Tri-State Hospital Group Partners to Improve Health Care Quality, Patient Safety

The Ohio Hospital Association, New Jersey Hospital Association and The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania announced this week the creation of Q3 Health Innovation Partners, or Q3HIP, a new joint venture to improve health quality and patient safety.

Building on the quality improvement track records of each of the three associations, Q3HIP’s vision is to collaborate in innovative research, quality improvement and population health strategies to advance the health and well-being of 33 million people, including nearly 6 million Medicare beneficiaries, living in New Jersey, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

 “Healthcare is changing rapidly, demanding innovative approaches to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs,” said Mike Abrams, president and CEO of the Ohio Hospital Association. “As a leading organization for healthcare improvement in Ohio, OHA worked to develop this exceptional collaborative to advance best practices with patient care while leveraging the expertise and resources of three state organizations.” Read the full news release here.

The announcement of the new regional entity comes as healthcare stakeholders across the country observe Healthcare Quality Week.