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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

We're making progress in the fight against sepsis - and essential hospitals are doing their part - but we still have much work left to do.

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)
Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

The HLQAT helps hospitals figure out how aligned senior executives and clinical managers are on factors correlated with high quality care.

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

Socioeconomic factors affect health and health care outcomes. Medicare's Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program must account for this to avoid unfairly penalizing hospitals that care for large volumes of vulnerable patients.

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

Amid troubling reports, essential hospitals work diligently to improve patient safety and reduce medical errors - and succeed

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

Association's new online magazine adds human-focused, emotional storytelling to its public policy, education, performance improvement, and research offerings.

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

CDC lists the Partnership for Patients, which includes the association's Essential Hospitals Engagement Network, among initiatives that have lowered the rate of health care-associated infections.

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

Using a collaborative approach, Alameda Health System's Highland Hospital reduced its Clostridium difficile rate due to antibiotic exposure by 68.2 percent between 2010 through the second quarter of 2014.

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

Preliminary estimates show that hospital patients experienced 1.3 million fewer hospital-acquired conditions from 2010 to 2013.

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

Online course for recording patient-reported race, ethnicity, and language preferences believed to be the first of its kind for hospital registration staff

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

Explore a new online training course for members on collecting patient race, ethnicity, and language data to reduce disparities in care.

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

The first of two webinars featuring sustainability expert Lynne Maher, PhD, MBA, who will summarize a tested and proven model for assessing improvement projects.

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

Using a diligent campaign of education, communication, and process changes aimed at reducing hospital-acquired infections, Maricopa Integrated Health System improved patient safety, reduced the incidence of infection, and shortened patients’ length of stay.

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

Education and training are key to helping staff understand the vital importance of collecting race, ethnicity, and language data.

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

Learn how to configure EHRs to fulfill federal, state, and accreditation requirements for REAL data collection

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital recognized an opportunity to lead the way by developing a comprehensive, systems-based care transitions program to give patients proper care and the tools they need to stay out of the hospital.

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

Learn how Texas' approach to DSRIP waivers fosters partnerships and increases the focus on community needs

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)
Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

America's Essential Hospitals joins the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in recognizing the recent accomplishments of hospital engagement networks and other safety and quality initiatives. Federal officials announced May 7 that the initiatives have decreased patient harm by 9 percent and readmissions by 8 percent.

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

This is the third webinar in the Essential Hospitals Engagement Network’s patient harm series.

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

Using a step-by-step approach, Truman Medical Centers implemented a variety of interventions across 2012 that decreased the prevalence of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers by 78 percent.

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

Learn about ICU utilization and infection control at the national level and a new tool for tracking CAUTI

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

Legislation expected next week from Rep. Jim Renacci (R-OH) would help ensure Medicare's Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program does not unfairly penalize hospitals that care for vulnerable patients. The association offered support for the bill, which would protect hospitals whose patients might experience higher readmission rates due to socioeconomic conditions.

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

In new commentary, association president and CEO explores historical roots of care disparities, calls on all hospitals to take up fight to improve health care equity

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

Leaders discussed Just Culture algorithms and the difference between reckless behavior and a blameless error

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

This session focused on the daily safety huddle

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

This webinar discussed how to achieve system-level results and the powers of transparency in health care

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

Jim Reinertsen, MD, discussed how starting leadership meetings with a patient story can be impactful

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

Participants focused on reality rounding and fixing problems that are uncovered through these meetings

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

This session highlighted the value of transparency and effective disclosure practices

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

Participants discussed high reliability principles and strategies

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

Dr. Jim Reinertsen discussed why engaging physicians is important to quality and patient safety

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)
Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

Discuss what's happening in your units that use electronic health records

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

Learn how to carry out a crisis management plan when a patient safety disaster occurs

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

The federal Partnership for Patients initiative will support for a third year the association's Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN), one of 26 such networks nationally working to reduce nine hospital-acquired conditions by 40 percent and 30-day readmissions by 20 percent by the end of 2014.

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital's patient safety officer highlights the power of data and transparency to reduce hospital harm events.

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)
Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

Review emerging leadership best practices and daily operational safety briefings

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

Learn how your organization can become transparent about safety problems

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

Reduce patient harm using 15-minute safety huddles, which convene representatives from across the organization to address potential safety concerns.

