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Hospital Engagement Networks Lauded for Lessening Hospital Harm, Costs
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The largest of 26 coalitions participating in Hospital Engagement Networks, a $218 million federally funded program, has prevented 69,000 patients from hospital-caused complications at 1,600 hospitals and saved the nation more than $201 million in its first two years compared to rates from the recent past. That was the report from the HEN operated by the American Hospital Association. AHA president and CEO Rich Umbdenstock said operational and cultural changes have reduced “infections, pressure ulcers, and other key areas across the board…This is great news for patients and hospitals.”