Hospital Engagement Networks participants make big strides in reducing patient harm and readmissions.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
The Hospital Engagement Network initiative serves as an example of engaging health care organizations in a large-scale collaborative effort to raise awareness of certain safety challenges and implement changes to address them. This magazine article reveals insights from hospitals involved in the initiative and reports results as compiled by its organizers, including reductions in early elective deliveries, pressure ulcers, central line–associated infections, ventilator-associated pneumonia, and readmissions.