Vicki Buchda, Director of Care Improvement
Our AzHHA Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) hospitals continue to refine processes to provide excellent care to our patients. Earlier this month the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recently recognized HIIN work as largely contributing to an 8% decline in hospital-acquired conditions between 2014 and 2016. Approximately 8,000 deaths were prevented and $2.9 billion in healthcare costs were avoided. In Arizona, through the work of the AzHHA HIIN hospitals over the last 20 months, 1,250 harms were prevented and almost $16 million dollars were saved.