Hospital Improvement Innovation Network

The Partnership for Patients (PfP) Hospital Improvement and Innovation Network (HIIN) is a national initiative to prevent patient harm and improve care in hospitals across the U.S. HIIN will continue the successful work of Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) which saved more than 87,000 lives and $19.8 billion in health care costs over the past four years.The HEN campaign aimed to reduce inpatient harm by 40 percent and avoidable readmissions by 20 percent over a three-year period (2012-14). This national effort utilized HENs to facilitate quality improvement work and provide technical assistance to hospitals.

  • The HIIN initiative launched in 2016.
  • The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded $347 million to 16 organizations to serve as HIINs.
  • The American Hospital Association/Health Research and Education Trust (AHA/HRET) leads the largest HIIN in the nation, uniting with 32 state or regional hospital associations and nearly 1600 hospitals.
  • Colorado Hospital Association is the lead in Colorado for the AHA/HRET HIIN.
  • Together, the HIINs pursue ambitious goals of reducing all-cause inpatient harm by 20 percent and readmissions by 12 percent by 2019.

51 Colorado hospitals have committed to participate in this important work:

  • Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center
  • Aspen Valley Hospital District
  • Avista Adventist Hospital
  • Boulder Community Health
  • Colorado Canyons Hospital and Medical Center
  • Community Hospital
  • Delta County Memorial Hospital
  • Good Samaritan Medical Center
  • Grand River Hospital District
  • Gunnison Valley Health
  • Haxtun Hospital District
  • Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center
  • Keefe Memorial Health Service District
  • Kit Carson County Health Service District
  • Lincoln Community Hospital
  • Littleton Adventist Hospital
  • Longmont United Hospital
  • Lutheran Medical Center
  • Melissa Memorial Hospital
  • Memorial Regional Health
  • Middle Park Medical Center
  • Montrose Memorial Hospital
  • Mt. San Rafael Hospital
  • OrthoColorado Hospital
  • Parker Adventist Hospital
  • Parkview Medical Center
  • Penrose-St. Francis Health Center
  • Platte Valley Medical Center
  • Prowers Medical Center
  • Rangely District Hospital
  • Rio Grande Hospital
  • Saint Joseph Hospital
  • San Luis Valley Health Conejos County Hospital
  • San Luis Valley Health Regional Medical District
  • Sedgwick County Health Center
  • Sky Ridge Medical Center
  • Southeast Colorado Hospital District
  • Southwest Health System
  • Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center
  • St. Anthony Hospital
  • St. Anthony North Health Campus
  • St. Anthony Summit Medical Center
  • St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center
  • St. Mary’s Medical Center
  • St. Thomas More Hospital
  • Swedish Medical Center
  • Vail Health
  • Valley View Hospital
  • Weisbrod Memorial County Hospital
  • Wray Community District Hospital
  • Yampa Valley Medical Center

HIIN boldly aims to prevent patient harm in the following areas:

  • Adverse drug events
  • Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI)
  • Central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSI)
  • Clostridium difficile
  • Injuries from falls and immobility
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Readmissions
  • Sepsis and septic shock
  • Surgical site infections
  • Venous thromboembolism
  • Ventilator-associated events
  • Multi-drug resistant organisms
  • Diagnostic errors
  • Malnutrition in the inpatient setting
  • Airway impairment
  • Iatrogenic Delirium
  • Undue exposure to radiation

In addition, the initiative is committed to implementing strategies to further

  • Employee safety
  • Patient and family engagement
  • Equity of care
  • High reliability
  • Leadership engagement

Helpful HIIN resources:

The HIIN initiative also involves the UP Campaign, a renewed effort to get patients up and moving more quickly and more safely. Learn more about the UP Campaign below.

If you have any questions about the HIIN, please contact CHA’s patient safety department.