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HIIN Huddle

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
"Unity is strength...when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved." -- Mattie Stepanek
Weekly Focus
Nov 7-11: Work Plans (Best Practice Bundles, Performance Improvement Tools, & IHC Assistance)
Nov 14-18: Aim Statements (How to align your quality with your mission, vision, & values)
Nov 21-25: Aim Statements (How to set SMART goals & communicate QI goals with entire hospital)
Activities for HIIN Success:
  • Work with your hospital CEO to complete and return the charter to secure your participation in the Compass HIIN.
  • Print your current work plan on the HEN database and start to update the information to prepare it for the HIIN database work plan.
  • Get familiar with the HIIN Measures and HIIN toolkit.
  • Distribute the toolkit to the team members involved in each measure. Ensure that they are familiar with the measure and the resources available.
  • Participate in the Wednesday Zoom meetings, What’s Up Call and HAI and Falls Prevention Community of Practices.
  • Participate on HIINovation. This is where you will find all registration links and new information for Compass HIIN.
  • Read your Drumbeat Newsletter.
  • Know about the run charts, goal reports and CEO Dashboard. If you are not familiar with these, schedule a phone call with your Improvement Advisor to learn more.
  • Schedule a site visit with your Improvement Advisor in the next few months.
Thank you all for your continued commitment to improving patient safety and healthcare quality. We look forward to working with you throughout the next three years. 
Have you started on your Work Plan?
The Work Plan is intended to capture current work as it is implemented in your hospital.  The Compass HIIN project is about deploying best practices and spreading the successes to drive improvement. The Work Plan will be completed on the HIIN Reporting Database once it is made available, but for now, you can start my filling out the preparation template below:
Hospital Information
•    The Primary HIIN Contact . . . is the point of contact for your hospital for HIIN.
•    The Quality Lead . . . is the person overall responsible for quality improvement at your hospital.
•    The Infection Preventionist . . . is the person overall responsible for infection control at your hospital.

What is a Champion?
A Champion is…a physician leader, clinical leader, or front-line staff that actively participates in the quality improvement initiative by working with staff to develop best practice bundles and actions. This person will be driving the project team to reach the goals.
What is a Bedside Best Practice Leader?
A Bedside Best Practice Leader is…the subject matter expert and “go-to” person for the Champion and the rest of the hospital on the topic. The Best Practice Leader(s) at the Bedside will utilize selected best practice resources to coach staff at the bedside.
Compass HIIN Toolkit Now Available!
The Compass HIIN Toolkit was finalized last week and sent out to hospitals. This toolkit provides instructions on data reporting, data sources, reporting deadlines, measure instructions, how to run reports, measure resources, tips and tricks, and more!

Click here to download the Compass HIIN Toolkit
Click here to download te Compass HIIN Measure Set

Image of the Compass HIIN Team with their picture, name, title, phone number, and email address. At the top, is says "Your Compass HIIN Team" in red text with the word "Compass HIIN" as the Compass HIIN logo and "We are here for you" in blue text. Jennifer Brockman, RN, BSN, Compass HIIN Program Director, 515-283-9371; Kolton Hewlett, BHA, Program Specialist, 515-283-9375, Jennifer Creekmur, RN, BSN, CPHQ, Improvement Advisor, 515-283-9304, Luke Neitzel, BA, Program Specialist, 515-283-9375,
"Join the Discussion" in red text with "HIINnovation" in blue text. HIINnovation is the social media platform for hospitals to share information and get resources.
Upcoming Events:

Zoom Office Hours - Every Wednesday at 11:00 AM CST
SIM Learning Community - November 9th, 2016 at 8:00 AM CST
Falls Prevention Community of Practice – November 15th, 2016 at 11:00 AM CST
HIIN Virtual Learning Community - December 1st, 2016 at 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM CST

December What's Up Call - December 6, 
2016 at 11:00 AM CST
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