Making Indiana the safest place to receive care
IHA and our member hospitals are continually striving to improve patient safety in Indiana. For proof, look no further than INHEN 2.0 — a hospital engagement network focused on:
- Collaborating with partners to improve and eliminate patient harm
- Identifying and spreading best practices among a community of peers
- Acting as learning cohorts for quality improvement and clinical consent
From September 2015 to 2016, INHEN 2.0, coordinated by IHA’s Patient Safety Center, joined with the American Hospital Association/Health Research & Educational Trust Hospital Engagement Network (AHA/HRET HEN) to continue efforts to reduce preventable hospital-acquired conditions and readmissions.
AHA/HRET was one of 17 national, regional and state hospital associations and health system organizations chosen to receive funding from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to continue the work of the Partnership for Patients ("HEN 1.0") that achieved significant success between 2011 and 2014. AHA/HRET’s HEN represents 1500 hospitals from 34 states and Puerto Rico.
INHEN 2.0 Focus Areas:
97 Indiana hospitals participated in this year-long initiative to improve patient safety measures for all applicable CMS-designated focus areas, including:
Additional INHEN 2.0 Focus Areas:
- Airway Safety
- C. Diff, including Antibiotic Stewardship
- Culture of Safety
- Failure to Rescue
- Iatrogenic Delirium
- Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock
- Undue Exposure to Radiation
Staff participated ineducational meetings, webinars and other coaching opportunities to increase improvement capacity and provided data tracking and reporting for each topic to encourage further awareness and monitoring.
INHEN 2.0 Results:
Over the course of the last year, INHEN 2.0 helped IHA and Indiana hospitals prevent:
- More than 3,751 harms, with associated cost savings of $32 million
- Over 1,200 readmissions
- More than 1,800 adverse drug events
- Nearly 100 early elective deliveries