IHI, Catholic Health Partners Form Partnership

John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media , December 6, 2010

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement and Catholic Health Partners have announced that they have formed a partnership to reduce preventable harm throughout CHP's nine regional health systems.

Cambridge, MA-based IHI will work with CHP—the largest health system in Ohio, and with 34 hospitals in Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and Pennsylvania—on a large-scale patient safety initiative in model hospitals to spread best practice improvements across the CHP organization.

The independent, not-for-profit IHI and CHP have already began the first phase of the partnership, which is based on the Institute of Medicine's six Aims for Improvement—healthcare that is safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient and equitable.

"This partnership with Catholic Health Partners provides an extraordinary opportunity to take evidence-based improvements to scale in the states served by Catholic Health Partners," said IHI President/CEO Maureen Bisognano. "We look forward to implementing this initiative and drawing on IHI's wealth of experience in spreading proven improvement practices across the United States and around the world."

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