Hospital Improvement Innovation Network

The Hospital Improvement Innovation Network builds upon the collective momentum of the Hospital Engagement Networks and Quality Improvement Organizations to reduce patient harm and readmissions. This is part of a broader effort to transform our health care system into one that works better for the American people and for the Medicare program.

Since 2011, the Missouri HEN has resulted in more than 10,600 harms prevented and $98.4 million saved for participating Missouri hospitals. Of MHA participating hospitals recently surveyed, 100 percent indicated HEN work either was directly responsible, or a contributor to, improved quality and safety within their organization. Some of the greatest benefits of the Missouri HEN projects were listed as:

  • With the HEN, we have created a safer environment for our patients.
  • The HEN project offers guidance, tools and resources to be successful within your organization.
  • The multitudes of information available and assistance through MHA and other hospitals.
  • The educational opportunities are instrumental.
  • The ideas generated from HEN were implementable without huge investments of money.

The HRET HIIN will work to reduce overall hospital-acquired conditions by 20 percent and 30-day hospital readmissions by 12 percent, building on the success of the Partnership for Patients Hospital Engagement Networks and Quality Improvement Organizations.

MHA "Zero Heroes" Club
MHA congratulates the following HIIN-participating hospitals with the most zero harm measures reported. These organizations have either achieved and/or sustained a zero rate of harm, and are in the top 10 percent of HIIN-participating hospitals. Congratulations to the “Zero Heroes” for the month of November!
  • Carroll County Memorial Hospital
  • Cooper County Memorial Hospital
  • Harrison County Community Hospital
  • Iron County Medical Center
  • Madison Medical Center
  • Osage Beach Center for Cognitive Disorders
  • Southeast Health Center of Ripley County
  • Sullivan County Memorial Hospital


  • Links
  • QI & Data Resources
  • Past Events
  • Additional Resources

HRET HIIN board training videos can be accessed at the following links.


  • Module 1: Board's Role in Quality Improvement and Eliminating Patient Harm
  • Module 2: Improving Quality and Eliminating Patient Harm
  • Module 3: Alignment of Quality and Safety with Financial Performance
  • Module 4: Collect and Review Meaningful Data to Keep Pace in a Changing Landscape

SME Monthly Spotlight

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Project

MHA Hospital Leadership and Quality Assessment Tool Survey Project

MHA SafeCulture Accelerator Project

QI Resources

Data Resources

Qualaris Audit Tool Projects

2018 HIIN Huddle Webinars
2017 HIIN Huddle Webinars
South Central HIINergy Group
Additional HIIN Webinars