Hospital Improvement Innovation Networks
Hospital Improvement Innovation Networks (HIINs) sustain and accelerate national progress and momentum towards continued harm reduction in the Medicare program. In September 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) selected 16 national, regional or state hospital associations and health system organizations to serve as HIINs. Four Superior Health Quality Alliance members were among the HIIN awardees: Illinois Health and Hospital Association, Michigan Health & Hospital Association, Minnesota Hospital Association and Wisconsin Hospital Association.
HIINs stemmed from the Partnership for Patients (PfP), a nationwide public-private collaboration striving to prevent patients from being harmed while in the hospital and heal without complication once they are discharged. The HIIN awards integrated existing PfP Hospital Engagement Networks into the Quality Improvement Network-Quality Improvement Organization program to maximize the strengths of both programs to sustain and expand national reductions in patient harm and 30-day readmissions for the Medicare program.
By the end of 2019, HIINs aim to achieve the following goals:
To bring about improvement in patient safety, HIINs focus on 11 required core areas of harm:
In addition to these core topics, HIINs address all other forms of preventable patient harm most impactful to their respective populations in the Medicare program.