September 30, 2015

CT hospitals continue in program to reduce hospital-acquired conditions

Connecticut hospitals have been selected to continue efforts to reduce preventable hospital-acquired conditions and readmissions through the American Hospital Association/Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) Hospital Engagement Network Partnership for Patients initiative.

In December 2014, the Connecticut Hospital Association and Connecticut hospitals completed participation in the first round of the program. Connecticut was a consistently top-performing state, CHA said in a news release.

In its summary, HRET estimated that Connecticut reduced events of preventable harm by 9 percent, with more than 13,400 events prevented over the course of the project.

Connecticut is one of many state hospital associations and health system organizations included for round two of this program, CHA said.

CHA will coordinate Connecticut hospital participation, continuing to use the high reliability methods that have been adopted across Connecticut healthcare organizations.

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