Hospitals may select more than 1 category to participate in if priorities are followed and available funds exist
Hospitals must be able to demonstrate and report measurable outputs/outcomes to the SORH
SHIP funded investments must be prioritized as follows:
First Priority: HCAHPS (CAHs) and ICD-10 (all hospitals) - both of these must be fully implemented and HCAHPS must be publicly reported to Hospital Compare before your hospital can select any other investment options. Priority is not given to one over the other. Your hospital may choose both.
Second Priority: If your hospital is already participating fully in HCAHPS and ICD-10, you may select a different investment listed on the SHIP purchasing menu
Third Priority: If your hospital has already completed ALL investments listed on the SHIP purchasing menu, your hospital may identify an alternative piece of equipment and/or service ONLY IF: a) the purchase will optimally affect your hospital's transformation into an accountable care organization, increase value-based purchasing objectives and/or aid in the adoption of ICD-10; and b) your hospital receives pre-approval from both your state SHIP Coordinator and the appropriate FORHP project coordinator.