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2023 HQI and Hospital Council Annual Conference

Join this statewide gathering of patient safety professionals and enjoy a pre-conference Leadership Summit hosted by Hospital Council Northern & Central California. The 2023 HQI and Hospital Council Annual Conference will offer three keynote addresses, four tracks of breakout sessions, and one can’t-miss opportunity to advance patient safety.

Optimizing Medication Reconciliation and Transitions of Care: Insights from a Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician

Transitions of Care (TOC) pharmacists work closely with patients, caregivers, and other healthcare providers to optimize medication use and ensure medications are affordable for patients at discharge, facilitating seamless patient transitions between healthcare settings.

An important part of this process includes medication reconciliation, both at admission and at discharge. A complete and accurate medication reconciliation not only provides patients with the appropriate medications during admission but also expediates appropriate medications at discharge.

Understanding and implementing the key elements to complete successful medication reconciliation and other transitions of care processes will help reduce hospital length of stay, readmissions, mediation errors, and healthcare costs.

Medication Reconciliation Process: Cultivating a Gold Standard – CHPSO Safe Table Forum

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 […]

Updated Quality Transparency Dashboards Now Available 

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.