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.

Medicare Outpatient Expenditures Estimated to Grow $6.5B

The calendar year 2023 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) final rule, issued Nov. 1, 2022, by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services estimates that Medicare expenditures under OPPS will increase by $6.5 billion, relative to estimated current year payments, based on changes in the final rule. Key provisions are:  

HQI Annual Conference Is One Week Away, Free To CHA Members

The Hospital Quality Institute (HQI) Annual Conference convenes Nov. 7 in Napa, fees have been waived, and it’s not too late to register. Two inspirational keynote addresses and 16 breakout sessions on the most important patient-safety issues of the day make this a can’t-miss opportunity.