From 2011- 2019, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded the Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) and the Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) contracts to the American Hospital Association (AHA)/Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) with the aim to identify best practices proven to reduce hospital-acquired conditions with the objective of spreading them to other hospitals and health care providers. These networks were a key element of the Partnership for Patients (PfP) campaign to improve the quality, safety and affordability of health care.
Cynosure Health was a proud partner to AHA-HRET and supported the 34 state hospital associations and more than 1600 hospitals participating. Our team of improvement and physician advisors developed and delivered both clinical and improvement content, coached and mentored state hospital associations, hospitals leaders and staff in this continued effort of reducing patient harm. Cynosure Health is proud to have a continuing had a 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.)
Cynosure Health provided technical assistance, educational opportunities, training, resources and learning collaboratives in the following target areas to help achieve this goal:
Adverse Drug Event (ADE)
Airway Safety*
Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI)
Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI)
Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI)*
Culture of Safety*
Diagnostic Errors*
Injuries from Falls and Immobility
Health Care Disparities*
Iatrogenic Delirium*
Malnutrition in the Inpatient Setting
Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms* (such as VRE – Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus, CRE-Carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae, and MRSA- Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)
Patient and Family Engagement (PFE)*
Pressure Ulcers/Injuries (PrU)
Radiation Exposure*
Surgical Site Infection (SSI)
Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)
Ventilator-Associated Event (VAE)