Partnership for Patients

Partnership for Patients
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid
Services Partnership for Patients

AMSN has pledged support of the Partnership for Patients Initiative, a public-private partnership working to improve the quality, safety and affordability of health care for all Americans.

The Partnership for Patients is a public-private partnership working to improve the quality, safety and affordability of health care for all Americans.

Physicians, nurses, hospitals, employers, patients and their advocates, and the federal and State governments have joined together to form the Partnership for Patients.

The Partnership for Patients and its over 3,700 participating hospitals are focused on making hospital care safer, more reliable, and less costly through the achievement of two goals:

  1. Making Care Safer. By the end of 2013, preventable hospital-acquired conditions would decrease by 40% compared to 2010.
  2. Improving Care Transitions. By the end of 2013, preventable complications during a transition from one care setting to another would be decreased so that all hospital readmissions would be reduced by 20% compared to 2010.

Learn more about the Partnership for Patients initiative, including more information about who is in the Partnership, what the Partnership is about, and key elements of the Partnership by visiting the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Partnership for Patients Website.

Resources for Partnership for Patients

Hospital Acquired Conditions

Healthcare-Associated Infections

Do the WAVE: Wash hands, Ask questions, Vaccinate, Ensure safety to help prevent healthcare-associated infections. WAVE resources are listed below:

Hospital Leadership and Organizational Culture

The Partnership for Patients works through the Hospital Engagement Networks (HENs) to support systematic improvements in hospital leadership, culture, and patient and family engagement as cornerstones to improve patient safety.

Readmissions and Care Transitions

Care transitions refer to movement of patients from one health care provider or setting to another. Seamless care transitions require thoughtful collaboration among hospitals, community-based organizations, long-term and post-acute care providers, patient caregivers, and patients themselves.

  • Readmissions and Care Transitions
  • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation provides a free online continuing education program informing nurses and physicians about the drivers of avoidable hospital readmissions and how improved care transitions may reduce avoidable readmissions. The program describes innovative care models that are helping people safely transition from hospital to home. The continuing education program is just one resource available from the Care About Your Care program/website – an overall effort to focus attention on what people can do to provide and receive better health care.

Additional Resources and Information