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INHEN 2.0 Insights
June 7
Welcome to the June 2016 edition of INHEN 2.0 Insights!

INHEN 2.0 Resources
Hospital Improvement and Innovation Network (HIIN) is Set to Launch
The long awaited next phase of HEN is under way! The new program, called the Hospital Improvement and Innovation Network (HIIN), is targeted to begin around Sept. 30 and run for two years, with a possible third year. Organizations that were HENs in the first and second rounds of the Partnership for Patients, QIOs and certain other eligible organizations may submit proposals/bids for the contract by June 27. According to the request for proposals (RFP) that was released on May 25, the harm reduction goals and work are similar to HEN 1.0 and HEN 2.0, with an increased emphasis on partnering with other stakeholder organizations working across the continuum.

IHA’s Indiana Patient Safety Center (IPSC) will again align with HRET for the HIIN, based on a solid track record of excellence in HRET’s support for HEN 1.0 and 2.0. We are excited about the possibility to continue this important work should AHA/HRET be awarded a contract. The immediate challenge is the extremely tight deadline to compile the information needed to support HRET’s proposal. Indiana hospitals are being asked to provide a preliminary (non-binding) indication of their intention to continue with the IHA's IPSC and HRET in our work to reduce harm and preventable readmissions. This preliminary hospital recruitment period begins now and runs until June 8. Please complete this short survey or contact any member of the Indiana Patient Safety Center team to communicate your preliminary interest.
HEN Mid-Year Reports
HEN key contacts will be receiving mid-year reports reflecting data submission and performance in the HEN topic areas. These reports will include a snapshot of harm reduction progress and performance over time. Use these reports to identify areas for targeting improvement and to fill in any missing data.
HEN Monthly Monitoring Data
Please continue entering monthly HEN monitoring data. A HEN 2.0 project evaluation will be looking at April, May and June data for all harm topics, and March, April and May for readmissions data. We are asking for participating hospitals to enter this data as promptly as possible before the evaluation, Aug. 15. Data entry will continue through the end of the project in September. It is important to have data entered for all months of the project, beginning with October 2015.
AHRQ Issues Patient Safety Act Guidance for PSOs, Providers

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) Office for Civil Rights issued guidance to clarify what qualifies as Patient Safety Work Product (PSWP) under its final rule implementing the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005, and how health care providers can satisfy both the rule and external reporting or recordkeeping obligations. The law provides legal and confidentiality protections for PSWP, including information that health care providers report to Patient Safety Organizations to improve quality and patient safety. 

AHRQ has posted a new educational video entitled, "Working with a PSO: One Approach.” It was developed in response to numerous inquiries from PSOs and providers alike on how a provider could set up a Patient Safety Evaluation System (PSES) when working with a PSO. Watch the video now.

Use the INHEN Microsite as a Resource
IHA’s Indiana Patient Safety Center (IPSC) HEN team maintains its INHEN 2.0 microsite, a website that includes all HEN 2.0 communications, newsletters, events, resources and contact information. Use this as a resource for news, events and more. If you have any questions, please reach out to any member of the INHEN team.
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Patient Safety Culture Surveys Available through IHA

To support a culture of patient safety and quality improvement, IHA offers the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Survey on Patient Safety Culture free to all IHA members. IHA currently offers surveys for hospitals, medical offices and nursing homes. Previously, this service was offered in partnership with the Georgia Hospital Association. Read more about the new process and submit a campaign request here. For questions, please contact Kaitlyn Boller at

INHEN 2.0 Education Center
Indiana Patient Safety Summit Recap

The 2016 Indiana Patient Safety Summit, The Power of One: Patient Safety Starts with You, was held today, and members heard how patient safety begins with the individual, sepsis prevention and celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the Indiana Patient Safety Center.

The inaugural Patient Safety Awards were also presented today, and these awards honor commitment and enthusiasm for improving patient safety in hospitals across the state. The Sepsis Team at Franciscan St. Anthony Health – Michigan City, received the Patient Safety Innovation Award for developing innovative strategies to decrease harm in sepsis. Through the Emergency Department Sepsis Alert initiative, the team helped pioneer Code Sepsis at Franciscan St. Anthony Health, increasing the hospital’s early identification of sepsis patients by 96 percent. Shelby Morse, executive director of quality and performance improvement at Elkhart General Hospital, received the Patient Safety Service and Leadership Award for exemplary service and dedication to quality and patient safety. Morse leads employee engagement at Elkhart General Hospital to improve risk management, patient safety, infection prevention, quality reporting and performance improvement. James Fuller, president of the Indianapolis Coalition for Patient Safety (ICPS), received the Patient Safety Partner of the Year Award for his leadership partnering with hospitals in Indianapolis and surrounding counties to improve quality care. Under Fuller’s guidance at ICPS, Indianapolis hospitals have achieved accelerated outcomes in patient safety by sharing resources, performance targets, accountability and funding.

Thank you to each of you for your daily commitment to create new, safe cultures and reliable systems of care to prevent harm to patients.

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