Welcome to the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative!
The Iowa Healthcare Collaborative (IHC) is a provider-led and patient-focused nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting a culture of continuous improvement in healthcare. IHC's mission is exceptional healthcare in Iowa. IHC plays a unique role in putting healthcare providers (doctors, nurses and hospital executives) in a leadership position to drive clinical improvements and accelerate change.
Registration Now Open for HEN Learning Community VI
You can now register for the June HEN Learning Community (LC) VI on June 4, 2013 at the Meadows Event & Conference Center in Altoona, IA. The LC keynote will feature a presentation from Kathy Duncan with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). Additional breakouts will include information on care coordination to reduce readmissions, adverse drug events, falls prevention, and pressure ulcers.
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Click here to register online
IHC Awarded ABIM Foundation Choosing Wisely Grant
The ABIM Foundation announced 21 recipients of grants to regional health collaboratives, medical specialties, and specialty societies to extend the Choosing Wisely campaign. IHC was awarded the two year grant to further advance the campaign across Iowa, made possible through generous support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Choosing Wisely campaign promotes the crucial conversations between physicians and patients about overuse of medical tests and procedures. National organizations representing medical specialties identified tests or procedures commonly used in their field where the necessity should be questioned. Click here for more information and additional linked resources.
This is the official reporting database for the hospitals participating in the IHC Hospital Engagement Network (HEN). Hospitals will report process and outcome metrics monthly through the database. As it has been stated before, the hospitals in the IHC HEN will track their measures for in house ONLY to drive process improvement. This information will not be used for comparable public reporting. Each hospital has identified a point of contact for completing the reporting of the HEN. If you would like to know who your hospital contact is, please contact us and we can provide you with that information. Below is a How-To Demonstration video of the Database and a How-To Navigation Guide PDF document.