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Iowa Healthcare Collaborative selected for national patient safety initiative


The Iowa Healthcare Collaborative has been selected as one of 17 national, regional or state hospital associations and health system organizations to continue efforts in reducing preventable hospital-acquired conditions and readmissions. Through the Partnership for Patients initiative — a nationwide public-private collaboration that began in 2011 to reduce preventable hospital-acquired conditions by 40 percent and 30-day readmissions by 20 percent — IHC will participate in a second round of Hospital Engagement Networks to continue working to improve patient care in the hospital setting. During its initial three-year project, the IHC’s Hospital Engagement Network prevented an estimated 3,300 cases of potential harm to patients with an estimated saving of $50 million in hospital readmissions for hospital-acquired conditions.

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