Recruitment for participation in the OHA Hospital Improvement Innovation Network extended

Posted on: 11/9/16

Forty-one Oklahoma hospitals have committed to participation in the OHA Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (OHA HIIN). Join OHA HIIN and become part of a diverse network of support and resources that will include more than 1700 hospitals across 32 states. Recruitment for participation in OHA HIIN continues through Nov. 18.

Thanks to the work of hospitals across the country that participated in the Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) from 2011-2015 to improve patient safety in hospitals, more than 87,000 lives have been saved with over $19.8 billion in cost savings. CMS recognizes the importance of hospitals taking a leadership role in this area and has provided additional funding to continue this work for another two years in next phase of this important work, the Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN). 

The OHA is partnering with the AHA Hospital Research Education Trust (AHA/HRET) to pursue new goals of reducing all-cause inpatient harm by 20 percent and readmissions by 12 percent by 2019.  

There is no cost for participation in OHA HIIN. Benefits of participation include an OHA clinical initiatives advisor assigned to work with your hospital to provide on-site assistance and coaching, access to cross-cutting resources targeting the HIIN harm areas, clinical topic-specific resources and peer-to-peer resources, best practice hospital stories and case studies, national virtual trainings and in-person events, change packages with evidence-based practices, and access to subject matter experts.

Hospitals participating with OHA HIIN will receive ongoing support and resources on the following topics:
  • Adverse drug events (ADE)
  • Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI)
  • Central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSI)
  • Clostridium difficile (C. diff)
  • Injuries from falls and immobility
  • Pressure ulcers (PrU)
  • Readmissions
  • Sepsis and septic shock
  • Surgical site infections (SSI)
  • Venous thromboembolism (VTE)
  • Ventilator-associated events (VAE)
  • Addressing malnutrition in the inpatient setting
  • Airway safety
  • Diagnostic errors
  • Developing metric to measure and report on all-cause harm
  • Hospital culture of safety
  • Latrogenic delirium
  • Multi-drug resistant organisms
  • Undue exposure to radiation

For more information go to Partnership for Patients Hospital Improvement Innovation Networks.
For questions about the OHA HIIN or to join the initiative contact Patrice Greenawalt, OHA clinical initiatives manager,

Congratulations to the 41 Oklahoma hospitals committed to joining the OHA HIIN to improve patient safety!

AllianceHealth Durant Eastar Health System Northeastern Health System
AllianceHealth Ponca City
Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center Northwest Surgical Hospital
AllianceHealth Pryor Fairview Regional Medical Center Okeene Municipal Hospital
AllianceHealth Woodward Grady Memorial Hospital Oklahoma Surgical Hospital
Arbuckle Memorial Hospital Hillcrest Hospital Claremore Pauls Valley General Hospital
Atoka County Medical Center Hillcrest Hospital Cushing Purcell Municipal Hospital
Carnegie Tri-County Municipal Hospital Holdenville General Hospital Seiling Municipal Hospital
Cherokee Nation WW Hastings Hospital Jefferson County Hospital Southwestern Medical Center
Choctaw Memorial Hospital (Hugo) Lindsay Municipal Hospital St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center
Choctaw Nation Health Care Center McCurtain Memorial Hospital Stroud Regional Medical Center
Cleveland Area Hospital Memorial Hospital of Stilwell Tulsa Spine & Specialty Hospital
Community Hospital Memorial Hospital of Texas County Wagoner Community Hospital
Craig General Hospital Mercy Health Love County Weatherford Regional Hospital
Drumright Regional Hospital Newman Memorial Hospital   

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