The CHPSO 2019 Annual Report was released on May 13, 2020. This report, which covers the period of January 1–December 31, 2020, focuses on CHPSO’s year in review with highlights for 2020. The report is available here.
The Collaborative Healthcare Patient Safety Organization (CHPSO) and the Hospital Quality Institute (HQI) celebrated Patient Safety Awareness Week with a series of very well attended and highly informative webinars. Many organizations took advantage of these educational offerings as opportunities to bring multidisciplinary teams together to learn more about these important patient safety and quality improvement topics. If you missed these sessions, we encourage you to take advantage of the recordings and associated materials. Here are recaps of each of the five webinars:
A recent webinar addressing how health care professionals can support their peers in need has been recorded and is now available online.
After historic low rates in 2000-2001, California is seeing a resurgence of congenital syphilis. Naturally, congenital syphilis rates closely mirror primary and secondary syphilis rates among females aged 15-44.
Postpartum depression and other perinatal mood and anxiety disorders are the most common complication of childbirth, affecting approximately one in five birthing women, with prevalence rates even higher in low-income communities and communities of color. Unfortunately, few women are diagnosed and even fewer receive treatment.
HQI, in cooperation with the Patient Safety Movement Foundation and the California Hospital Association, creates and distributes quarterly dashboards of publicly available quality data for each California Hospital Association acute-care member hospital. These model dashboards currently provide information on eight measures:
As one of the many complementary services offered to members, CHPSO hosts a regularly scheduled Legal Counsel Discussion Group Call designed to support an ongoing exploration of the legal privileges and challenges of the Patient Safety & Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (PSQIA). These calls, which are typically held quarterly, are designed to assist our members and […]
About twice a month, CHPSO hosts a Safe Table forum focused on a specific clinical topic. These members-only forums are designed to empower providers to engage in robust, meaningful patient safety and quality improvement activities. The group explores situations in which there are systematic concerns or issues that member organizations have encountered and the opportunity […]
While California hospitals have made strides in improving overall maternity care, we continue to witness strong racial disparities in maternal mortality and morbidity in our state — as in the rest of the nation. Disparities persist even after accounting for age, income, education, health insurance status, and other socio-economic attributes, and evidence points to implicit bias and racism as major factors in these inequities.