Newsroom & Reports

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 […]

HQI Cares: Implementing BETA HEART Going Strong in 24 Hospitals

In the Inland Empire region of California, 24 hospitals are hard at work developing cultures of patient safety and caring for the caregivers under the guidance of HQI and its partner BETA Healthcare Group.   The hospitals are a part of Inland Empire Health Plan’s Pay-for-Performance Program, which has added participation in HQI Cares: Implementing BETA HEART® as […]