Quality Health Associates, through an arrangement with the North Dakota Hospital Association, provides local leadership for the Health Research and Education Trust Hospital Improvement and Innovation Network (HRET HIIN). Thirty-one North Dakota Hospitals joined Innovate-ND | HRET HIIN to continue efforts to reduce all-cause inpatient harm by 20 percent and readmissions by 12 percent by 2019.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) contracts with 16 organizations across the United States to perform HIIN work including AHA’s Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET). HRET filters this work down to 32 state hospital associations including the North Dakota Hospital Association (NDHA). Through an arrangement with NDHA, QHA is proud and privileged to provide leadership for the HRET HIIN in North Dakota.

PFE Cohort Collaborative
North Dakota and Montana worked together to host a series of Patient and Family Engagement Coaching calls. Here, you can find the slide presentations and recordings of each of the coaching calls.
Readmission Reduction Beyond the Four Walls
Using the Map of Actors activity as a spring board, this series of virtual education events is designed to help hospital teams identify and utilize resources in their community that will facilitate seamless care transitions and readmission reduction.
HRET HIIN Roadshow Recap
This roadshow meeting was designed to promote skill-building that directly applies to hospital-based improvement work with a focus on foundational, crosscutting leadership as well as improvement and change management strategies.
Antibiotic Stewardship Coaching Call and Facilitated Discussion
This live event included an expert panel and discussion, providing valuable information to get your antibiotic stewardship work off the ground.
UP Coaching Series
The UP Campaign is a simple yet comprehensive approach to patient safety and process improvement. It creates momentum throughout an organization and helps front-line staff to executive leadership connect the dots between various measures and strategies for harm reduction – making it possible to impact several HIIN measures at once.