​​​​​​​​​Generic-Callout.pngTogether, we can reduce inpatient harm and readmissions.

The Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET) Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) is comprised of more than 1,600 hospitals, including more than 100 from Indiana, and 32 state hospital associations nationwide. The overarching goal of the HIIN is to decrease inpatient harm by 20 percent and readmissions by 12 percent by 2019.

Sound ambitious? It is. But IHA believes it is a goal that hospitals can achieve. In fact, from 2010 to 2015, the AHRQ reported an estimated 125,000 fewer patients deaths in the hospital and approximately $28 billion in health care costs saved. These reductions occurred during hospital's concerted efforts to reduce adverse events under the Hospital Engagement Network (HEN and HEN 2.0), the precursor to the HIIN.

By participating in the HIIN, hospitals can build upon the positive momentum of HEN and HEN 2.0 to make hospitals and patients safer everyday. Hospitals participating in HIIN will receive access to technical assistance, educational opportunities, training, resources and learning collaboration in the following areas:

  • 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


Monthly HIIN Calls
On the first Tuesday of each month, the Indiana Patient Safety Center (IPSC) conducts a monthly call for our participating HIIN hospitals. These calls will cover a wide range of HIIN-related topics including: HIIN news, harm topics, success stories, data, upcoming events, and what the IPSC can do to help you be successful. If you would like the login info​rmation for these monthly calls, please email Casey Hutchens​

March 2020 HIIN Monthly Call  - listen to the call below
The call spotlighted:

  • ADE Opioids - Methodist Hospitals
  • CDI - Saint Joseph Health System Mushawaka
  • SSI - Columbus Regional Hospital
  • PFE - Memorial Hospital & Health Center

​​​​​​​For more information and additional resources regarding HIIN, email Karin Kennedy or visit the HIIN website.

For information on the previous version of the HIIN initiative, HEN 2.0 visit our HEN 2.0 site

Data Submission Schedule Now Available

In an effort to assist you in your data needs, IHA has created a data submission schedule​. Please view the schedule and add the dates to your calendar. If you have any que​stions, your IHA key contact will be happy to help. 

View our HIIN Improvement Calculator Demo Webinar slides he​re and the r​ecording of the webinar here


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 Micigan City 

Franciscan Health Mooresville


Franciscan Health Munster

Franciscan Health Rensselaer

Gibson General Hospital

Good Samaritan

Goshen Health

Greene Count​y General Hospital

Hancock Regional Hospital

Harrison County Hospital

Heart Hospital at Deaconess Gateway

Hendricks Regional Health

Henry County Community Health

Jay County Hospital

Johnson Memorial Hospital

King's Daughters' Health

Kosciusko Community Hospital

Logansport Memorial Hospital

Lutheran Hospital of Indiana

Major Hospital

Margaret Mary Health

Marion General Hospital

Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center

Memorial Hospital of South Bend

Methodist Hospitals, Northlake and Southlake Campuses

Monroe Hospital

Parkview Huntington Hospital

Parkview LaGrange Hospital

Parkview Noble Hospital

Parkview Ortho Hospital

Parkview Regional Medical Center

Parkview Wabash Hospital

Parkview Whitley Hospital

Perry County Memorial Hospital ​



Physicians' Medical Center

Porter Regional Hospital

Pulaski Memorial Hospital

Putnam County Hospital

Rehabilitation of Fort Wayne

Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center

Riverview Health

Rush Memorial Hospital

Saint Joseph's Mishawaka Medical Center

Saint Joseph's Plymouth Medical Center

Schneck Medical Center

Scott Memorial Hospital

Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital

Southern Indiana Rehabilitation Hospital

St. Catherine Hospital

St. Joseph Hospital

St. Vincent Evansville

St. Vincent Fishers

St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana 

St. Vincent Indianapolis

St. Vincent Jennings

St. Vincent Mercy

St. Vincent Randolph

St. Vincent Salem

Terre Haute Regional Hospital

The Orthopedic Hospital of Lutheran Health Network

The Women's Hospital

Union Hospital

Union Hospital Clinton

Unity Medical and Surgical Hospital

Witham Health Services

Woodlawn Hospital