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Carlix Lung Returns to HQI as Programmer Analyst  

We are thrilled to announce the return of Carlix Lung to HQI, this time as a full-time member of our dynamic team. Carlix, who previously interned with us as a student data assistant, has come back to contribute his expertise and passion for problem-solving in a full-time role of programmer analyst. 

Q1 2024 Hospital Outpatient Signal Detection Report

About HQI’s Sentinel Signal Detection System Report HQI’s sentinel signal detection system automatically detects abnormal changes (i.e., signals) in the incidence of diagnosis categories from hospital encounter records in the Hospital Quality Improvement Platform (HQIP). Every quarter, HQI aggregates these signals across reporting hospitals to provide a statewide perspective. In Q1 2024, flu season continues, and […]

Strategic Opportunities in Patient Safety: Enhancing Fall Prevention Programs, Enculturating Virtual Nursing, and Automating with AI

Barriers within and across healthcare organizations continue to limit progress in implementing population-specific patient safety processes and outcomes. According to The Joint Commission (2023), fall-injury sentinel events remain the leading issue, highlighting the need for organizational change at all levels and the adoption of clinically relevant technology and innovation to support challenged care delivery systems.

Clinical Quality Director (1285206)

In addition to the responsibilities listed above, this position is also responsible for consulting with the Board of Directors and providing strategic direction on the oversight of systems designed to monitor and ensure the quality care and services are provided at a comparable level to all members and patients across the continuum of care; alleviating or resolving issues in quality improvement systems; aligning and directing others on resolving issues related to the organization meeting the standards established by regulatory agencies and accreditation organizations and meeting public expectations; communicating and championing best practices for maintaining the integrity of systems related to the selection, credentialing and competence of physicians and other health care practitioners; driving the implementation of systems for granting or terminating clinical privileges, professional staff or medical staff or clinical staff membership, proctoring and continuing education; championing the use of standardized and established processes for reviewing and approving medical staff or provider staff Bylaws, Rules and Regulations and amendments; and serving as a liaison for the oversight of systems of all contracted entities including but not limited to the Permanente Medical Groups. This role is also responsible for championing the peer review process, committees, and forums to evaluate and ensure hospital or health system performance; developing strategic insights and guidance based on preliminary and comprehensive feedback; and defining and driving a strategic development plan to address needs and solve problems.

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Area Quality Leader

In addition to the responsibilities listed below, this position is also responsible for providing strategic oversight and guidance to large-sized service areas (i.e., facilities with more than 300 licensed beds) by leading the development and implementation of broad, complex quality programs and initiatives; serving as a leader and expert on clinical quality management programs and initiatives; proactively monitoring performance metrics and performance improvement activities across large, complex services lines and facilities; championing and overseeing the use of evidence-based guidelines and criteria to optimize clinical outcomes; directing accreditation, licensing, and regulatory activities and ensuring compliance in all applicable settings, including compliance with administrative, legal, and regulatory requirements; partnering with and directing medical staff in large service areas to support peer review, practitioner performance review, and oversight processes across broad, complex services lines and facilities; and developing, evaluating, and managing ongoing improvement systems to reduce care delivery risk and medical errors across broad, complex services lines and facilities.

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Health Plan Quality & Performance Improvement Director

Focused on government programs, Medicaid, Medicare quality. Contributes to strategic planning for a broad range of administrative, facilitation, and technical support functions in the area of Quality and Safety Improvement to support Quality and Safety programs and initiatives. Oversees and directs the development, implementation, monitoring, and continuous improvement of Quality and Safety programs and initiatives. Directs teams by defining the standards to develop and monitor performance indicators and metrics, synthesizes data from multiple reporting systems and sources to identify opportunities to improve quality and safety, decrease risk, and maintain the KP safety culture. Develops and coordinates across the organization to define the standards to identify priority issues related to quality and safety.

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