Hospital Quality Activities

Kentucky hospitals are involved in many different activities to ensure they provide the best quality health care for their patients. Activities provide the latest education, resources and strategies for hospitals to keep patients safe and treat them in the most effective ways.

Kentucky Hospital Quality Initiatives

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Kentucky Hospital Improvement & Innovation Network (K-HIIN) - K-HIIN is part of the Health Research & Educational Trust's (HRET) a two-year contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to continue efforts to reduce hospital-acquired conditions and readmissions. The goal of K-HIIN is to engage Kentucky hospitals in quality improvement programs with the goal to reduce patient harm by 20% and readmissions by 12% by 2020.

K-HIIN are working to improve on 15 quality measures: Adverse Drug Events, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections, Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection, C Difficile, Equity, Falls, MRSA, Pressure Ulcers, Readmissions, Sepsis, Surgical Site Infections, VAE, VTE and Worker Safety.

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KIPSQ - The Kentucky Institute for Patient Safety and Quality is a federally-certified patient safety organization (PSO) that will collect will focus on the statewide collection and analysis of data from hospitals and other health care providers and the dissemination of recommendations for improvement in health care delivery.

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Kentucky Statewide Opioid Stewardship - The Kentucky Hospital Association is partnering with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services as part of the Kentucky Opioid Response Effort (KORE) to launch the Kentucky Statewide Opioid Stewardship program. This initiative will focus on reducing opioid overprescribing, improving safe opioid use, and will provide a mechanism for hospitals to demonstrate their actions and commitments to their patients and communities to combat the state’s opioid epidemic. In addition, this project will provide a voluntary certification opportunity for Kentucky hospitals at the appropriate level for their hospital.

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KHA Effective Communications in Hospitals Initiative - Good medical care depends upon effective communication between doctors and patients.Currently, hospitals face greater than ever challenges in trying to meet the needs of persons with Limited English proficiency (LEP) or who are deaf or hard of hearing. KHA joined the American Hospital Association and the Office for Civil Rights, of the U.S. Health and Human Services Department, in their efforts to overcome those challenges and to address the growing needs of hospitals.

National Hospital Quality Initiatives