Following up on our previous work on County-Level Relationships Between Risk Factors for Severe COVID-19 and Deaths, we applied similar methods to hospital-level data to explore the relationship between the prevalence of several hospital-level risk factors for severe COVID-19 and corresponding COVID-19 hospitalization rates at those hospitals. We used historical hospital inpatient, emergency department, and ambulatory surgery discharge records for California hospitals to estimate the patient population prevalence of several potential risk factors […]
Enrollment continues 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 free to all California Hospital Association (CHA) members.
One of the most popular educational offerings available to CHPSO members are the regularly scheduled Safe Table forums. Offered about two dozen times per year, these meetings are focused on safety and quality improvement topics, each with a specific clinical focus. As a members-only patient safety activity, these confidential forums occur within each participant’s patient safety evaluation system and provide a safe space in which to explore systematic concerns or issues and share lessons […]
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:
HQI added two team members to its roster in October. In her role as a data analyst for HQI, Candice Cam will manage the data intake, system integrity, and performance enhancement of the Hospital Quality Improvement Platform. Specifically, she’ll be working to help our hospitals ingest discharge records into the platform so they have timelier […]
More than 190,000 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in California as of June 2020, resulting in over 5,600 deaths. Several potential risk factors for developing severe COVID-19 have been identified, including older age and various underlying medical conditions. HQI estimated the relationships between county-wide prevalence of several of these risk factors and COVID-19-related deaths/death rates in California counties using estimates of prevalence from historical statewide hospital inpatient, emergency department, and ambulatory surgery discharge records.
The Hospital Quality Improvement Platform has several new reports that will soon be available.
The CHPSO 2019 Annual Report, covering the period January 1 – December 31, 2019, focuses on our year in review and upcoming opportunities in 2020.
The CHPSO 2019 Annual Report was released on May 13, 2020. This report, which covers the period of January 1–December 31, 2020, focuses on CHPSO’s year in review with highlights for 2020. The report is available online on the CHPSO website.
This year, as part of the CHPSO annual report we provided feedback on the quality of the data submitted to CHPSO. This is part of a larger effort to improve our ability to develop our signal detection methods and other advanced analytic capacities in the CHPSO database. In the Data Quality section of the CHPSO annual report we provided […]