Adding to the growing list of safety checklists, the newly released “Checklists to Improve Patient Safety” focuses on 10 quality improvement areas targeted by the federal government’s hospital engagement networks (HEN), Hospitals & Health Networks Daily reported.
Back in December 2011, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services awarded $218 million to 26 hospital organizations to operate HENs and share best practices and lessons learned as they implement various strategies.
The Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET), which developed 10 new checklists, runs the largest HEN that includes about 1,500 hospitals and 31 state hospital associations, H&HN Daily noted.
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