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Even Heroes Need Help

For the women and men on the front lines of healing those afflicted with coronavirus, the past several weeks have tested not only their clinical skills, but also their physical limits and their emotional fortitude.  And with many more weeks, possibly months, before they can exhale again, they need all the help they can get […]

Early Enrollment Ramping Up for New HQI Data Analytics Platform

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 […]

Does Your Hospital Z-Code?

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  Education  Neighborhood and physical environment  Employment  Social support networks   Access to health care  

Improving Patient Safety with Smart Pumps

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 […]

CHPSO Provides Recap of 2019 Safe Tables

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. 

CHPSO Job Board

Quality and patient safety positions at your organization can be listed on the CHPSO Job Board. If you are a member of CHPSO, the California Hospital Association, or a key partner of the Hospital Quality Institute and would like to list your opportunities on this page, please contact info@chpso.org.

CHPSO Expands to 19 States

CHPSO was established by the California Hospital Association (CHA) in 2009. The longest-listed patient safety organization (PSO) in the United States, CHPSO is also one of the largest — it began in California, and over the years added members in Arizona, Hawaii, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, and Washington. In the last quarter of 2019 […]

2020 Vision: The Future of HQI

In the coming year, HQI will continue to provide member support on pressing patient safety issues, including a particular focus on three main areas: Data Enrichment Vast amounts of data are available through hospital submissions (from California and, soon, 19 other states) and state systems. Both CHPSO and HQI are uniquely positioned to engage in a […]