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Hospital engagement networks end; new initiative takes over
Modern Healthcare

A new effort to curb adverse events in hospitals and cut readmissions will replace and expand hospital engagement networks, or HENs. A similar but more ambitious initiative known as the hospital improvement and innovation networks or HIINs is now looking for interested providers.The CMS Wednesday said HIINs will be tasked with a 20% decrease in overall patient harm and a 12% reduction in 30-day hospital readmissions through 2019.Providers involved in a HEN can compete for a place in the HIINs, the CMS said in its request for proposals.