Our Collaboration Each of our organizations have been engaged in improving healthcare quality and patient safety under the federal Partnership for Patients initiative. We believe a regional focus and the collective expertise of our organizations can create even greater impact in improving health for our patients and communities. Past focus areas under CMS’ Partnership for Patients have included efforts to reduce post-surgical infections, medication errors, patient falls, pressure injuries and readmissions within 30 days following a hospital stay. Between 2010 and 2014, the collective work of this national effort reduced the incidence of these complications by 21 percent, resulting in $28 billion in healthcare cost savings. While previous efforts have focused on quality healthcare for older adults, Q3HIP envisions a broader focus into areas including maternal health and opioid stewardship. Q3HIP will engage hospitals and other healthcare providers in all three states in a collaborative framework that employs shared best practices, tools and models; insight from expert faculty; data reporting and benchmarking to measure progress or identify gaps; and an “all share, all learn” culture where organizations advance knowledge together toward better care and patient outcomes.