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HIIN Huddle

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

"Excellence is not a destination; it is a continuous journey that never ends."
-- Brian Tracy
Upcoming Office Hour Topics:

December 14 - Overview of HIIN Reporting Database
December 21 - How to Use Data to Drive Performance
January 4 - Site Visits Overview (How to prepare and who to invite)
January 11 - Leadership and Physician Engagement
January 25 - Developing and Using HIINnovation Groups
Measure Set Education Series

Your Compass HIIN team will be holding the first of two HIIN Measure Set Education Series on Thursday, January 26, and Thursday, February 2, from 11:00 to 12:30 a.m. The PowerPoint slides will be posted on HIINnovation prior to the webinars.

Part One:
Thursday, January 26th  (11:00 AM to 12:30 PM)

Measures include: PFE, Readmissions, ADE, VTE, Falls and Pressure Ulcers
Register for Part One

Part Two:
Thursday, February 2 (11:00 AM to 12:30 PM)

Measures include: C diff, CAUTI, CLABSI, SSI, VAE, Sepsis, MDRO, Worker Safety, Undue Exposure to Radiation, OB, MBQIP
Register for Part Two

These webinars will be recorded and posted on HIINnovation.

Communities of Practice (CoPs)

Falls Prevention

3rd Tuesday of Every Month at 11:00 AM (Tuesday December 20)

These webinars engage collaborative efforts to share strategies on the implementation of best practices, provide information from hospitals and subject matter experts, and review falls measures

December 20th: Mary Greely Medical Center: Behavioral Health Fall Policies
January 17th: Sandy Swallow with Telligen: Macra and Hospital Falls

Jennifer Creekmur

Readmissions & Care Transitions

4th Tuesday of Every Month at 11:00 AM (Thursday December 15)

These webinars will go over readmissions and care coordination measures, hear from hospitals and community partners, and collaborative to share best practices to improve care transitions.

December 15: Community Memorial Hospital: Engaging Community Partners
February 24: Kate LaFollette with Telligen: Care Coalitions

Kolton Hewlett

Hospital Acquired Infections

1st Tuesday of Every Month at 11:00 AM (Tuesday, January 3)

In Collaboration with IDPH and Telligen, these webinars will work through the HAI HIIN measures, provide new information regarding HAIs, and review various tips and tricks.

January 3: Antimicrobial Stewardship

Erin Hansman

Person & Family Engagement

2nd Thursday of Every Other Month at 11:00 AM (Thursday, January 12)

This education series will focus on implementation of best practices to achieve PFE goals. Each webinar will focus on a specific PFE metric and share a success story.

January 12th: CoP Kick-Off & Waverly Health Center

Kady Reese

To register for a Community of Practice, visit the "Events" tab in HIINnovation!

INR Greater Than 5 Quality Improvement Project

Part II of our 3-part INR QI Project, provided by our faculty Pharmacist Dr. Brian Isetts, will be Thursday, January 19, 2017. The webinars are 30 minutes followed by coaching for a limited amount of hospitals.

Contact Jennifer Creekmur ( if you want to get involved in this project.

More information available on HIINnovation, join our INR >5 Group!

Site Visits
Improvement Advisors will be completing site visits with all hospitals throughout January and February. Please reach out to your Improvement Advisor for assistance with measure selection, NHSN access and reporting,  assistance completing work plans, and selecting measures.
South Dakota Hospitals
Jennifer Kok is looking to connect with each of the South Dakota Compass HIIN Hospitals starting Dec. 15th continuing through December 23rd or after Christmas if needed.  Please contact Jennifer ( or 605-496-7763) to schedule a time if you haven’t done so already.  Please consider inviting your Infection Control designee (if that is not you) due to the strong emphasis on NHSN.
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