OHA HIIN contract extension announced

Posted on: 9/19/18

OHA recently received notification of an extension of the OHA Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (OHA HIIN) contract through March 27, 2019 (with an optional additional year through March 2020). OHA HIIN, in partnership with the AHA Hospital Research and Educational Trust since 2016, assists hospitals in continuing progress towards the national Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) goals to reduce hospital acquired harm by 20 percent and readmission rates by 12 percent by 2019. Oklahoma is one of 35 states taking part in the HRET HIIN under the CMS Partnership for Patients Hospital Improvement Innovation Network Initiative. Participation in OHA HIIN is voluntary and free.

What does this mean for the 45 Oklahoma hospitals currently participating in HIIN?
It means continued support from the OHA HIIN team to assist in improving patient safety and reducing harm, access to potential funding opportunities for professional development programs, and resources based upon evidence-based practice and current literature. Since October 2016, hospitals participating in OHA HIIN have had the opportunity to attend and present at national meetings and receive professional development scholarships for national certification training and examinations in wound care (WCC), infection control (CIC), and quality (CPHQ). They also participate in a national  network of more than 3,800 hospitals to share and receive information, collaborate and network with Oklahoma hospitals, and have access to evidence-based practice guidelines, webinars, site visits, consultations, leadership development opportunities, data reports, and in-person meetings with subject-matter experts.  

What does this mean for Oklahoma hospitals not currently participating in a HIIN?

We anticipate additional information will be available in October addressing a potential opportunity to join the OHA HIIN. Contact Patrice Greenawalt, pgreenawalt@okoha.com, if you are interested.

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