Education event

National Improvement Collaborative
Provided by the AHA/HRET Hospital Engagement Network

Update: Hotel, Registration Deadline Extended to October 31, 2012

Event is November 14 – 16, 2012
8:30 am – 3:30 pm, each day
JW Marriott, Indianapolis, Indiana

Participants from the 1600+ Hospital Engagement Networks are expected to convene in Indianapolis, Indiana for the National Improvement Collaborative: Achieving 40 Percent Reduction in Patient Harm and 20 Percent Reduction in Preventable Readmissions by 2013.

The National Improvement Collaborative will offer sessions on best practices and resources for the 10 HEN clinical topics. The topic areas are divided among four collaboratives over three days, each with topic-specific tracks.  View the agenda for detailed track descriptions.

Special Event for Senior Leaders: Leadership for Quality
November 12, 2012, 8:30 am- 3:30 pm
This training for senior leadership event is specifically designed to discuss the important role senior leaders (CEOs, COOs, CMOs, CNOs) will play in accelerating performance improvement and the successes and challenges the HEN hospitals face as they work to reduce inpatient harm and preventable readmissions by 2013. The day-long event will provide opportunities to hear from senior leaders on how to advance this work and to share lessons learned through peer-to-peer sharing and networking. We will also celebrate the successes of hospitals in the network that have demonstrated improvement. Rich Umbdenstock, President & CEO of the American Hospital Association, will provide an update on the increasing connection between quality and reimbursement and the current policy and political issues from Washington, DC. View leadership program agenda.

While the National Improvement Collaborative and Leadership for Quality Trainings are free, online registration is required by October 31, 2012. Register for program.

Location/Accommodations: Discount Deadline is October 31

JW Marriott Indianapolis
10 S. West Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
(317) 860-5800

Hotel reservations and travel arrangements should be made as soon as possible and before the October 31, 2012 deadline; discounted rooms may sell out.  The discounted HRET/HEN rate is $199 per night, plus tax. Room information and reservations for JW Marriott Indianapolis.

Grant/Travel Support and Stipend

National Improvement Collaborative Event:
November 14-16, 2012 8:30 am – 3:30 pm, each day

HRET is funding 19 slots for HEN hospitals to attend and present their improvement story in the form of a poster or video. (Submissions will be subject to California Hospital Engagement Network approval.) Funding will cover hotel, air travel and meals.

The California Hospital Engagement Network will also provide a stipend of $250 per person for travel expenses to the HRET Collaborative Training for those HEN hospitals who want to attend, but will not be presenting a poster or video.  Reimbursement will be made to hospitals only; we are not able to reimburse individuals. Expenses must be submitted to CHA within 30 days of travel, along with a completed reimbursement form.

Leadership for Quality Event:
November 12, 2012, 8:30 am- 3:30 pm

CHA has received HRET grant funding to award 15 spots to senior leaders who are members of the California Hospital Engagement Network to attend this workshop. Funding includes hotel, air transportation and meals. Contact Mahsa Farahani at (916) 552-7521 for more information and to sign up for travel funding support.

Expenses must be submitted to HRET within 30 days of travel, along with a completed reimbursement form.

Please notify your Network Facilitator or Mahsa Farahani at (916) 552-7521 with CalHEN if you plan on attending the event and are requesting funding support.  Participants will be notified via email of funding support and will be provided with appropriate expense forms.  


For program content questions, please contact or visit the event webpage.