HealthInsight, a private, nonprofit, community-based organization dedicated to improving health and health care, was selected as one of 16 organizations across the country to continue working with hospitals to reduce preventable hospital-acquired conditions and readmissions. The Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) contracts awarded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will build on the momentum of the CMS-funded Hospital Engagement Networks and Quality Improvement Organizations to further reduce patient harm and readmissions. This is part of a broader effort to transform our health care system into one that works better for the American people and for the Medicare program. Through 2019, the Hospital Improvement Innovation Networks will work to achieve a 20 percent decrease in overall patient harm and a 12 percent reduction in 30-day hospital readmissions as a population-based measure (readmissions per 1,000 people) from the 2014 baseline. Addressing health equity for Medicare beneficiaries and incorporating person and family engagement in health care will be central to these efforts. CMS will monitor and evaluate Hospital Improvement Innovation Network activities to ensure they are generating positive results and improving patient safety.
The HealthInsight HIIN plan is grounded in: