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Over 400 in attendance at SIM Conference

The Iowa Healthcare Collaborative sponsored the Iowa State Innovation Model (SIM) conference on August 18.  The SIM initiative is a federally sponsored program through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI).  This four year program works to advance population-based healthcare transformation through alignment of provider, public health, and payer strategies focused on the Iowa Medicaid population.  A broad, diverse group with over 400 attendees representing the provider, public health and payer communities attended this meeting. 

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TeamSTEPPS Kick-Off

Thank you to those of you who were able to participate in our recent TeamSTEPPS Community of Practice  Kick-Off webinar!  For those of you who were unable to join us, reach out for a recording of this webinar.

We are very excited to move forward with this group and begin the work to further TeamSTEPPS in Iowa.

Our next webinar is being held October 1. For more information and to sign up, please contact Kady Hodges at

HEN 2.0 Draft Measures

The purpose of the HEN is to achieve voluntary hospital participation and is an entity endorsed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as part of its Partnership for Patients (PfP) initiative. The Iowa Healthcare Collaborative was awarded the sole Iowa-based HEN contract to serve hospitals to advance the initial PfP campaign.

We provide training and technical assistance to facilitate hospital adoption of evidence-based clinical practices that improve safety and care coordination in 10 target areas.

Read through a copy of the HEN 2.0 draft measures and more here on our resource page.
Save the Date!
Mark your calendar for our next HEN in person Learning Community is being held November 11 at The Meadows Event Center in Altoona.

Our next What's Up Call is scheduled for September 8, 10:00am CT. Email Susan O'Brien, for call-in information.

Our clinical coordinators Jennifer Brockman, and Cyndi Schmidt, are here to assist you with your efforts. Reach out to them!

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