Initiatives and Impact

Our expertise and commitment to advancing the value and equity of healthcare by spurring innovation and catalyzing alliances, comes to life through our projects and research portfolio. 


Our current quality and value-improvement projects facilitate collaboration across multiple health systems, and are supported by our dedicated research community.


To reduce the negative outcomes of opioid use in the Kansas City region, the Institute partnered with the Missouri Hospital Association, which serves 144 member hospitals. Together, the two organizations collaborated with several groups from across Missouri to replicate an emergency department-initiated opioid overdose program – Engaging Patients in Care Coordination.


Transitions of Care
in Heart Failure

Heart failure is a ‘carousel’ whereby patients with chronic heart failure experience exacerbations that drive them to the emergency department where, more than 80% of the time, they are admitted, treated and discharged, only to be readmitted. To help hospitals, almost a dozen different evidence-based strategies have been identified by the Institute and were implemented across the Kansas City region.

Research Portfolio

If you have interest in submitting a grant or project through the Healthcare Institute for Innovations in Quality, contact us for more information.