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

This was the fourth webinar in this Patient and Family Engagement series, which focused on bedside care.

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

Learn innovative ways to guide patients across the care continuum safely and efficiently.

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

Learn about high-risk areas for limited English proficient patients and improvement strategies

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

Truman Medical Centers reduced central line-associated blood stream infections in its intensive care units through an evidence-based strategy.

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

Learn how you can improve your opportunities for successfully reducing falls.

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

Participants heard from an expert on the importance of sustainable patient/family relationships

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

The EHEN was one of 26 hospital engagement networks funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services through the Partnership for Patients, a national initiative to reduce preventable hospital-acquired conditions by 40 percent and 30-day readmissions by 20 percent by 2013.

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)
Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

Patient advisors are essential in building partnerships with patients, family, and medical staff

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

Listen to this event to learn how to successfully reduce falls in your unit

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

Regional Medical Center's initiative to transform its safety culture helped the hospital go a year without a ventilator-associated pneumonia case in its NICU and periods of 100 days between central line-associated bloodstream infections.

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)
Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

Two essential hospitals discussed the implications of low health literacy and tools for improvement

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

San Mateo Medical Center began its patient experience journey by forming a team that consulted with patients to identify five key areas for improvement.

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

Innovative, team-based programs to keep patients from coming back to the hospital

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

Eskenazi Health used a multifaceted and interdisciplinary falls prevention strategy to reduce falls by 40 percent from a 2010 baseline to the second quarter of 2013.

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

Participants learned how to use a simple method to accurately identify ADEs

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

Create framework for a patient and family engagement program in your hospital

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

Silvia Munoz-Price, MD, an epidemiologist at Jackson Memorial Hospital, discussed how using applications of chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) has affected CLABSI rates in her institution. Jamie St. Clair RN, MS, and Brenda Vermillion, RN, with The Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center reviewed how certain blood culture techniques and environmental decontamination, along with CHG bathing,

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

Highlights from the America's Essential Hospitals 2013 Annual Conference

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

Participants learned how to identify race, ethnicity, and language disparities in health care

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)
Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)
Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)
Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

Learn how to redesign internal processes to improve medication reconciliation

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

Surgical site infection coding challenges and strategies to prevent colorectal SSIs

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)
Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

UT Health Northeast sharply reduces readmissions by analyzing possible causes and identifying specific areas in need of attention and resources, including staff follow-up efforts and patient discharge instructions.

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)
Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center builds on its success reducing central line-associated bloodstream infections by taking a systemic approach to sustain improvements and spread impactful practices to all units.

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

Hear how EHEN improvement teams addressed key drivers of ADE and VTE

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

This session engaged hospitals with patients and families to improve patient safety

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

A look at the Transitions Care Program at St. Luke's Treasure Valley

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

Vanquishing VAP

Feb 12, 2013 || Staff -

Review VAP interventions, run charts, and key driver diagrams

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

One ICU’s success rippled throughout the organization, significantly improving patient safety by helping the 676-bed hospital achieve an impressive drop in hospital-acquired pressure ulcers.

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

Harbor-UCLA shared successes and challenges with cutting readmissions using BOOST tools

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

Review of changes to The Joint Commission Perinatal Care Core measure set

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)
Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

The Cleveland hospital achieved notable reductions in hospital-acquired infections through a program that deployed four teams to manage drivers of hand hygiene compliance.

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)
Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

Through a March of Dimes collaborative, the hospital, which delivers about one-third of babies born in El Paso, reduced its EED rate from 27 percent to 0 percent and became the city's first hospital to eliminate EEDs.

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

This session reviewed key driver diagrams and highlighted an electronic risk assessment model – derived from clinical and nonclinical factors – that helps predict which patients are at risk for 30-day readmission within 24 hours of admission.

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Essential Hospitals Engagement Network (EHEN)

Truman Medical Centers employed a strategy that integrated diabetes care across all inpatient and outpatient departments, designated physician champions, and used data to identify high-risk patients.

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About America’s Essential Hospitals

America’s Essential Hospitals is the leading association and champion for hospitals and health systems dedicated to high-quality care for all, including the most vulnerable. Since 1981, America’s Essential Hospitals has initiated, advanced, and preserved programs and policies that help these hospitals ensure access to care. We support members with advocacy, policy development, research, and education.