Quality Initiatives

HMS is designed to build the capacity to evaluate and improve the care of a broad group of patients not generally targeted in other consortia: the hospitalized medical patient (adult patients not admitted for surgery, obstetric care, psychiatric care, etc.).  The Consortium’s goal is to improve the quality of care for hospitalized medical patients who are at risk for adverse events and aims to do this via the following:  

  • Consortium building - create a network of hospitals across the state working together
  • Tool and process refinement - develop a way to collect clinical data that can be used to support the work of the collaborative
  • Evaluate and understand current practice - use the data to assess how clinical care is being delivered for hospitalized medical patients across the state
  • Implement improvement strategies and evaluate change over the time - support the quality improvement work at the member hospitals as they strive to achieve performance goals