Why:

As a partner to IMPAQ International, Cynosure Health is supporting the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Improvement Innovation Networks (HIINs), a $347 million effort involving 16 national, regional, state hospital associations and health system organizations.

Results/Intended Results:

Cynosure Health is proud to have a continuing role on the national Partnership for Patients Program, which has resulted in an estimated 2.1 million fewer patient harms, 87,000 lives saved, and nearly $20 billion in cost savings since 2010 (Source.)

The goals of the HIINs are to reduce overall patient harm by 20 percent and hospital readmissions by 12 percent by the end of 2019.

Approach:

Under the National Content Developer (NCD) project, Cynosure Health will work closely with IMPAQ to develop and lead several “Pacing Events,” designed to engage, inform, and drive action across the HIINs.).

To read more about the PfP and HIINs, please see the CMS press release by clicking here.