HRET HIIN Roadshow attracts 40-plus in Dallas

Attendees at yesterday’s HRET HIIN Roadshow.

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation joined forces with the Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET) Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) roadshow yesterday at the DFW Airport Marriott Hotel in Irving. The all-day workshop detailed high-reliability organizations and leadership engagement to 40-plus attendees from hospitals across North Texas.

The workshop sessions promoted skill building that directly applies to hospital-based improvement.

“We wanted to challenge healthcare employees and encourage management strategies with proven success,” said Patti Taylor, director of quality and patient safety at the DFWHC Foundation. “This kind of peer-to-peer networking that utilizes past hospital experience is a great exercise for employees, with the aim of identifying successful strategies to overcome today’s healthcare challenges.”

HIIN is a nationwide effort to reduce preventable hospital-acquired conditions and hospital readmissions. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services awarded HRET a two-year HIIN contract to continue efforts to reduce inpatient harm by 20 percent and readmissions by 12 percent by 2019.

The HRET HIIN is the largest and most diverse HIIN with over 1,600 participating hospitals and 32 state hospital associations. The DFWHC Foundation is one of the association participants.

For information, please contact Patti at [email protected].