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2024 HQI and Hospital Council Annual Conference

Join us as we explore the possibilities and challenges California hospitals face in deploying artificial intelligence. Hear from thought leaders and practitioners on the cutting edge how AI is already at work in health care, and where some of the greatest opportunities lie.

Strategies for Successful CLABSI Prevention: Insights from Our Journey to Zero

Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, nestled in the Sierra Foothills of Northern California, faced significant challenges in preventing CLABSI during the SARS CoV-2 (COVID) pandemic. Rather than adhering strictly to conventional compliance practices involving insertion and maintenance bundles, they approached the issue by distinguishing between prevention and reduction strategies. Their commitment and innovative perspective bore fruit, […]

A Strong Year and More to Come

In this final month of the year, and as we look toward 2024, we at HQI have been taking some time to reflect on the work we’ve been able to accomplish alongside hospital leaders throughout California and beyond.  

New Opportunities Available in 2024 to Mitigate Workplace Violence

The safety and well-being of the health care workforce are fundamental preconditions to deliver safe and effective patient care. Workplace violence — a growing problem in California hospitals — jeopardizes both workforce wellness and the quality of care, and HQI is committed to helping hospitals address it. 

Hospitals Have Opportunities to Protect Patients Receiving Hospice Care 

Hospice care organizations provide services for the most vulnerable among us — those who are terminally ill and often wholly dependent on family or caregivers. Regrettably, among vulnerable populations, there is a concern about exploitation. The popular 2020 Netflix film “I Care a Lot” delves into a fictional narrative, unveiling fraudulent health care schemes targeting elderly, vulnerable patients. While fiction, it serves as a thought-provoking glimpse into the real hazards and fears patients may encounter in their pursuit of quality health care.