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 and into early 2020, CHPSO will see a major expansion to a total of 19 states and nearly 550 members. The vast majority of CHPSO facilities are acute care facilities, but CHPSO members also include ambulatory clinics, home health agencies, hospice care providers, and specialty hospitals.
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In the coming year, HQI will continue to provide member support on pressing patient safety issues, including a particular focus on three main areas:
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 predictive analytics initiative that will be able to detect “signals” in patient safety and quality improvement trends. These trends will then be disseminated to member facilities so they may take necessary action and reverse any adverse effects.
HQI received 33 applications for 2019 C. Duane Dauner Quality Award. Through a careful review via an external panel of judges, three applicant organizations were recognized:
More than 350 health care professionals gathered at the 2019 Hospital Quality Institute (HQI) Annual Conference in Sacramento Oct. 14 and 15 to discuss the successes that have positioned California as the quality improvement leader and the challenges remaining to advance patient safety.
Everyone in health care is in the business of saving lives, whether you are a front line caregiver, an equipment supplier, an environmental engineer, an executive, an analyst, or any other position that touches the processes, systems, environment, or evaluation of health care. We are all in the business of saving lives, and we must function with reliability every day. It is not “OK” in health care to do a better job on some days, more than others. We have to get it right — provide the highest quality of care, and prevent harm and medical errors — all day, every day.
The 8th Annual World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit is co-convened with the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua), the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), and the European Society of Anesthesiology (ESA). This event will bring together all stakeholder groups to discuss novel solutions to the leading challenges facing hospitals today.
At October’s annual conference, HQI launched the Hospital Quality Improvement Platform — a system that consolidates disparate data sources into a single, statewide platform. Its reports and benchmarking tools fuel improvement with intelligence, providing hospital leaders with invaluable quality performance analytics. To date, 339 hospitals have been contacted for participation; of those, 185 responded favorably. Eighty […]
In February 2020, HQI will launch a perinatal mental health (PMH) initiative aimed at continuing the strides California hospitals have made in improving maternity care. The initiative will help hospital perinatal staff understand, recognize, and effectively respond to mental health issues in the perinatal period. It will also help hospitals comply with a new law — Assembly Bill 3032 (Chapter 773, Statutes of 2018) — that, effective Jan. 1, will require hospitals to educate perinatal employees about maternal mental health conditions and inform postpartum women and families about the signs and symptoms of maternal mental health disorders, local post-hospital treatment options, and community resources. The initiative is funded through a grant from the California Health Care Foundation.
Each year, CHPSO provides members with an update of the safety event reports submitted to the CHPSO database. Under a federal law, CHPSO provides a protection to hospitals by collecting safety event data. In turn, CHPSO analyzes these data from member organizations and provides specific feedback to hospitals and shares general, de-identified information with the […]