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$216 million marked for quality initiative
Modern Healthcare

Twenty-six organizations will receive a total of $216 million to identify and share strategies to reduce healthcare-acquired conditions, such as infections. The funding is part of HHS’ Partnership for Patients, a $1 billion quality-improvement and cost-control initiative launched in April. The organizations—which include professional associations, healthcare systems and regional groups—will be designated as hospital engagement networks and will be charged with identifying effective, evidence-based solutions and disseminating them to other providers, HHS said in a news release.