About Quality

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 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).  

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).