IN HEN 2.0

Making Indiana the safest place to receive care

IHA and our member hospitals are continually striving to improve patient safety in Indiana. For proof, look no further than INHEN 2.0 — a hospital engagement network focused on:

  • Collaborating with partners to improve and eliminate patient harm
  • Identifying and spreading best practices among a community of peers
  • Acting as learning cohorts for quality improvement and clinical consent

From September 2015 to 2016, INHEN 2.0, coordinated by IHA’s Patient Safety Center, joined with the American Hospital Association/Health Research & Educational Trust Hospital Engagement Network (AHA/HRET HEN) to continue efforts to reduce preventable hospital-acquired conditions and readmissions.

AHA/HRET was one of 17 national, regional and state hospital associations and health system organizations chosen to receive funding from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to continue the work of the Partnership for Patients ("HEN 1.0") that achieved significant success between 2011 and 2014. AHA/HRET’s HEN represents 1500 hospitals from 34 states and Puerto Rico.

INHEN 2.0 Focus Areas:
97 Indiana hospitals participated in this year-long initiative to improve patient safety measures for all applicable CMS-designated focus areas, including:

  • Adverse drug events (ADEs)
  • Airway safety
  • Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs)
  • Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs)
  • Clostridium difficile infections (C. diff or CDIs)
  • Culture of safety
  • Diagnostic Errors
  • Health care disparities
  • ​Iatrogenic delirium
  • Injuries from falls and immobility
  • Malnutrition in the inpatient setting
  • Multidrug-resistant organisms (MRSA)
  • Person and family engagement (PFE)
  • Pressure ulcers
  • ​Radiation exposure
  • Readmissions
  • Sepsis
  • Surgical site infections (SSIs)
  • Venous thromboembolisms (VTEs)
  • Ventilator-associated events (VAEs)
  • Worker safety

Additional INHEN 2.0 Focus   Areas:

  • Airway Safety
  • C. Diff, including Antibiotic Stewardship
  • Culture of Safety
  • Failure to Rescue
  • Iatrogenic Delirium
  • Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock
  • Undue Exposure to Radiation

Staff participated ineducational meetings, webinars and other coaching opportunities to increase improvement capacity and provided data tracking and reporting for each topic to encourage further awareness and monitoring.

INHEN 2.0 Results: 
Over the course of the last year, INHEN 2.0 helped IHA and Indiana hospitals prevent:

  • More than 3,751 harms, with associated cost savings of $32 million
  • Over 1,200 readmissions
  • More than 1,800 adverse drug events
  • Nearly 100 early elective deliveries

Adams Memorial Hospital

Baptist Health Floyd

Bluffton Regional Medical Center

Cameron Memorial Community Hospital

Clark Memorial Hospital

Columbus Regional Health

Community Heart and Vascular Hospital

Community Hospital (Munster)

Community Hospital Anderson

Community Hospital East

Community Hospital North

Community Hospital of Bremen

Community Hospital South

Community Howard Regional Health

Daviess Community Hospital

Deaconess Hospital

Dearborn County Hospital

Decatur County Memorial Hospital

DeKalb Health

Dukes Memorial Hospital

Dupont Hospital

Elkhart General Hospital

Fayette Regional Health System

Franciscan Health Carmel

Franciscan Health Crawfordsville

Franciscan Health Crown Point

Franciscan Health Dyer

Franciscan Health Hammond

Franciscan Health Indianapolis

Franciscan Health Lafayette

Franciscan Health Michigan City

Franciscan Health Mooresville

Franciscan Health Rensselaer

Franciscan Health Munster

Gibson General Hospital

Greene County General Hospital, Linton

Hancock Regional Hospital, Greenfield

Harrison County Hospital, Corydon

Heart Hospital at Deaconess Gateway, Newburgh

Hendricks Regional Health, Danville

Henry County Hospital, New Castle

Indiana University Health Academic Health Center, Indianapolis

Indiana University Health Arnett Hospital, Lafayette

Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie

Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital

Indiana University Health Blackford Hospital, Hartford City
Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital

Indiana University Health Goshen Hospital

Indiana University Health La Porte Hospital

Indiana University Health North Hospital, Carmel

Indiana University Health Paoli Hospital

Indiana University Health Starke Hospital, Knox

Indiana University Health West Hospital, Avon

Jay County Hospital, Portland

Johnson Memorial Health, Franklin

King's Daughters' Health, Madison

Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw

Logansport Memorial Hospital

Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne

Major Hospital, Shelbyville

Margaret Mary Health, Batesville

Marion General Hospital

Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center, Jasper

Memorial Hospital of South Bend

Methodist Hospitals, Gary and Merrillville

Monroe Hospital, Bloomington

OrthoIndy, Indianapolis

The Orthopedic Hospital at Lutheran Health Network, Fort Wayne

Parkview Health, Fort Wayne

Parkview Huntington Hospital

Parkview LaGrange Hospital

Parkview Noble Hospital, Kendallville

Parkview Ortho Hospital, Fort Wayne

Parkview Wabash Hospital

Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City

Perry County Memorial Hospital, Tell City

Physicians' Medical Center, New Albany

Porter Regional Hospital, Valparaiso

Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac

Putnam County Hospital, Greencastle

Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, Indianapolis

Riverview Health, Noblesville

Rush Memorial Hospital, Rushville

Saint Joseph Health System – Mishawaka Medical Center

Saint Joseph Health System – Plymouth Medical Center

Schneck Medical Center, Seymour

Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital, Indianapolis

St. Catherine Hospital, East Chicago

St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne

St. Mary Medical Center, Hobart

Sullivan County Community Hospital

Terre Haute Regional Hospital

Union Hospital, Terre Haute

Union Hospital Clinton

Unity Medical and Surgical Hospital, Mishawaka

Witham Health Services, Lebanon

Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester