Hospital Engagement Network (HEN)
The Partnership for Patients campaign (PfP) aims to reduce inpatient harm by 40 percent and avoidable readmissions by 20 percent over a two- to potentially three-year period. This national effort utilizes Hospital Engagement Networks to facilitate quality improvement work and provide technical assistance to hospitals.
The Colorado Hospital Association (CHA), in partnership with the Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET) and 33 other state hospital associations, submitted a proposal to serve as a Hospital Engagement Contractor for the PfP campaign. Our AHA/HRET Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) was awarded the largest contract to serve in this capacity, and upwards of $98 million has been allocated to our network to support this work and participating hospitals.
HEN Hospital Spotlight: St. Anthony North
In health care, changing the culture is never easy. But when a small group of dedicated nurses get together, it can be the catalyst for something great. Such is the tale of St. Anthony’s North’s CUSP/CAUTI team that decided to take matters into their own hands with regards to preventing catheter-acquired urinary tract infections. As a result, the entire hospital was changed. Click here for the full story.
In collaboration with HRET, CHA is employing four major strategies to drive improvement efforts and engage front-line staff and hospital leadership in this important work. These include engagement of hospital and physician leadership; best practice models and cross-discipline education and training; expanding improvement capability; and improvement collaboratives.
If you have any questions about the HEN, please contact Rob Jenkins, Project Director, Hospital Engagement Network, at 720.330.6068.