Use of HQI’s Hospital Quality Improvement Platform — a quality analytics system that consolidates disparate data sources into a single, statewide platform — continues to increase as more hospitals complete their contract reviews.
Use of HQI’s Hospital Quality Improvement Platform (HQIP) — a quality analytics system that consolidates disparate data sources into a single, statewide platform — continues to increase as more hospitals complete their contract reviews.
Over the past several decades, the United States has experienced a rising crisis in substance abuse. This is illustrated most dramatically by the rise in deaths from drug overdose. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention, the number of drug overdose deaths has quadrupled since 1999 [i]. More work needs to be […]
It has been an unprecedented and taxing two years for front-line workers and patients alike. Nearly one of three patients delayed in-person health care visits in 2020 due to access issues and/or fear of exposure to COVID-19. According to a national poll, 57% of Americans experienced negative health repercussions, including and up to premature death. In […]
The Hospital Quality Institute (HQI) through its Sentinel Signal Detection System has identified a significant increase in syphilis diagnoses among pregnant patients from 2020-2021. Specifically, the figure below indicates that syphilis prevalence doubled among pregnant patients from 2020 through June 2021 compared to 2019 (0.16% vs. 0.08%). The elevated syphilis prevalence is not unique to […]
Several health care organizations have asked why they should join CHPSO instead of another federally listed patient safety organization.
One reason is to obtain the federal protections for certain patient safety data. These protections facilitate broad sharing of patient safety information both within and across organizations, which speeds learning and facilitates the elimination of patient safety hazards. As part of this protection, members can collaborate with other hospitals and health care organizations, usually at a Safe Table meeting.
HQI Cares: Implementing BETA HEART® is more than another hospital quality program. Instead, it is an answer to the greatest challenge hospitals have faced in generations: How can they keep patients safe while battling turnover and caring for an increasingly drained and depleted workforce?