Minnesota Hospital Association

Quality & Patient Safety

Hospital Improvement Innovation Network

The Partnership for Patients (PfP) is a nationwide public-private collaboration that began in 2011 to reduce preventable hospital-acquired conditions and readmissions. MHA has been involved with PfP since its inception, serving as a national leader and significantly reducing hospital-acquired conditions. Building on more than 15 years of quality improvement work at MHA, hospitals and health systems across the state have made significant progress toward reducing hospital-acquired conditions and readmissions, as well as reducing harm across the board.     

From 2011-16, MHA was selected for both the first round and second round of Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) funding awarded by PfP. From 2016-19, MHA was selected to receive Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) funding awarded by PfP. Through 2019, the MHA HIIN will work to achieve a 20 percent decrease in overall patient harm and a 12 percent reduction in 30-day hospital readmissions. Efforts to address health equity for Medicare beneficiaries are central to HIIN efforts.     

Visit the quality and patient safety improvement topics section of the MHA website to learn more about specific patient safety topic areas.