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Unlocking the Power of Patient Safety: The Benefits of Reporting Data to CHPSO  

In the ever-evolving landscape of health care, ensuring the safety of patients remains a paramount concern. Health care organizations are continually striving to enhance patient care and reduce adverse events. Reporting data to patient safety organizations like the Collaborative Healthcare Patient Safety Organization (CHPSO) is a crucial tool in this pursuit. CHPSO, the largest and longest-standing patient safety organization in the United States, boasts over 490 members across 21 states. Its extensive database, housing more than 4 million safety reports, has allowed for the sharing of alerts and lessons learned, contributing to improvements in health care reliability and safety within the CHPSO community. While CHPSO’s primary goal is to enhance patient safety, there are several advantages that accompany the practice of reporting data to CHPSO. They include: 

HQI Convenes Regional Summit on Hospital Workplace Violence 

On Sept. 13, the Hospital Quality Institute (HQI) convened a group of over 30 hospital leaders in Sacramento for a half-day, in-person gathering dedicated to preventing and responding to workplace violence. The event, Hospital Workplace Violence Regional Leadership Summit, followed the release of HQI’s white paper on workplace violence earlier this year. 

Medication and Equipment Shortages During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic posed unprecedented challenges to health care systems worldwide, with medication and equipment shortages emerging as critical issues. To gain insights into how health care organizations navigated these shortages and their impact on patient treatment, CHPSO conducted analyses, drawing from patient safety event records.  

Kamali Jones is HQI’s New Safety & Reliability Clinical Advisor

Kamali Jones has joined HQI as a safety & reliability clinical advisor. Kam is an RN and comes to HQI from Adventist Health, where he served as a clinical education manager for the past five years.  In his role at HQI, Kam will take the lead on member outreach and education, as well as assist […]

Recruitment Continues for Hospital Quality Improvement Platform

Recruitment for HQI’s updated Hospital Quality Improvement Platform (HQIP) — a quality analytics system that consolidates disparate data sources into a single, statewide platform — is continuing, with an emphasis on reconnecting with those hospitals that had expressed interest prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Tackling the Issue of Workplace Violence

Getting physically and verbally abused has become far too commonplace for health care workers. And while these circumstances against health care workers are nothing new, they have steadily increased over the past decade and were further exacerbated by the pandemic.