Quality

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.

Quality and Safety Through Transparency and Compassion

As the quality and safety arm for CHA and the Regional Associations, the Hospital Quality Institute (HQI) is always working to find new ways to help hospitals not only improve the lives of the patients they touch, but also create a culture of patient safety within their organizations.  

New HQI Program Inspires Culture Change, Drives Patient Safety

The Hospital Quality Institute (HQI) and CHA’s three regional associations — Hospital Council – Northern & Central California, the Hospital Association of Southern California, and the Hospital Association of San Diego & Imperial Counties — have launched a new program called HQI Cares: Implementing BETA HEART® to Build a Culture of Safety.  

CMS Issues CY 2022 End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued its proposed rule updating the end-stage renal disease (ESRD) prospective payment system (PPS) for calendar year (CY) 2022. In addition to proposed ESRD PPS payment rates updates, the proposed rule includes changes to the ESRD Quality Incentive Program (QIP) and to the ESRD Treatment Choices Model to address health equity. Comments on the proposed rule are due Aug. 31.