This year, as part of the CHPSO annual report we provided feedback on the quality of the data submitted to CHPSO. This is part of a larger effort to improve our ability to develop our signal detection methods and other advanced analytic capacities in the CHPSO database. In the Data Quality section of the CHPSO annual report we provided definitions of various data fields, the rational for submitting certain fields to the Patient Safety Organization (PSO), along with the breakdown of the frequency of null fields for specific data elements.
As national leaders in the patient safety arena, HQI and its affiliate, Collaborative Healthcare Patient Safety Organization (CHPSO) are continually pursuing efforts to eliminate patient harm. We are always looking for new and innovative methods and partners and viewing patient safety issues through different lenses has always been an HQI/CHPSO attribute.
Due to increased hospital workload and delays in data reporting as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, HQI is delaying the release of updated Quality Transparency Dashboards until the third quarter of 2020.
CHPSO, a division of HQI, has changed its name to the Collaborative Healthcare Patient Safety Organization. The change, which took effect Jan. 29, was made in order to better reflect the organization’s membership. The organization remains dedicated to eliminating preventable harm and improving the quality of health care delivery in hospitals.
Sarah A. Bajorek, PharmD, BCACP Mithu Molla, MD, MBA UC Davis Health The University of California Davis Medical Center is a tertiary, 627-bed urban academic medical center that provides care to the Sacramento and northern California region. With a growing awareness of sentinel safety events related to medication errors, an internal assessment in 2015 gave us greater […]
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Dignity Health Medical Group
Dignity Health has a robust virtual care program, which was started in 2008. However, we have seen an explosion in virtual activity since the COVID-19 crisis in March 2020. The teamwork and dedication of our clinicians, leadership, and staff allowed us to meet the needs of our patients amid COVID-19. One of our long-term goals was implementing convenient virtual visits for all 200+ Dignity Health Medical Foundation clinics. Fast-forward to March 2020 and COVID-19 skyrocketed that goal into a reality much quicker than originally anticipated.
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.
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