Collaboratives are topic specific initiatives utilizing defined measures with established goals and objectives. These offerings allow members with similar needs to collaborate around specific improvement opportunities using appropriate PI methodologies. The collaborative structure and process includes a framework for improvement and incorporates evidence-based medicine and leading practices when available. Goal status and ongoing performance of participants is monitored individually and aggregately, and is reported utilizing collaborative dashboards. In 2017, Vizient MidSouth will be offering collaboratives in the areas noted below.
Vizient is one of only two health care organizations in the nation to be awarded both a HIIN and Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) contract. Both of the initiatives, in partnership with CMS, are aimed at helping clinicians and hospitals provide patient-centered quality health care services.
Through 2019, these Hospital Improvement Innovation Networks will work to achieve a 20 percent decrease in overall patient harm and a 12 percent reduction in 30-day hospital readmissions from the 2014 baseline. Specific areas of harm that the HIIN seeks to reduce are:
Efforts to engage patients and address health equity for Medicare beneficiaries will be central to the Hospital Improvement Innovation Networks efforts. CMS will monitor and evaluate the activities of the Hospital Improvement Innovation Networks to ensure that they are generating results and improving patient safety.