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Medication reconciliation is an essential process in healthcare that plays a crucial role in ensuring patient safety and positive health outcomes. It involves reviewing and verifying a patient’s medication history to ensure accurate and comprehensive medication lists. This process is particularly crucial during care transitions, such as hospital admission or discharge, to avoid medication-related adverse […]
Recently, CHPSO received an inquiry about the use of color-coded patient wristbands in California hospitals. To assess whether there is a national movement toward standardized armband color adoption, CHPSO surveyed its more than 485 member hospitals across 21 states.
The online Patient Safety Evaluation System (PSES) Summit, which will be held over two half-days, is set for May 9-10.
HQI, in cooperation with the Patient Safety Movement Foundation and the California Hospital Association (CHA), creates and distributes quarterly dashboards of publicly available quality data for each CHA acute care member hospital. These model dashboards currently provide information on eight measures, with over 90 total measures on the data tab.
Use of HQI’s updated Hospital Quality Improvement Platform (HQIP) — a quality analytics system that consolidates disparate data sources into a single, statewide platform — continues to increase as more hospitals complete their contract reviews.
The second year of HQI Cares: Implementing BETA HEART® — a multi-year program to advance patient safety in partnership with BETA Healthcare Group and Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) — is off to a good start with 32 hospitals participating.
A well-done root cause analysis (RCA) can save lives, especially when it is shared at a CHPSO Safe Table so that many hospitals can benefit. At a Safe Table in February, a CHPSO member shared a situation involving the death of a patient who was admitted for chest pain, abdominal pain, and alcohol withdrawal.
Substance use disorders are sometimes seen as challenging to manage, especially in the hospital setting. However, with the right processes and systems in place, hospitals play a critical role in improving care and outcomes for people with substance use disorders.