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AHHA has partnered with Telligen QI connect to participate in the CMS Hospital Quality Improvement Contract (HQIC) since September 2020. This initiative builds upon the success of the Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) and Hospital Innovations Network (HIIN) Partnership for Patients Initiative.

Since the launch of the Partnership for Patients, in collaboration with many other stakeholders, most U.S. hospitals have demonstrated unprecedented national reductions in harm. We are excited to serve as your partner to:

  • Improve Behavioral Health Outcomes with a focus on decreased opioid misuse

  • Increase Patient Safety with a focus on reduction of harm as well as readmissions

  • Increasing the Quality of Care Transitions to achieve high quality outcomes across the care continuum


  • Comprehensive COVID-19 management support with an emphasis on expanding your hospital’s public health emergency response capabilities

  • An experienced partner – our team offers decades of experience working with hospitals

  • Customized technical assistance and actionable data to include national benchmarking

  • Analytics support and a deep understanding of rural communities and vulnerable populations

  • The opportunity to join learning collaboratives using the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Breakthrough Series Model and collaborate with stakeholders committed to quality improvement across the care continuum.

Working with CMS in the first round of Partnership for Patients, nationally we saved 23,000 patients from harm and reduced $336 million in health care spending.

Participating hospitals will continue our work together to improve patient safety and reduce hospital associated harm.  You can learn more about HQIC and enrollment by contacting Cristan McLain.

A portion of this material was prepared by Telligen, the Hospital Quality Improvement Contractor, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The contents presented do not necessarily reflect CMS policy. This material is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice; it is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. HQIC-TO1-10/20/20-005

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