About the Partnership
Hospital Engagement Networks (HENs) work at the regional, State, national or hospital system level to help identify solutions already working and disseminate them to other hospitals and providers. Hospital Engagement Networks:
- Develop learning collaboratives for hospitals;
- Provide a wide array of initiatives & activities to improve patient safety;
- Conduct intensive training programs to help hospitals make patient care safer;
- Provide technical assistance to help hospitals achieve quality measurement goals;
- Establish & implement a system to track & monitor hospital progress in meeting quality improvement goals.
- Identify high performing hospitals and their leaders to coach and serve as national faculty to other hospitals committed to achieving the Partnership goals.
$218 million was awarded to 26 State, regional, national, or hospital system organizations to be Hospital Engagement Networks.
On February 11, 2015 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted a request for proposals for Hospital Engagement Network contracts to continue the success achieved in improving patient safety.
Is your hospital in a Hospital Engagement Network?
Over 3,700 hospitals are currently operating within 26 Hospital Engagement Networks as part of the Partnership for Patients. Find out if your hospital is a member of a HEN.
The 26 Hospital Engagement Networks
Leading Edge Advanced Practice Topics (LEAPT)
In addition to working on the 10 patient safety areas of focus, 6 HENs are pursuing Leading Edge Advance Practice Topics (LEAPT) that will enhance overall progress on the Partnership for Patients’ goals. The following HENs will aggressively implement strategies to address harm in not only their hospital network, but also the broader Partnership for Patients community:
- Ascension Health System
- Carolinas Healthcare System
- Georgia Hospital Association
- Minnesota Hospital Association
- Ohio Hospital Association
- Washington Hospital Association
These 6 LEAPT HENS will address a minimum of 5 out of 11 advanced practice topics and aggressively implement strategies to reduce harm in not only their hospital network, but also share and spread their learning to the broader Partnership for Patients community. The topics are:
- Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock (mandatory)
- Clostridium Difficile (c-diff)
- Hospital Acquired Acute Renal Failure
- Airway Safety
- Iatrogenic Delirium
- Procedural Harm
- Undue Exposure to Radiation
- Failure to Rescue
- Results beyond 40/20 AIMs
- Hospital Culture of Safety
- Cost Savings Calculations for Hospital Acquired Conditions