California hospitals are focused on quality of care.
They have a partner to help them achieve their goals of improving quality, reducing errors, and maximizing patient safety — the Hospital Quality Institute (HQI).
For hospitals and health systems that belong to it, HQI is a source of performance data and analytics. That data help focus improvement opportunities and scale best practices, leading to reducing patient harm, health care-associated infections, and hospital readmissions.
The Collaborative Healthcare Patient Safety Organization — A division of HQI — supports the institute in its mission and is the nation’s largest and longest operating patient safety organization.
CMS Issues Resources for PAC Patient Assessment and Quality Reporting
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued several new resources to assist post-acute care (PAC) providers, including inpatient rehabilitation facility and long-term care hospital providers, in coding specific items required in patient assessment and the PAC quality reporting program (QRP).
CMS Issues New QAPI Interpretive Guidelines
On March 9, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued new interpretive guidelines that explain what hospitals must do to comply with the Condition of Participation for Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI).
Choose From 11 Breakout Sessions at PSES Summit
In addition to the keynote topic on attaining zero harm goals and two Safe Tables, attendees at the 2023 Patient Safety Evaluation System Summit on May 9-10 can choose from 11 breakout sessions.
Energy Savings Programs for PG&E Health Care Customers
Electronic Clinical Quality Measure Submission Deadline is Feb. 28
The deadline for hospitals that participate in the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting and/or Medicare Promoting Interoperability Programs to submit data for the mandatory Safe Use of Opioids-Concurrent Prescribing electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) and three self-selected eCQMs is Feb. 28 at 11:59 p.m. (PT).
CHPSO Hosting Three Webinars During Patient Safety Awareness Week
During Patient Safety Awareness Week, which is recognized March 12-18, the Hospital Quality Institute and Collaborative Healthcare Patient Safety Organization will host three webinars that offer best practices on how to keep patients safe.
Patient Safety Evaluation System Summit Set for May
The online Patient Safety Evaluation System (PSES) Summit, which will be held over two half-days, is set for May 9-10.
NQF Recommends Measures for Federal Quality Programs
The National Quality Forum’s Measures Applications Partnership (MAP) has issued its annual recommendations to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on quality measures under consideration for federal quality programs.
Joint Commission Revises Quality and Safety Standards
The Joint Commission announced it will eliminate 168 quality and safety standards and revise 14 other standards during the first review cycle of 2023.
CHA Updates Federal Quality Measure Inventory for 2023
CHA has issued its federal quality measure inventory to reflect the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ annual rulemaking for federal fiscal and calendar years 2023.