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Health Research & Educational Trust

Welcome to the HRET Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN)!

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services awarded the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) a two-year HIIN contract (with an optional third year based on performance), to continue efforts to reduce all-cause inpatient harm by 20 percent and readmissions by 12 percent by 2019.

According to AHRQ, an estimated 125,000 fewer patients died in the hospital and approximately $28 billion in health care costs were saved as a result of reductions in Hospital Acquired Conditions.  This was largely due to the work of hospitals that participated in the Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) and HEN 2.0.

Get Involved! Join the HRET HIIN Fellowship Program

HRET HIIN offers two unique fellowship opportunities free of cost to participating HRET HIIN hospitals and partners. Click here for more information and to sign up.

Quality Improvement Fellowship

Delivers key concepts and strategies related to enhancing patient care and supporting quality improvement. There are two tracks: Foundations for Change (new to QI) and Accelerating Improvement (experienced with QI). This fellowship is excellent for anyone on a care team, including nurses, physicians, pharmacists and other front-line staff

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Patient and Family Engagement Fellowship

Covers all aspects of engaging patients, families and caregivers in a health care setting. This fellowship will explore the importance of Patient and Family Advisory Councils, health literacy and involve executive leadership and governance in PFE.

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Get Connected! Join the HRET HIIN LISTSERV® Mailing Lists

HRET HIIN has 9 topic-specific LISTSERV® Mailing Lists that provide answers to your questions from subject matter experts, resources, upcoming events, peer-to-peer networking and shared innovative approaches to reduce harm.  Participating HRET HIIN hospitals and partners are welcome to join any or all of the LISTSERV®.

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Get Results! Utilize HRET HIIN Data Tools

The HRET HIIN project provides data tools to support you:

Encyclopedia of Measures (EOM)

The EOM is the measure reference guide for core evaluation and additional required topic measures.

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Comprehensive Data System

The secure, web-based collection and reporting system that hospitals use for HIIN. For instructions on how to access the CDS, there is a CDS Quick Start Guide for hospitals that are NEW to CDS, and for Returning hospitals.

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Comprehensive Data System Report

Learn how to view and track your data to drive improvement

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Check out the New HIIN Data Video Tutorials!

These short 7-10 minute video snippets on our data page are easy to follow guides on our data tools that allow you to binge watch the whole series, or simply select the individual topic that interests you now, and come back later for the rest! Our first release is a series of 4 video tutorials that provide a demonstration of the Comprehensive Data System (CDS).

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