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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Partnerships for Patients

Where partnerships are in action

The nationwide Partnership for Patients initiative aims to save lives by averting hospital acquired conditions and improving the transition of care from care setting to another through reducing readmissions. At the core of this initiative are 16 Hospital Improvement Innovation Networks (HIINs), which partner with more than 4,000 hospitals, working with healthcare providers and institutions, to identify best practices and solutions to reducing hospital acquired conditions and readmissions. Also, the Community-based Care Transitions Program aims to further improve the quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries while improving care transitions from inpatient hospital settings and document measurable savings to the Medicare program.