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Members Encouraged to Join Legal Counsel Discussion Group Calls

 As one of the many complementary services offered to members, CHPSO hosts a regularly scheduled Legal Counsel Discussion Group Call designed to support an ongoing exploration of the legal privileges and challenges of the Patient Safety & Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (PSQIA). These calls, which are typically held quarterly, are designed to assist our members and […]

Lessons Learned: Retained Surgical Items

About twice a month, CHPSO hosts a Safe Table forum focused on a specific clinical topic. These members-only forums are designed to empower providers to engage in robust, meaningful patient safety and quality improvement activities.  The group explores situations in which there are systematic concerns or issues that member organizations have encountered and the opportunity […]

Helping Hospitals Address Implicit Bias in Maternity Care

While California hospitals have made strides in improving overall maternity care, we continue to witness strong racial disparities in maternal mortality and morbidity in our state — as in the rest of the nation. Disparities persist even after accounting for age, income, education, health insurance status, and other socio-economic attributes, and evidence points to implicit bias and racism as major factors in these inequities.   

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 — now. 

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 participation agreements under review to join them.  

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 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 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.