the unique characteristics and needs of the state’s hospitals. Programming combines generous access to leading national experts with effective and locally tailored coaching by Clinical Improvement Advisors to spread best practices and take excellence to scale. Member hospitals will also benefit from the integration of HQI’s statewide strategy to guide hospitals toward high-reliability performance. For more information, contact Shweta Krishnan, program coordinator, at