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The Challenge of Sepsis: Avoiding Overthinking the Signs, Symptoms and Delaying Identification – CHPSO Safe Table Forum

In this enlightening session, speaker will delve into the complexities surrounding the timely detection of sepsis, emphasizing the importance of not overanalyzing its signs and symptoms. Sepsis, a global issue, often presents itself in a way that mimics other causes, leading to misdiagnosis or delayed intervention. By addressing this challenge head-on, we aim to equip […]

HQI White Paper on Workforce Violence

In recognition of June 2nd as the national day of awareness to end violence (American Hospital Association, Hospitals Against Violence), HQI is pleased to share a new white paper on hospital workplace violence.

The Healthcare Cyber Threat Landscape: From Digital Risk to Clinical Risk

Cyber-attacks against hospitals and health systems have increased dramatically with the onset of the pandemic as nation state and criminal cyber adversaries have targeted healthcare organizations with a record number of hacks. These attacks involve the theft of massive amounts of patient data and medical research. Most concerning, high impact ransomware attacks have struck hospitals […]

2023 HQI and Hospital Council Annual Conference

Join this statewide gathering of patient safety professionals and enjoy a pre-conference Leadership Summit hosted by Hospital Council Northern & Central California. The 2023 HQI and Hospital Council Annual Conference will offer three keynote addresses, four tracks of breakout sessions, and one can’t-miss opportunity to advance patient safety.

Optimizing Medication Reconciliation and Transitions of Care: Insights from a Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician

Transitions of Care (TOC) pharmacists work closely with patients, caregivers, and other healthcare providers to optimize medication use and ensure medications are affordable for patients at discharge, facilitating seamless patient transitions between healthcare settings. An important part of this process includes medication reconciliation, both at admission and at discharge. A complete and accurate medication reconciliation […]

Medication Reconciliation Process: Cultivating a Gold Standard – CHPSO Safe Table Forum

Medication reconciliation is an essential process in healthcare that plays a crucial role in ensuring patient safety and positive health outcomes. It involves reviewing and verifying a patient’s medication history to ensure accurate and comprehensive medication lists. This process is particularly crucial during care transitions, such as hospital admission or discharge, to avoid medication-related adverse […]

Updated Quality Transparency Dashboards Now Available 

HQI, in cooperation with the Patient Safety Movement Foundation and the California Hospital Association (CHA), creates and distributes quarterly dashboards of publicly available quality data for each CHA acute care member hospital. These model dashboards currently provide information on eight measures, with over 90 total measures on the data tab.