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Transgender Healthcare: Safety Considerations for Both Patient and Institution

In this presentation we will discuss who transgender patients are, and review relevant epidemiologic information about this diverse patient population. We will then discuss the treatments and care plans that many patients undergo in the course of care. This discussion will include a brief overview of surgeries, and what these surgeries require from both patients and the institutions who provide care. We will then reflect on how transcare actually contributes to – and improves, care quality for all (i.e. cis-gender) adult and pediatric patients at an institution. Lastly, we will spend time focusing on how culturally sensitive care is, in fact, a safety issue for trans patients that come to our institutions, and, how not delivering culturally competent care should be a concern for institutions

Prescription for Safety: Just What the Doctor Ordered – Simple Strategies to Promote Safe Medication Use

Medication use is a complicated process that spans many steps and many players. There are several opportunities in which an error may occur.  Having knowledge of common causes of medication errors can promote effective safety planning interventions to prevent errors or reduce the likelihood of harm from medication use. Please join us for a session on promoting safe medication use during National Patient Safety Awareness Week.

Improving Community Birth Transfers in California

The Transform Maternity Care program at the Purchaser Business Group on Health (PBGH) engaged an expert panel of California physicians and midwives to develop resources and discuss strategies to increase hospital-birth center collaboration, and particularly to improve community birth transfers.  Join us on May 18th at 11-12 PT, to learn how you can improve the transfer experience for your patients and your providers.

Legal Counsel Discussion Group

Interested counsel may join a discussion group that offers support and an opportunity to learn about the new legal privileges and challenges of the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005.  You can request to join the group by clicking here. This group generally holds conference calls quarterly. 

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 […]

January 2022 CHPSO and HQIP Signal Detection 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 […]

Easy To Use

The only thing better than great data is easy access to meaningful reports based on great data. The Platform gives you pre-made reports that are easy to use right from the start – there’s no custom coding or waiting required. The Platform automatically shows your performance in the most popular key areas because, well, it’s easier […]

Analyze Readmissions Critically

The Readmission data reported by CMS is already dated when you receive it and only offers a 30-day view of activity. The Platform can display the rates for data from the historical statewide data (AB2876) and the current discharge data (SIERA formally known as MIRCAL). The Platform shows you what’s happening after 3, 7, 14, […]

Measure Up Proudly

Now you can readily identify challenge areas, celebrate successes, improve resource allocation, and produce more meaningful service line and Board reports.  HQI’s Quality Improvement Platform incorporates more than 300 standardized measures and gives you access to real-time reports so you can see where you stand at any given moment. The Platform gives you data faster, earlier, […]