About Quality

California’s hospitals prioritize the quality of care they deliver, and the safety of their patients above all. To help hospitals continuously improve quality, reduce medical errors and adverse events, and maximize patient safety, CHA partners closely with the Hospital Quality Institute.

HQI’s work includes reducing patient harm, reducing health care-associated infections, reducing hospital readmissions, improving patient experience and improving maternal/child outcomes. Hospitals and health systems that belong to HQI use it as an source of performance data and analytics to focus improvement opportunities and take best practices to scale. In addition, the Collaborative Healthcare Patient Safety Organization (CHPSO), the nation’s largest and longest operating patient safety organization, is a division of HQI.

Updates for the Week of March 22

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued the following updates this week:​​​​

ONC Updates Information Blocking FAQs
Medicare Shared Savings Program: Application Deadlines for January 1, 2022, Start Date
Update to Rural Health Clinic (RHC) Payment Limits
PT During COVID-19 & Response to Texas Storm
Home Health Payment Corrections

Updates for the Week of March 15

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued the following updates this week:

SNF Quality Reporting Program: Achieving a Full APU Webinar: March 30 
Doctors and Clinicians Preview Period Ends March 25 

Pre-recorded Presentation: Preview Period: Performance Information for Doctors and Clinicians 
Doctors and Clinicians Preview Period User Guide 

2021 Root Cause Analysis (RCA) Innovation Virtual Summit

Hospital Quality Institute (HQI) along with Collaborative Healthcare Patient Safety Organization (CHPSO) and Alliance for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (AQIPS) are excited to present a first of its kind virtual summit devoted not only to enlighten health care professionals on Root Cause Analysis best practices but also on innovation using the National Peer Protections to improve the processes and the delivery of patient care throughout the health care continuum.