Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN)

HAP serves as one of 17 national, regional, or state hospital associations and health system organizations contracted to reduce preventable hospital-associated conditions and readmissions.

HAP helps Pennsylvania hospitals improve quality and safety of patient care

Harm reduction took center stage in 2011 when HAP received its first contract with the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) Partnership for Patients initiative—a nationwide public-private collaboration focusing on reducing preventable hospital-acquired conditions. Originally the Hospital Engagement Network (HAP HEN), followed by HEN 2.0, and finally, HAP's Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HAP HIIN).

HAP HIIN's goals include a 20 percent reduction in all-cause harm: Adverse Drug Events, Postoperative Venous Thromboembolism Prevention, Injury from Falls and Immobility, Pressure Ulcers, Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock Mortality; and Device Related Infections, including CDI, SSI, CAUTI, and CLABSI. HAP HIIN also aims to achieve a 12 percent reduction in all-cause 30-day readmission rates.

To assist hospitals in achieving these goals, HAP utilizes a clinical staff comprised of registered nurses and infection professionals to oversee these specific areas of focus. Armed with experience, the most recent advances in evidence based care, and a data team dedicated to identifying performance and trends, HAP’s project managers use a variety of tools for improving clinical performance. These tools include: one-on-one coaching calls, office hours open call-in times, peer-to-peer support, e-learning modules, webinars, site visits, in-person events, and other personalized forms of education.  

HAP Contacts

For additional information regarding these patient safety initiatives, please contact Robert Shipp, HAP’s vice president, quality and population health. For media inquiries, contact Rachel Moore, director, media relations.


HAP News

July 06, 2020

American Hospital, Medical, Nurses Associations Pen Open Letter to Urge COVID-19 Prevention

Today, the American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association, and the American Nurses Association released a joint open letter to the American public, urging them to continue their efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The letter emphasizes the importance wearing face masks, keeping safe distances, and frequently washing hands.

July 02, 2020

Supreme Court Rules to Keep COVID-19 Disaster Declaration in Place

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ruled in favor of Governor Wolf in his case to determine whether the state General Assembly could overturn the COVID-19 Disaster Declaration. In a 5-to-2 ruling, the court held that a concurrent resolution passed by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and Senate to terminate the declaration must be presented to the governor for his veto or signature per the state’s Constitution.

July 02, 2020

Wolf Administration Expands Masking Order

Yesterday, the Wolf Administration announced that it has expanded its order requiring universal masking in all public spaces. Under the expansion, Pennsylvanians now are required to wear a mask any time they are inside a public place, or are outdoors and unable to practice safe physical distancing.

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