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.
Early adoption has surged for HQI’s new Hospital Quality Improvement Platform — a quality analytics system that consolidates disparate data sources into a single, statewide platform. The platform is available free of charge to all California Hospital Association members.
Since launching in October 2019, 33 hospitals have already completed the participation process and 128 have participation agreements under review to join them.
The ICD-10 codes between Z55 and Z65 are the social determinants of health (SDOH) discharge codes. Social determinants of health include factors like:
- Socioeconomic status
- Neighborhood and physical environment
- Social support networks
- Access to health care
Health care providers must provide precision care, perform highly complex procedures and treatments, and cope with increasingly stressful care environments. To support their work, a variety of innovations have been devised to increase patient safety by decreasing preventable harm related to human factors, technological advances, and complex care environments. Certain types of infusion pumps, often called […]
Safe Tables are designed to empower providers to engage in robust, meaningful patient safety and quality improvement activities. CHPSO hosts these meetings via a web-based, teleconference format approximately twice a month. Safe Tables generally have clinical focus on a topic requested by members or found during periodic analysis of the CHPSO database.