Partnership for Patients - NevadaHealthInsight has joined a growing number of public and private organizations across the nation that have pledged their commitment to working together to stop millions of preventable healthcare-associated injuries and complications over the next three years.
The Partnership for Patients: Better Care, Lower Costs, was announced by the US Department of Health and Human Services in April 2011. The Partnership for Patients brings together leaders of major hospitals, employers, health plans, physicians, nurses, and patient advocates along with State and Federal governments in a shared effort to make hospital care safer, more reliable, and less costly.
Participants have pledged their commitment to achieve the Partnership's two core goals by the end of 2013:
- Keeping patients from getting injured or sicker. Accidents happen, and too often patients in hospitals experience preventable harm. The Partnership seeks to increase efforts to prevent harm to patients in hospitals. By the end of 2013, preventable hospital-acquired conditions will decrease by 40% compared to 2010.
- Helping patients heal without complication. Patients are often at their most vulnerable when leaving the hospital to continue healing at home, in an assisted living facility, or in another care setting. The Partnership seeks to improve continuity and effectiveness of care during transitions from one care setting to another and decrease preventable hospital readmissions within 30 days of discharge. By the end of 2013, preventable complications during a transition from one care setting to another will be decreased and all hospital readmissions will be reduced by 20% compared to 2010.
Progressive Hospital receives their PfP/HEN
Participation Banner that now hangs in their
Achieving the goals of the Partnership for Patients will take the combined effort of many key stakeholders across the health care system – physicians, nurses, hospitals, health plans, employers and unions, patients and their advocates, as well as the Federal and State governments. Many important stakeholders have already pledged to join this Partnership in a shared effort to save thousands of lives, stop millions of injuries and take important steps toward a more dependable and affordable health care system.
Participants in the Partnership -- which also outlines a significant role for consumers, communities and patient organizations -- pledge to join in a shared effort to save thousands of lives, stop millions of injuries, and take important steps toward a more dependable and affordable healthcare system.
To learn more, visit: http://www.healthcare.gov/center/programs/partnership/join/index.html