HQI is celebrating Patient Safety Awareness Week March 14-18 by hosting a webinar each day that week.
Daily webinars include:
Prescription for Safety: Just What the Doctor Ordered – Simple Strategies to Promote Safe Medication Use
March 14: 11 a.m.-noon (PT)
Medication use is a complicated process that spans many steps and many players. There are several opportunities in which an error may occur. Having knowledge of common causes of medication errors can promote effective safety planning interventions to prevent errors or reduce the likelihood of harm from medication use.
Transgender Health Care: Safety Considerations for Both Patient and Institution
March 15: 11 a.m.-noon (PT)
This presentation will discuss who transgender patients are and review relevant epidemiologic information about this diverse patient population. Discussion topics include:
- Treatments and care plans that many patients undergo
- A brief overview of surgeries, and what these surgeries require from both patients and the institutions who provide care
- How transcare contributes to — and improves — care quality for all (i.e., cisgender) adult and pediatric patients at an institution
- The importance of culturally sensitive care and how not delivering it should be a concern for institutions
Patient Safety Culture Change
March 16: 11 a.m.-noon (PT)
How can a health plan incentivize hospitals to develop reliable, sustainable, and transparent cultures of safety? Hear about a groundbreaking new partnership among Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP), BETA Healthcare Group, and HQI that rewards hospitals for participating in HQI Cares: Implementing BETA HEART®, a comprehensive, multi-year program aimed at transforming patient safety and caregiver well-being. HQI Cares is now a part of IEHP’s Hospital Pay for Performance Program, providing financial rewards to hospitals that meet quality improvement targets.
Addressing Racial Inequity in Health Care Outcomes with a Focus on Cherished Futures for Black Moms and Babies
March 17: 10-11 a.m. (PT)
Learn more about a Los Angeles County initiative — Cherished Futures for Black Moms and Babies — that helps participating hospitals evaluate their data, collaborate with community partners, and implement institutional changes to improve care for Black women, birthing people, and families.
Recent CDC Studies about COVID in California: An Epidemiological Review and Critique
March 18: 11 a.m.-noon (PT)
New studies about various aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic are released daily, and the sheer volume makes it impossible to keep up. These studies vary in their designs and methodological rigor and, therefore, in their level of research validity. In this webinar, HQI’s epidemiologist will provide a historical perspective of the COVID-19 epidemic in California and review the findings, point out strengths, and critique the methodologies used in several recent COVID-19 studies based on California data.