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Sentinel Signal Detection Reporting

HQI’s sentinel signal detection system automatically detects 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.

Perinatal Mental Health Learning Community

The Perinatal Mental Health (PMH) Learning Community was HQI’s initiative to provide California hospitals with education, technical assistance, and peer support to strengthen perinatal mental health.  The program concluded in December 2021.  However, key resources developed remain on this website for ongoing free use by hospitals, as needed.  Any questions regarding the resources on this […]

Core Programs

HQI consists of several programs focusing on quality improvement and patient safety. Each program works separately as well as integrated with each other so that reporting redundancy is eliminated, multiple contacts are minimized, and hospital staff focus on improvement goals with the entire support network of HQI.

Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture

AHRQ In 2004, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) released the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, a staff survey designed to help hospitals assess the culture of safety in their institutions. Since then, hundreds of hospitals across the U.S. and internationally have implemented the survey. In response to requests from hospitals interested […]

Quality Transparency Dashboard

New! HQI is now publishing a Quality Transparency Dashboards Report that compares hospitals’ quality performance to state and national benchmarks. Read more below or see our step-by-step download instructions. HQI’s Quality Transparency Dashboard (QTD) leverages publicly available data on more than 90 quality measures to create hospital-specific dashboards highlighting performance on eight key metrics. Data […]

Hospital Quality Transparency Dashboard Scorecard

Hospital Quality Institute, in cooperation with the Patient Safety Movement Foundation and California Hospital Association,  creates quarterly dashboards of publicly-available quality data for each California Hospital Association short-term, acute-care member hospital. These dashboards provide information on eight measures. Our statewide goal is to have a Quality Transparency Dashboard or its equivalent published on every California hospital’s […]

Hospital Quality Transparency Dashboard

Quality Transparency Dashboard Sepsis Mortality Calculation (Update Sept 2023) How does HQI calculate sepsis mortality?  (ICD-10-CM) Description: In-hospital mortality rate among acute care discharges meeting the modified Dombrovskiy Method proxy case definition for sepsis. While sepsis and septic shock are proxy-diagnosed per the Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock (SEP-3) based on […]