Newsroom & Reports

CHPSO Annual Report Now Available 

In case you missed it, CHPSO recently released its 2021 Annual Report.   The report details our activities and provides a look at CHPSO’s most significant work on your behalf.  

HQI Cares: Implementing BETA HEART® Now Enrolling Hospitals for 2023

HQI Cares: Implementing BETA HEART, HQI’s program to help hospitals develop reliable, sustainable cultures of patient safety and systems of care for the caregivers, is progressing well in the inaugural cohort of 24 hospitals.    Hospital enrollment is now open for 2023. If you’d like to discuss the program’s benefits and the potential enrollment of your […]

Lessons Learned: Ambulatory Patient Safety

“Despite the fact that the vast majority of health care takes place in the outpatient, or ambulatory care, setting, efforts to improve safety have mostly focused on the inpatient setting.”1  This was the topic of discussion in August when CHPSO and HQI were privileged to share the arena with Anjana Sharma, MD, an assistant professor […]

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, and over 80 total measures on the data tab.   

Ask CHPSO: Learning More about CHPSOData

Here are a few questions and answers about the new CHPSOData platform.  What is the CHPSOData platform?  CHPSO has partnered with SpeedTrack to create CHPSOData, a new event reporting and analytics platform that will replace the current system administered through NextPlane/Press Ganey. This new solution will provide members with multifactor authentication, streamlined safety event reporting, […]

ALERT: Data Show Higher Preeclampsia / Eclampsia Risk Among Pregnant Patients with COVID-19

The Hospital Quality Institute’s (HQI) Sentinel Signal Detection System has alerted HQI to notify California member hospitals about significantly higher preeclampsia/eclampsia risk identified among pregnant patients with evidence of concurrent COVID‑19 infection during 2020-2021. Specifically, the below figure shows extended periods from April 2020 to June 2021 during which the probability of preeclampsia/eclampsia diagnosis was […]

August 2021 Report

This is the second report from HQI’s sentinel signal detection systems. The top alerts for HQIP (July-November 2020) and CHPSO (October-December 2020) are as follows: To dive deeper into the HQIP and CHPSO signals driving these top alerts, read the full report below. More details on the methodology used in the signal detection systems and prior reports […]

January 2022 Report

This  is the third report of findings from HQI’s two sentinel signal detection systems. The systems automatically detect abnormal changes (i.e., signals) in the incidence of diagnosis codes from hospital discharge records in the Hospital Quality Improvement Platform (HQIP), as well as term frequencies from the Collaborative Healthcare Patient Safety Organization (CHPSO) safety reports. The key alerts […]