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INHEN 2.0 Insights
December 1
Welcome to the December 2015 edition of INHEN 2.0 Insights!

INHEN 2.0 Core Topic Profile
Sepsis Faculty Update
A multidisciplinary group of clinical leaders has created recommendations for Indiana hospitals in an effort to drive down sepsis mortality while also improving early clinical recognition and the need to promptly act.
  • Create a multidisciplinary team to focus on sepsis processes and outcomes. This tool blends disciplines with the identification and treatment of sepsis and aligning with CMS core measure set for severe sepsis/septic shock
  • Implement a sepsis screening tool for early recognition
  • Provide sepsis-focused staff development annually, using this PowerPoint template with essential talking points which can be modified to include hospital logos and processes unique to each organization
  • Engage a physician champion for peer development
IHA's Indiana Patient Safety Center hosted a webinar Sept. 25 focused on the impact of sepsis on Hoosiers and how Indiana hospitals’ prompt recognition and treatment are essential to saving lives. Review the presentation to learn more and watch the full recording​.

CAUTI Faculty Update
Understanding that Indiana continues to rank high in health care acquired catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), a group of dedicated clinicians from across the state have identified recommendations to impact the state’s performance by creating recommendations that are believed to be achievable for all Indiana hospitals.
  • Screen every patient admitted to a health care facility for the appropriate placement of an indwelling catheter according to HICPAC guidelines
  • Engage patients and families regarding appropriate placement and maintenance, using this customizable brochure template which can be modified with a hospital’s logo and processes to aid with engaging patients and families in their role to prevent CAUTI
  • Provide performance feedback to staff caring for patients with an indwelling catheter, using this grid with resources to aid with performance feedback for individual, unit and hospital-level reporting, as well as tips and tools to conducting a root cause analysis
IHA's Indiana Patient Safety Center hosted a webinar Oct. 30 focused on the impact of CAUTI on Hoosiers and how Indiana hospitals’ are committed to prevention. Review the presentation to learn more and watch the full recording​.

IPSC News Center
INHEN 2.0 Messaging Resources Toolkit Available for HEN Participants 
IHA has created an INHEN 2.0 messaging resources toolkit for HEN participants to use. Included in the toolkit are resources you can download to help you and your team distribute the HEN 2.0 message to your audience. They include sample messaging, a PowerPoint template, a flyer and digital signage. You can download any of these resources by simply clicking on these links. Please contact your IHA HEN team if you have any questions or need additional resources. 

Call to Action: IHA Members to Participate in #123forEquity Case Studies
IHA is interested in doing case studies with member hospitals who have pledged to participate in the #123forEquity Pledge to Act Campaign, which builds on the National Call to Action to Eliminate Health Care Disparities launched in 2011 by the AHA, American College of Healthcare Executives, Association of American Medical Colleges, Catholic Health Association of the United States and America’s Essential Hospitals, and demonstrates hospitals’ commitment to creating systems of care that deliver equitable quality of services to all patients.
IHA will provide webinars and toolkits in the future to assist hospitals with this campaign and encourages every member to commit to participate in this campaign as a comprehensive approach to reducing health care disparities. If you are interested in sharing your story, please contact Alex Simonton at or Ellery Steele at For more information about the campaign and how to get take the pledge, you may sign up here

Updated Perinatal Hospital Standards Available  
The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has updated the Indiana Perinatal Hospital Standards. The document is organized by sections of the standards that were endorsed by the Governing Council of the Indiana Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaborative (IPQIC) in February 2013, and it was revised this fall to align with the newly published ACOG guidelines.

The rules related to levels of care should be in place by the fourth quarter of 2016. In the meantime, any practice or personnel changes are at the discretion of the delivering hospital. Please share this information with the medical directors of your obstetric and neonatal units. If you would like to submit questions, contact Art Logsdon, ISDH assistant commissioner for Health and Human Services, at

INHEN 2.0 Education Center
HRET Upcoming Webinars
Please find a link to all upcoming HRET upcoming webinars. Be sure to check out the Dec. 10 Obstetrical Harm Webinar from 11 – 12:30 p.m. ET and the Fellowship Webinars on Dec. 16. Note all HEN 2.0 event recordings and 508-compliant presentations are posted to the applicable topic webpage two to three business days after the event. Event recordings are also added to the resource library.

Fellowship Program Details
AHA/HRET is partnering with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) to offer HEN 2.0 fellowship opportunities and deliver key concepts related to the science of improvement to support quality improvement teams involving nurses, physicians, pharmacists and other front-line staff to drive change within their organization.

This program will accommodate both participants new to HEN or quality improvement and those who are experienced in our HEN fellowship through two tracks: experienced action leader fellowship and foundational action leader fellowship. Participants will need to attend eight out of the 10 webinars to receive a certificate. Find more information here.

IHA Falls Webinar Resources Available
IHA held a Falls webinar on Nov. 13. Find resources, PowerPoint and recording here.  

INHEN 2.0 Reminders
INHEN 2.0 Site Visits
Thank you to the participating hospitals who have set up hospital visits with us. IHA must visit all hospitals by Jan. 31, so if you have not scheduled a visit yet, please contact Cheri Goodwin at

Baseline and Monthly Data Reminder
HRET’s Comprehensive Data System (CDS) is open for data entry and reporting, and IHA can assist with migrating HEN 1.0 data into CDS for HEN 2.0 baselines. If you have questions or are interested in migrating your data, please contact Kaitlyn Boller at Aim to have baseline data entered by Dec. 18.

Monthly data entry begins with October data, and November data entry will be available Dec. 1. NHSN baseline and monthly data will populate into CDS if your organization has conferred rights to the AHA/HRET group. Conferring rights instructions can be found in the CDS under Resources. 
Leadership Board Minutes Member Directory Harmony Data Resources Councils Patient Safety
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